Entries for Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim

Entries open at 10am on Wednesday January 18 for our 2023 Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim in aid of the RNLI. The link is here: https://bit.ly/myrtlevilleswim

We have increased the available places to 350, which will hopefully leave room for all. Get entered and get training 🙂

Presentation by Myrtleville Swimmers to RNLI

We were delighted this morning to present €3,700 to Ian Venner of Crosshaven RNLI, the proceeds of the Myrtleville Swimmers Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim. Looking forward to 2023 to make a further contribution. Sincere thanks to everyone who donated, participated, supported and assisted in any way.

Presentation of €3,700 by Damian O'Neill and Bernard Lynch on behalf of Myrtleville Swimmers to Ian Venner of RNLI Crosshaven.
Presentation of €3,700 by Damian O’Neill and Bernard Lynch on behalf of Myrtleville Swimmers to Ian Venner of RNLI Crosshaven.

RNLI Swim – Participant information

Please arrange your travel plans to car pool if it all possible. Be aware of the traffic diversions getting to Church Bay.

Parking in Church Bay and in Myrtleville will be very limited. Work with the stewards. Parking is available in the Rugby Club at the top of the hill in Myrtleville.

RNLI Swim on June 16 – can’t make it?

If you have entered for the swim on June 16 and you now can’t make it that evening, please think of the RNLI and cancel your place. You will not get a refund and you can’t transfer your entry, but a cancellation will free up a place for someone on the very long waiting list to enter and thus give some more money for the RNLI. It’s all about funds for the Lifeboats.

Beware the Siren Call – The Return (or The Revenge, more like it)

After the visit from Daithi last week, I was sure I was on for a scriptwriter job on the all-new Today with Daithi and Bernie Show, starring our own Bernie Lynch. Unfortunately, it now seems Harry Casey has got in there ahead of me and is writing Rom-Com dramas. His first script is below (published on some misspelled version of this venerable site and – let’s be honest – with a fair bit of plagiarism) and it’s worthy of a reprint here. Fame. At last.

From Harry “watch your back” Casey:

It seemed almost too good to be true. A brave, lone Myrtlevillian embarks on a quest to commune with fame and meets many obstacles in his way, namely some Magnificent Mermaids and Mermen – AKA the other Myrtleville swimmers rudely barging into his photos with Kerry’s finest export (aside from the butter and the horse who went to France). With these images beamed around the world (it’ll be on RTE anyway), Damian O’Neill has been inundated with offers from Hollywood for a film about his experience. The project – with the working title “Swims with Daithí” (like Costner in that wolf thingie years ago) – is being cast (Clint Eastwood is on to play Damian, apparently, but Damian reckons he’s not macho enough) and we hear plans are in place to engage Peter Foott with his local knowledge of filming on the beach for the Young Offenders.

Being the cute hoor that Damian is – in case the movie doesn’t work out – he has trademarked the images below and has plans to set up a stall selling t-shirts and mugs with pictures of said rare images, outside of Bernie’s Siopa in the village on Saturday morning.

So, Damian – enjoy it while it lasts, but keep the day job. This one might go down the tubes yet. You can’t trust those fillum fellas.

*Any similarities between this article and any previously published articles by another author are purely coincidental.

**This article is absolutely not being published in retaliation

Help wanted for new swimmers evening – May 31st at 6.45pm

May 31st, 6.45 pm: Weather permitting, Eilis Burns will be bringing a group of new open water swimmers to Myrtleville on Tuesday, May 31st at 18:45.

Any of the regular Myrtleville swimmers who can be around that evening to give any help would be appreciated. We need strong swimmers used to the sea to join the group for the swim and watch out for anyone who needs some support.  Also, any kayakers or SUPs available would be very welcome.

Please come down if you can. Remember what your own first swim was like and help out.

Some of the new swimmers on another evening – 2014.