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Dunmore East RNLI Swim back after six years

The Dunmore East RNLI Swim will return this year for the first time in six years.

Hundreds of swimmers will be taking to the water on the 28th of May, starting from the slip at the Waterford Harbour Sailing Club.

There will be three swim options with distances of 1600m, 800m and 500m. The first will start at 11.30am.ย 

This will be the third open water swim in aid of the RNLI locally.

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Volunteers with the charity provide a 24-hour search and rescue service and is dependent on voluntary donations.

Registration for the event will open online tomorrow via Eventbrite.ย 

Speaking at the launch,ย chair of the fundraising branch atย Dunmore East RNLI,ย Margaret Barry said, "I canโ€™t believe that itโ€™s been six years since our last swim event and we are really excited to be relaunching for 2023. An event like this provides essential funds for our volunteer lifeboat crew to continue vital life saving work here in Dunmore East. We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country with a stunning coastline, and it really is the perfect location for a swim!"

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around Ireland and the UK.

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The RNLI operates 46 lifeboat stations in Ireland.

The RNLI is independent of government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service.

Since it was founded in 1824, the charity has saved over 142,200 lives.ย 

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