Shannon Swim 2024

July 16th, 2024 | Posted by arlenewhite in Sport | Water Activities - (0 Comments)

Our annual Shannon Swim has been running for close to 30 years and still remains a most popular event in the locality. 33 swimmers took part in this years event, which runs from the Pier Head to just below Killaloe Library, a distance of about 500 metres.

This years’ winner was Mai Walsh in the Juvenile Category with a time of 7 minutes 32 seconds.

The winners were as follows:

Juvenile Category: 

1st – Mia Walsh (7 minutes 32 seconds)
2nd – Nathan Shinners (7 minutes 33 seconds)
3rd – Anna Considine (8 minutes 32 seconds)

Open Category:
1st – Geno Quinlan (7 minutes 34 seconds)
2nd – Bobby Reynolds (8 minutes 54 seconds)
3rd – Johnny O’Loughlin (8 minutes 56 seconds)

Special Youth Category:
1st – Danny Hickey
2nd – Grace O’Brien
3rd – Aoife Ringrose

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who took part in this years event –

Malachy Sheeran; Hardoin; Monika Tupa; Gary Madden; Deridre Mulally; Alma Moloney; Suzanne Cantrell; Maeve O’Dwyer; Hilda Moloney; Aisling O’Brien; Jos Slattery; Yvonne Briody; Bernie Little; Keely Cantrell; Edel Cribbin; Triona Campbell; John O’Brien; Natasha Crotty; Ray Hickey; Georgina Ringrose; Molly O’Sullivan and Ciara Bradley.

Thanks also to all those who helped us out on the day – Dee Kearney; Killaloe Sailing Club; My Next Adventure; Caroline Tierney; Yvonne Briody and Maeve O’Dwyer.

Féile GALA

July 10th, 2023 | Posted by arlenewhite in Entertainment | Family | Fun | Sport | Water Activities | Youth - (0 Comments)

Great Fun & Games was had at the Féile Pool Gala.

For the older Children the “Divestick Challenge” proved to be the most popular event once again. With Tag Team and single events the Kids were put through their paces at the Deep end.

At the Shallow end there were various cross pool Races, Ball in a lifebuoy event , Armband races to keep the small kids busy. All the kids received medals & a Goody bag at the end of a great morning.

Big thanks to our event leader Cliona, Lifeguards Luke, Dylan & Isabella, Mary who looked after refreshments, Pool Supervisor Paddy and Lisa for organising the treats.

A Big thanks to the Féile Brian Boru Committee for all their assistance.

The Féile Brian Boru Swimming Pool Gala was a great fun event. It catered for all ages and abilities. Well done to Paddy & Lifeguards Anthony & Laura for organising the events and to Mary for providing refreshments to all.
U10A Freestyle : 1. Tadhg Hogan 2. Noah Shannon 3.Ryan Crotty
U10B Freestyle : 1. Charlie Collins 2. Arron Welsh
U11 Freestyle: 1. Adam Ahern 2. Iggy Ordon 3. John Nolan
U12 Freestyle : 1. Jagode Ordon 2. Mark Ahern 3. Leonne Geragthy 4. Shauna Higgins
Junior Armband/Woggle : 1.Elle Slattery 2. Ruby Welsh 3. Sarah Ordon 4. Ollie Collins
Dive Time Trial Open: 1.Jagobe Ordon 2. Mark Ahern 3.John Nolan
Mammy’s Race : 1. Orla Collins 2.Camille Nolan
Daddy’s Race 1. Seamus Collins

Lifeguard Race: 1. Anthony Dunne 2.Tadhg O Shaughnessy Joint 3rd Rory Mockler & Laura Mc Grath

32 swimmers took part in the annual Shannon Swim which starts at the Pier Head and finishes before Killalie Brudge, a distance of approx. 500 metres.

The winners were as follows:

Ladies Open
1st – Edie Reynolds
2nd – Deirdre Kearney
3rd – Orlagh Scanlon

Men’s Open
1st – Finn McGeever
2nd – Christian Jones
3rd – Nicholas O’Brien
Finn McGeever was first in at a time of 5:22:44, beating his previous time of just over 6 minutes. Well done to Finn.

1st – John Ryan
2nd – Geno Quinlan
3rd – Rosie Foley

Juvenile Winner – Rory Bradwell

Well done to all who took part.

Feile Brian Boru 2019 is almost upon us and we have another jam-packed programme of events this year.
Events include: Feile Fireworks; Fly-Boarding displays; Traditional Family Fun Day – Archery, Games, Mini-Zoo; Strut Your Mutt Dog Show; Walks, Talks and Guided tours; Photographic Exhibition; Kayaking, Sailing, Canadian Canoe Races; 
Shannon Swim; Pond Dipping; Workshops for all – Art, Drama, Gardening, Natural Skincare; Mobile Theatre; 
Fuinneamh Drum; Brass Band; Beat on the Street; Craft Fair; Farmers Market, and much more…….
Printed programmes will soon be available in local shops and businesses and our full programme is now available on our website

From Wednesday 1st July – Sunday 5th July 2015, experience a variety of fun activities including, historical guided tours, a stunning Fireworks display over the river Shannon, Traditional Craft Experience, Animal Magic with their amazing display of animals, Strut your Mutt Fun Dog Show, Children’s Art Competition, Art exhibitions & displays, Street Theatre, Live Music, Table Quiz, Farmers Market, Shannon Swim, Canoe Polo and much, much more!

Féile Brian Ború 2015 Highlight – Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS will play LIVE in concert in The Lakeside Hotel on Sunday 5th July. Renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 37 years. Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A FUREYS concert  is always a night to remember. Tickets €20. For further information and tickets, contact The Lakeside Hotel T: 061-376122.

Féile Brian Ború 2015 – Fun for all the family guaranteed!

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The VIKING LONG BOAT will be arriving into Ballina Jetty at 7pm tonight. Head on down to see them.