Gannaway swim revived for the 100th anniversary

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Re: Gannaway swim revived for the 100th anniversary

#31 Post by Eugene » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:29 pm

Liz wrote:Does anyone know where exactly the Gannaway swim starts and finishes at :?:
Now thats a sensible question Liz!! ~x(

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#32 Post by Brian » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:41 pm

will race from the beach at Warrenpoint around Gannaway rock and back
I assume the beach beside the baths. Ian was to get back to me with more info but I have heard nothing ~x(

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#33 Post by Liz » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:23 pm

Brian wrote:
will race from the beach at Warrenpoint around Gannaway rock and back
I assume the beach beside the baths. Ian was to get back to me with more info but I have heard nothing ~x(
Have just read an advertisement for a previous Gannaway swim which states that it is a
3.5 km swim, with the competitors to check in at the bathing area on Killowen Road, Rostrevor
before the swim to Warrenpoint's Gannaway Rock. Can anyone confirm if this is right....

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#34 Post by Eugene » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:29 pm

Ive never heard of the swim starting from there before Liz....It was always either beside the baths...or maybe somewhere nearer Coles corner....and by the way....dont you go eating a big breakfast....dont want to hear of you getting cramp halfway across :rotfl: :rotfl:

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#35 Post by Liz » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:30 pm

Eugene wrote:Ive never heard of the swim starting from there before Liz....It was always either beside the baths...or maybe somewhere nearer Coles corner....and by the way....dont you go eating a big breakfast....dont want to hear of you getting cramp halfway across :rotfl: :rotfl:
If you hear of a beached whale at Coles corner, that'll be me Eugene :rotfl:

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#36 Post by Eugene » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:36 pm

Liz wrote:
If you hear of a beached whale at Coles corner, that'll be me Eugene :rotfl:
:you ejit: by the way.....were you in Moygannon Nurseries today?!

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#37 Post by Liz » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:37 pm

Eugene wrote:
Liz wrote:
If you hear of a beached whale at Coles corner, that'll be me Eugene :rotfl:
:you ejit: by the way.....were you in Moygannon Nurseries today?!
No Eugene, why do you ask? ~x(

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Re: Gannaway swim revived for the 100th anniversary

#38 Post by Eugene » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:41 pm

Liz wrote:
If you hear of a beached whale at Coles corner, that'll be me Eugene :rotfl:
:you ejit: by the way.....were you in Moygannon Nurseries today?![/quote]

No Eugene, why do you ask? ~x([/quote]
I'll get a chewing for going off topic here!!.....I was there this afternoon and someone who I thought looked a lot like you was there.......just glad I didnt say 'hello Liz'!!
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#39 Post by Liz » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:45 pm

I'll get a chewing for going off topic here!!.....I was there this afternoon and someone who I thought looked a lot like you was there.......just glad I didnt say 'hello Liz'!!
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It may have been my younger sister Ruth, she's used to people calling her Liz, but as she's a couple of years younger than me it doesn't do her any favours. :rotfl:

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#40 Post by Brian » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:09 am

I assume that would have been the Rostrevor to Gannaway swim? In the past there have been various "swims" organised, including an Omeath to Gannaway one, a Warrenpoint to Rostrevor one, and all points in between. This swim is bringing back an original one from (I think) Victorian times that was from the baths to the rock and back again.

In the past we also had regatta's (remember the article from 1846 viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1950) and power boat races - something that could (and should) come back again.

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#41 Post by elpels64 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:29 am

I can't wait to see the picture that will be taken. Good luck to all the swimmers in volved.
As i know if my uncle peter Ohare from the Glenmore was a live today he would be one of those swimmers.

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Liebra Malocca Florida USA. :friends: :cheers2: :getmecoat: @=) :cheers:

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#42 Post by joanne » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:33 am

Leibra,check out the Warrenpoint area today.photos are already up. :camera: :photo:

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#43 Post by elpels64 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:48 pm

TKS Joanne guess im behind lol.
Liebra :-C

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