Five great spots for a NYE dip


Five great spots for a NYE dip

Jonathan Duane
Jonathan Duane

04:58 1 Dec 2023

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For those of you brave enough to bare the cold.

dip  Pic: Marc O'Sullivan

Fáilte Ireland has curated a list of Ireland’s must-visit swimming spots to enjoy for your new year adventures.

Whether you’re a first timer interested in taking a dip in the sea, or paddling in calmer lough waters, Ireland has something to offer for all cold-water swimmers.

1. Bundoran Co. Donegal

Known as one of Ireland’s surfing paradises, Bundoran is home to a variety of beautiful strands that are ideal for the seasoned sea swimmer.

From Rossnowlagh Beach to Tullan Strand, there is so much choice when it comes to taking a dip.

2. Salthill, Co. Galway

One of Salthill's main attractions, the promenade covers approximately 3km of Atlantic coastline, stretching all the way from the Claddagh Quay to the famous Blackrock diving tower.

3. Wild Swimming in Doon Shore at Lough Key

Doon Shore, found in Roscommon, is one of Ireland’s ultimate hidden gems and a perfect spot for winter swimming.

4. Cooley Peninsula, Co. Louth 

Enjoy a majestic swim in a glacial fjord at Carlingford Lough and Gyles Quay, situated on the Cooley Peninsula.

5. Portmarnock Beach, Co. Dublin

The beach is 8km in length and stretches all the way to Baldoyle, adjoining Malahide Beach, it has beautiful views of the Dublin Mountains and Howth Harbour.

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