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Irish swimming at Loop Head

For nearly a hundred years, there has been a tradition of diving from the public boards at New Found Out (locally known as ‘Newfie) in the West End of Kilkee.

The diving boards allow for dives of up to 13 metres into the open sea, and as such, they call for courage and a sense of adventure. Every year, an open diving competition at Newfie draws big crowds. The boards are especially popular with youngsters during the summer; in the winter months they are taken away for safe keeping. The diving boards, which have been recently reconditioned with the help of local sponsorship, can be found near the car park on the southern side of the bay.

Please do keep in mind that diving from the boards is safe only at high tide. As a rule of thumb: if none of the locals is using them, then you definitely shouldn’t either.

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