River, lake & sea - the ultimate swim journey 

A trilogy of open water swimming events in three magical locations. Plunge into the River Shannon, Lough Derg and Killary Fjord to experience the best of Ireland’s iconic waterways. Swim one, two or all three to complete the Gaelforce Great Swim Trilogy. 
Each swim offers three distances for all levels of open water swimming experience, beginner to pro, with wetsuit & non-wetsuit swimmers welcome in all distances. Our experienced safety support and medical teams are on hand throughout the events.


Gaelforce Great River Swim – Lanesborough – May 2023 

Swim the mighty River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river.  

The first event of the Gaelforce Great Swim Trilogy starts in the beautiful countryside just north of Lanesborough, Co Longford, where the River Shannon meets Lough Ree.   
This river swim offers three distances: 5.8km | 3.1km | 800m in a down-river swim assisted by the current. 



Gaelforce Great Lake Swim – Mountshannon – July 2023 

Immerse yourself in mystical Lough Derg. 
The second event of the Gaelforce Great Swim Trilogy takes place in Lough Derg, where small islands strewn with ancient ruins dot the lake by the historical village of Mountshannon in Co. Clare.  
This lake swim offers three distances 3.9km | 2km | 750m in a circular route starting and finishing on the lakeshore. 


Gaelforce Great Fjord Swim – Connemara – September 2023 

A spectacular sea swim in the Atlantic Ocean. 
The final event of the Gaelforce Great Swim Trilogy takes place in the sheltered, crystal-clear Atlantic waters of Killary Fjord, in Leenane, Co. Galway, with Connemara’s majestic mountains soaring all around.  
This sea swim offers 3 distances 3.9km | 2km | 750m finishing on the Killary shore. 



Do 1 or all 3!

Enter all three events online together and recieve a limited edition, exclusive Gaelforce Rip Curl dry bag (RRP €30) for free!