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Fundraising Swim Challenge

Fundraising Swim Challenge

10th August 2023 - 24th September 2023


Charity Swim for Ireland’s Forest’s

Swim to Ireland’s Eye - 

The September Swim, in aid of the Gaelic Woodland Project:

People powered reforestation.

Swim 5k before the 24th of September, join us as we all collectively Swim the 1.7k from Ireland's Eye together, or do both! 

Help us raise money to re-forest Ireland. 

Want to get fresh air, exercise, and help raise funds for a meaningful cause? Join us. Join in. Let the swimming begin.


Returning land to nature is a great way to store carbon, restore ecology, and give posterity their ecological inheritance. GWP is a people-powered social experiment, where people who want to save the planet are joining forces and raising money with the single goal in mind. Buy land, and plant trees. 

GWP have raised over €36,000 euro to date, and they are ready to buy land in Mayo to start this process. The aim is to raise enough money to buy a bigger piece of land for a Great Forest to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Great Famine in 2045. In the 1800s, Ireland was mostly deforested, this mission is to heal the trauma of scarcity by coming together to create abundance. In this way we can honour our shared ancestry and leave something positive for our children and our children's children to inherit.

This swim is to raise awareness for this project as well as funds. Every little bit helps us in a massive way. Get involved

WHEN IS IT? - 10.09.23 - 11am

The Swim to Ireland’s Eye will leave from Howth, in conjunction with life local guards, a group will set out and be safely monitored the whole way across the 1k swim there and back to shore.

And if you can’t make it to the swim on the day, we will also be training for the swim by trying to swim as much as possible throughout the month. Count the metres swam each time you get in the pool or the sea, and add it all up till you reach 5k. 

We do advise being comfortable doing over 1k in a wetsuit before you join us on the day to swim to Ireland’s Eye.

So there are two ways to get involved. Swim as much as you can, wherever and whenever you can, until you hit 5k. Or join us on the 10th of September and swim with us to Ireland’s Eye. Or… do both if you are willing and able.

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  • Anonymous

    Love what you guys are at. Keep her lit xx

    €10 28/09/2023
  • Michelle Cullen

    Fantastic Cause! Well done to all involved.. Grá Mór ❤

  • Polly Gormley

    €50 11/09/2023
  • Matthew O Siochain

    See ye on the day lads I'll have the kayak out for a spin.

    €30 07/09/2023
  • Terese Slattery LaBarre

    May the waters bless you and your project. Safe swimming 🏊‍♀️

    €30 27/08/2023
  • Suzanne Ledwith

    €50 27/08/2023
  • Fiach Walker

    €10 21/08/2023