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2019 Presentation

Recently cheques for €25,000 were presented to Barretstown camp and Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin by Brian & Laura Daly. The funds raised were the result of their annual  ‘Ian Daly Swim A Mile With A Smile’.  2019 was the 16th year of the swim and in that time the event has raised over €607,000 which has been divided equally between Barretstown and Crumlin.

Our Lady’s Hospital Presentation

Barretstown Presentation

Thank you to all the swimmers who took part and to their generous sponsors. It is through your continued support that the event has continued to run each year.

We look forward to next year’s event which will take place in the National Aquatic Center at the Sport Ireland Campus in Blanchardstown over two weekends in May 2020.  More details can be found closer to the date on the event website If anyone is interested in taking on the challenge and taking part in next year’s event they can email Brian & Laura on There is also a training plan on this website to help you build up to the swim.

If anyone is interested in taking on the challenge and taking part in next year’s event please Contact Us.


St. Wolstan’s Community School

Thank you to St. Wolstans Transition Year, Celbridge  for raising over €845 for this year’s Ian Daly Swim A Mile With A Smile.

Pictured here is Irena Egan presenting the cheque to Brian Daly from the Ian Daly Swim A Mile with a Smile.

Thanks and Well done to all. Looking forward to next year already!

St Wolstans Presentation

Mount Sackville

We’re delighted and hugely grateful to the girls at Mount Sackville School, Chapelizod, Dublin who raised €625.00 at their Ian Daly Swim A Mile with a  Smile event in 2017.

Here are all the girls who took part, presenting Brian Daly with the cheque. Thank you all !

Mount Sackville_2017

Salesian College Celbridge

A huge effort by Salesian College in Celbridge bore fruit by raising a massive €3,305. The TY boys all completed their Ian Daly Swim A Mile with a Smile in April at the NAC, Dublin.  Well done everyone !

Here presenting a cheque for the money raised are Mike Tracey and Brian Tracey.

Salesian College 2017

Swim 2017 Launch

Hello Swimmers,

Family Day SwimOnce again we are organising the annual ‘Ian Daly Swim A Mile With A Smile’ in aid of Barretstown, and the Children’s Cancer Research Centre at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin. We ran another very successful event in 2016 and raised €25,000 which was divided equally between the two charities. Pictures from the event and details of the cheque presentations are on our website. Through your support and the generosity of your sponsors we have now raised over €525,000 since the event began 13 years ago. Thank you to all of you without whose effort we would not have been able to raise such a large sum of money and we look forward to your continued support this year. Please encourage your friends and family to try the swim challenge this year. It is a great way to support our charities and enjoy the satisfaction of reaching some personal milestones along the way!

This year’s event will be held on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd  April in the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown and in pools all around Ireland. We are encouraging everyone to swim a mile either on their own or as part of a group at a time that suits you around this weekend. Log on to the website and click the registration link on the Home page.  Choose the date of your swim and a time that suits you. If you cannot make this weekend you are more than welcome to complete the swim at a time that suits you in your local pool. Email Brian and Laura to help you organise this.

You will find a training plan on our website that will help you build up to swimming a mile in just 6 weeks! You can also follow us on social media for regular updates and news.

We look forward to your participation this year and please encourage others to take part. If you need any further information please contact us .

Thank you again for your support,

Brian & Laura Daly




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