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Round Ireland Relay Sea Swimmer Nuala Moore on What Inspires & Defines Her (Podcast)

17th June 2021
Sea swimmer Nuala Moore from Dingle in County Kerry
Sea swimmer Nuala Moore from Dingle in County Kerry

“I never thought Cork would ever finish,” says Nuala Moore of that wonderful part of this coastline which she navigated in 2006.

Moore was then one of six swimmers who undertook a round Ireland relay swim of 1,330 km in 2006.

Since then, Moore, from a fishing family in Dingle, Co Kerry, has become a Guinness world record holder twice over, with several world firsts. She was a member of a relay team that swam the Bering Strait from Russia to the USA, and she also swam off Cape Horn, taking on the meeting of the oceans in perilous waters.

Moore spoke to Wavelengths about what inspires her and what defines her, and she first recalled jumping off a pier at Slaidín near Dingle lighthouse when she was very young – and discovering, though she couldn’t swim, that she knew how to get out of the water. Part two is here

Lorna Siggins

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Lorna Siggins is a print and radio reporter, and a former Irish Times western correspondent. She is the author of Search and Rescue: True stories of Irish Air-Sea Rescues and the Loss of R116 (2022); Everest Callling (1994) on the first Irish Everest expedition; Mayday! Mayday! (2004); and Once Upon a Time in the West: the Corrib gas controversy (2010). She is also co-producer with Sarah Blake of the Doc on One "Miracle in Galway Bay" which recently won a Celtic Media Award

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