Not all the classic fjord’s are located in Scandinavia, here is a chance to swim a spectacular fjord in Ireland. You can swim between the soaring mountains in deep green waters of the Killary Fjord, which is on “The Wild Atlantic Way”, the famous 2,500 km coastal trail that runs along the west coast of Ireland. The spectacular setting of Killary Fjord in Connemara makes this a unique event and brings swimmers from all over the country and abroad.
Race organisers, Killary Gaelforce, have their base overlooking the Wild Atlantic Way Signature Point. A very spectacular view.
This event offers 3 distances: 3.9 km Route for the Ironman swimmers and experienced swimmers who want a bit more of a challenge. This distance can be swum with or without a wetsuit.
For the 2 km route competitors are brought to the starting point in the middle of the Fjord by boat… and then must abandon ship and swim home! You can do this distance with or without a wetsuit.
For the 750m Route the competitors are brought to the starting line by fishing trawler where they also must abandon ship and swim from Mayo to Galway! Wetsuits only for this distance. The water is a typical nice, brisk Irish swim temp… around 13C/55F, so you can decide which distance and whether you are going to tough it out or throw on the wetsuit!
Regardless of the distance you choose, this is a great way to see the rugged beauty of Ireland and another welcome addition to the strong contingent of Irish races in the Global Swim Series.