Lough Key

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Lough Key (irish: loch Cè) the "Jewel of the west" it derives its name from Ce which was the druid of Nuadha of the silver arm.

Irish Mythology

According to legend Nuadha of the silver arm was the king of the ancient Tuath de Danann which means the people of Danu. The Tuath de Danann arrived in Ireland bring with them the Lia Fail (Stone of destiny) which was placed on the hill of Tara and from that point on the rightful king of Ireland was chosen when it called out.The King Nuadha of the silver arm was drowned when the waters of Lough key burst forth from the earth.

Open Water Swimmer Schedule

Open Water Swimmer is an open water swimming series event management company in Ireland. Co-founder Wayne Timmons organizes an open water swim series in Lough Key, Lough Ennell, Gougane Barra and Glendalough, some of Ireland's most beautiful waterways.

Lough Key, Co Roscommon - June 16 2012
Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath - July 21 2012
Gougane Barra, Co Cork - August 19th 2012
Glendalough, Co Wicklow - September 8th 2012

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