Swimmers Ger Kennedy and Allen Evans will today attempt a swimming feat never attempted before in Ireland – a 24 hour swim in the Irish sea to help raise funds for Epilepsy Ireland.
They are due to start shortly, at 1pm, at the 40-foot bathing area in Dublin’s Sandycove. They’ll attempt to complete a one-hour market course 24 times, in waters of just 12-13 degrees.
The two men will finish at lunchtime tomorrow, if all goes well.
They are swimming to raise funds for Epilepsy Ireland in memory of Suzanne Ryan, a family friend who died in 2010.