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‘Sheer boredom made me give it a go’ – Meet the sea swimmers who turned their hobby into a business

From apps to maps, clothing brands and even a swimmers’ coffee, we meet the people who have married their passion for the water with an entrepreneurial spirit

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Aine McCauley and Eimear Tangney of the Salty Sea Sisters

Aine McCauley and Eimear Tangney of the Salty Sea Sisters

The Salty Sea Sisters. Photo: Oliver Hegarty

The Salty Sea Sisters. Photo: Oliver Hegarty

The Salty Sea Sisters, Aine McCauley and Eimear Tangney. Photo: Oliver Hegarty

The Salty Sea Sisters, Aine McCauley and Eimear Tangney. Photo: Oliver Hegarty

Pat McArdle of Dreambeans Coffee, Co Louth. Photo: David Conachy

Pat McArdle of Dreambeans Coffee, Co Louth. Photo: David Conachy

Niall Meehan of seastudio.ie. Photo: Alan Rowlette

Niall Meehan of seastudio.ie. Photo: Alan Rowlette

Open water swim teacher Rachael Lee. Photo: Mark Condren

Open water swim teacher Rachael Lee. Photo: Mark Condren

Louise Griffin of Blackrock Beachwear

Louise Griffin of Blackrock Beachwear

A print by Niall Meehan available at seastudio.ie

A print by Niall Meehan available at seastudio.ie

Swim Map of Ireland by The Salty Sea Sisters

Swim Map of Ireland by The Salty Sea Sisters

Peter O'Brien. Photo: Niall Meehan

Peter O'Brien. Photo: Niall Meehan

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Aine McCauley and Eimear Tangney of the Salty Sea Sisters

Eimear Tangney


Salty Sea Sisters

Originally from Kerry, Eimear had been living on the north coast of Donegal for about four years when the idea for Salty Sea Sisters, an Instagram page designed to bring women with a love of the outdoors together, took root.


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