The Lough Gill Northwest Hospice swim is now in its eight year and with over €200,000 raised to date, the 2018 event looks set to be bigger than ever. There are three elements to the swim itself, the first element is the 10k from Park’s Castle to the Boat house on the Back Avenue, the second element is the relay which takes place at the pontoon area, and the newest element is the skins/ wetsuit one mile swim.
The finish area is at the Boathouse and always has a fantastic festival atmosphere with music activities for children and families.
Speaking to Thomas Walsh, PRO Lough Gill Family Fest “from year to year the event is growing and we expect crowds in 2018 to be the largest ever. We have a super line up of activities planned; Dinky Diggers, Giant Bounce Castles, Zippy the Clown, Face Painting, Stilt Walkers, Arts and Crafts, Precious Pet Experience, and the Scruffy Duffy Show some of the many activities planned. The event will take place on Saturday August 18th from 12pm-5pm at Back Avenue, Sligo.