The Cave of Light and Cave of Birds, an open water swimming film by local film maker Sam Krohn

Uaimh an tSolais & Uaimh na nÉan, (The Cave of Light and the Cave of Birds), is a film made by local (and Australian) amateur film-maker Sam Krohn. It’s an immersive 18 minute long film about the life-enhancing aspects of open water swimming. It was shot in one take, featuring local Channel swimmer Donal (LoneSwimmer) Buckley, and the local and glorious Copper Coast.

Filmed in early September 2014.

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Some photos of the Guillamenes

Taken by 2014 Club Secretary Colm O’Carroll

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Summer 2014 schedule of events

Event. Date.

An Snamh Fada. 20th. July. Fall back date. 3rd. Aug.

Swimming Gala. 10th. Aug. Fall back date. 24th. Aug.

Diving Competition. 10th Aug. Fall back date. 24th Aug.

Hospice coffee morning. 3rd. Aug.

B.B.Q. Date to be announced.

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Updated Summer Timetable


(weather & water temperature Permitting)

  • Sunday 5th August-Coffee Morning in aid

Of HOSPICE-10.30am onwards

  • Sunday 12th August- Snamh Fada

Registration 10.30am

Swim 11.30am

  • Back up date 26th August

Registration 10.30am

Swim 11.30am

  • Sunday 12th August-Swimming Gala

Registration 2.00pm

Start 3.00pm

  • 19th August-Diving Competition

Start 12.00 Noon

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The Diving Board is back!

Two years after the previous board was broken by too many people standing on it at the same time, the replacement board was put in place last week by a heavy gang led by Captain Maurice Cullinane, who towed the board from Newtown Cove to the Guillamene Cove.

So a timely reminder, as per the new notice boards, please no more than one person on the board at  a time.


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Summer 2012 Club Newsletter

Building on the successful development programmed carried out in 2010 I am
pleased to inform you that we have now completed a Phase 2 development which
will enhance further the infrastructure in both Coves. Again we have received funding
(75%) from the Rural Development Grant, Tourism Activities, as administered by
Waterford Leader Partnership Ltd.

Much credit is due to the Contractor, N & S McCarthy Construction and Sub-
contractor M & R Steel Fabrication who again have done a great job. We would
also like to thank Supervalu in Tramore for affording us an opportunity to hold a
collection at their premises. We are very grateful for all the very positive comments
made by so many people about the development and as always the Club will
continue to play a very active part in further developments at both Coves.

Hopefully we can build on all this goodwill and with continued support we will
endeavour to further enhance and develop the facilities in both coves.

Eddie Kelly

Upcoming Events – 2012

  • Snamh Fada – Sunday 29 July at 11.30 am. Registration from 10.30 am.
  • Snamh Fada – Backup Date – Sunday 12 August. Time as above.
  • Swimming Gala – Sunday 12 August at 4.00pm.
  • Diving Competition – Date to be advised
  • CLUB AGM – 4 July at 7.45 pm (at the Clubhouse)


The Club has spent € 32,000 on the improvements carried out in 2010 and
2012. For a small club this is a considerable amount of money, in the 1990’s we
contributed €10,000 towards repairs and maintenance carried out by the County

The monies provided by the Club represent our total funds which we have built
up over the last twelve years. This fund was made possible by the continuing
support of our members in paying an annual subscription, making donations
and some monies we made on running events. The policy of the Club is to re-
invest any surplus cash we have in ongoing maintenance. Apart from the annual
insurance premium of € 1200 and some small outlays ALL other costs associated
with the Clubhouse are paid for by members who use the facility (Tea / Coffee
etc…). We now need to start building up our “development Fund” again for any
future work we need to do. You can help in any of the following ways:

1) Pay an annual subscription (currently € 20 pa.)
2) Make a Donation.

Please help us preserve and maintain this wonderful amenity which
we have on our doorstep.

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New works at Newtown and Guillamenes

A beautiful summer day at Newtown Cove. Why weren’t you there?

Regular visitors since the works began in the autumn of 2011 will have seen more new works taking place in the late spring and early summer.

In Newtown Cove, the slipway has been completely relaid with new concrete, holes filled and a new rough surface.

Seats have been added above the shingle beach, back against the cliff on the platform.

With some new railings, and more new concrete seats still to be built.

Above the Cove are the new picnic tables.

Down at the Guillamenes, new stone fronts are being added to the concrete seats, to be capped later with new larger seat-tops and new centre railings.

Fantastic credit goes to the Club committee, members for fundraising and Tramore Town Council for assistance and grants.

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Spring 2011 photos from Newtown & Guillamene

Here are some photos I took this spring.

Newtown Cove slip & beachThe new pier, steps and railings. Swanky!Newtown Cove in June 2011The Famous Guillamene SignNewtown Cove. Click for large image and great detail