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River Liffey at Dublin city centre.

Swimmers take part in a launch in the Liffey for “Swimming a Long Way Together”, a project by artist Vanessa Daws and curated by Rosie Hermon, which draws inspiration from 20th century pioneer swimmer Mercedes Gleitze. Events will take place across Ireland until Summer 2022. This launch event featured singers from Landless and swimmers from the Dublin Swimming Club.

Swimming A Long Way Together

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

In 1962.

Santa arrives on Dublin’s River Liffey on a Jet Ski-like thingamajig, as recorded by Gael Linn, Amharc Éireann, Ireland’s longest-running indigenous newsreel series.

Watch clip of Santa’s arrival and scenes from Dublin’s Moore Street and Henry Street during Christmas in 1962 here.


The Gael Linn Collection

Via Irish Film Institute




Dublin Fire Brigade tweetz:

We were able to assist @DublinSPCA this morning on the #Liffey with the retrieval of a stranded cat at Burgh Quay.