Monday, 20th August 2018
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"The countdown to the 24th annual Helvick Swim & BBQ has begun and we are all working hard in preparation for a great day in support of Helvick Head Lifeboat Station scheduled for 1pm on Sunday July 22nd" said Hon Fundraising Chairman Kevin O'Morchoe.

"There are a few places available for the sponsored swim, and swimmers can choose either the 2k or 4k option" said RNLI Swim Coordinator Oliver Clancy who can be contacted This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mobile on 087 821 0420.

"The 4k distance is from Ballinacourty Pier to Helvick Pier, and the 2k is from a point in the bay off Ballinacourty Lighthouse to Helvick Pier, and swimmers are required to wear a wet suit" he added.

This great family fiesta is the main fundraising event for the Helvick Lifeboat Station and has become a lovely tradition on Helvick Pier in the Waterford Gaeltacht attracting people from all over the country and beyond, who meet up to enjoy our famous BBQ and hospitality, RNLI merchandise, King and Queen of Helvick competition, face painting, music, entertainment, dog show, other family attractions and a raffle for 18 great prizes.

General info: 086 813 4597; 087 174 0141.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea.

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