The 100th Dublin City Liffey Swim 2019

July 18, 2019

The Dublin City Liffey Swim is one of the most famous open sea races in the world.  Formed by Dublin Corporation engineer Bernard Fagan to show the citizens the good quality of the water in the Liffey, it was first run in 1920.

The Liffey Swim is one of a kind, as Dublin is the only capital country in Europe to have a swimming race through the middle of the city. It is the highlight of the open sea swimming season and provides a great sight for the Dublin public.

This year marks the 100th year of this historic event, taking place on the August Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday August 3rd, 2019 at 12 noon.

The skyline of Dublin City, Ireland looking east along the quays towards the docklands area