The Castle Swim Series - Lough Cutra Castle
This swim only event will be open to outdoor swimmers as an event in its own right, and provides the choice of three different distances: 5km 2.5km and 1mile. The event boasts a unique and stunning swim route in Europe’s largest privately owned lake, within the beautiful grounds of Lough Cutra Castle, and is described by many triathletes as the ‘best open water swim ever completed’
All swimmers will be provided with timing chips and the races categorised into wetsuits and non-wetsuits. Prizes will be awarded for the first place male and female competitors in each distance.
Lough Cutra Castle, Gort, Co Galway,
From Dublin: Follow the N6 for Galway. At Loughrea avoid the bypass signposted for Gort, but head straight on into the town. At the end of the town turn left at the Westbridge onto the N66 signposted for Gort. Entering Gort turn left at the T Junction onto the N18. After c. 2 miles there is a small road to the left. Take this and immediately in front of you are the Main Gates to Lough Cutra Castle.
From Shannon: Only 40 minute drive from Shannon airport. Take the N66 northbound for Ennis and Galway. After Ennis continue through Crusheen. After c. 5 miles there is a small car sales forecourt. Take the next right turn onto a small road (c. 0.75 miles) and the main entrance to Lough Cutra Castle is on your right.
All competitors in all races will receive a medal on completion of their race.
Each weekend will continue the festival theme with live music, a climbing wall, children’s inflatables, yoga and an array of retail outlets and concessions.
Each Castle Triathlon Series race will offer a variety of locally-sourced foods, with a huge variety of refreshments for competitors and spectators alike.
All Castle Triathlon Series races will feature a bumper event village
Competitors’ supporters can gain free entry to this event.
The Castle Triathlon Series is offering camping at all UK and Irish castles (but we don’t supply the tent). If you are a camper with a tent or have a campervan or caravan, take this fantastic opportunity to stay within the spectacular grounds of the Castle at which you are competing.
There will be toilet and showering facilities available at all sites.
Prices for camping are as follows:
- Tent (2 people) – £25
- Extra Person – £8.00 per night
- No charge for under 5s