Saturday August 8, 2020

So you want to do the Liffey Swim

A swimming race that has been run in Dublin’s Liffey since 1920 and was immortalised by Jack B Yeats’ 1923 painting of the event. What it is:

12th August, 2006

A swimming race that has been run in Dublin’s Liffey since 1920 and was immortalised by Jack B Yeats’ 1923 painting of the event. The painting won him a silver medal at the 1924 Paris Olympics competition for artistic endeavour. What it is:

For the lily-livered. What it isn’t:

Despite the race being in a tidal part of the river - meaning that it is flushed out twice a day - the Liffey’s...

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