Directions to Start – Aughinish, Co. Clare
  • Directions to Start – Aughinish, Co. Clare

Directions to Start - Aughinish, Co. Clare

There will be a bus for swimmers leaving the Salthill hotel on the morning of the swim. Your bus departure time will be provided at the pre-race briefing on Friday night and will depend on which Swim Wave you are assigned to. For those driving to the Start, please allow at least 1.5 hours driving time. There are no toilet facilities at Aughinish. Please use the facilities in Salthill or on the road journey across in Clarenbridge, Kilcolgan or Kinvara.
Note: There is limited parking at the start line due to the very narrow access road. If you are driving across, please do not block the road when parking as the bus transporting swimmers needs access to the start line.

For those driving to the Swim Start, follow these directions from Salthill.
Depart Galway on the N18 heading towards Limerick / Shannon. You will pass by Oranmore and through the village of Clarenbridge.
At the next village Kilcolgan, take a right turn onto the N67 towards Kinvara.
Approx 2km after Kinvara, take a right turn in the direction of Traught beach, Knockgarra. (See photo below)
Follow this road for approx 1.5Km and turn left at the Thatched white cottage.
Bear left at the next Y junction. Follow this road for approx 2km and take a left at the next T junction.
Follow the road to Aughinish where you will see the causeway and the Martello tower in the distance.

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After Kinvara – take a right in the direction of Traught Beach.