Festival Swim

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Tuesday 12 July 2022

3:45 pm


The Abbey Strand

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To really immerse yourself into beautiful West Cork join us for our annual festival sea swim in Bantry Bay. Bring your swimsuit, your towel and your sense of fun for this communal dip into the sea. This year we are joined on our swim by Nina Mingya Powles, author of Small Bodies of Water. Nina will be speaking at the festival at 18.30 today.

Admission: Free

Please note that the Abbey Strand is considered a safe place to swim but there is not a lifeguard in attendance at the beach. This is a communal dip in the sea and everyone partakes at their own risk. We ask everyone to be mindful of their own safety and the safety of others and not to behave in a way that may put themselves or other swimmers at risk.


Nina Mingya Powles

A lyrical, poetic essay collection that blends memoir with powerful writing on the natural world, taking us from London to New Zealand, Shanghai to Malaysia – from the winner of...

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