Swim from Lough Allen to Limerick starts this week

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Swim from Lough Allen to Limerick starts this week

Waterways Ireland are advising masters and owners of vessels a swim of the River Shannon from Lough Allen to Limerick from May 24 - June 3.

The programme for the swim  is as follows:

Day 1 Thursday May 24t
8am Dowra to Lough Allen 10km
12-4pm break.
4pm lough Allen to Drumshambo 14km

Day 2 May  Friday 25
8am Drumshambo to Leitrim Village 8.5km
12-4pm break.
4pm Leitrim Village to Carrick-on-Shannon. 7km

Day 3  Saturday May 26
8am Carrick-on-Shannon to Jameston 16km
12-4pm break.
4pm Jamestown to Rooskey 14km

Day 4 Sunday May 27
8am Rooskey too Tarmonnabarry 12km
Tarmonnabarry  to Lanesbourogh 13km    

Day 5 Monday May 28th
8am Lanesbourogh to Athlone 28km

Day 6  Tuesday May 29
8am Athlone to Clonmacnoise 16km
12-4pm break.
4pm Clonmacnoise to Shannonbridge 9km

Day 7 Wenesday  May 30
8am Shannonbridge to Banagher 15km

Day 8 Thursday May 31
8am Banagher to Victoria Lough 7km 
12-4pm break.
Victoria Lough to Portumna 14km

Day 9 Friday June 1
8am Portumna to Killaloe 37km

Day 10 Saturday June 2
8am Killaloe to O'briens bridge 10km

Day 11 Sunday June 3rd-
O'Briens bridge to Limerick 15

Masters of vessels are advised to navigate with additional caution in the
vicinity of the swim as it proceeds southwards.