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Donegal swimmer aims to become first person to swim around Irish coast

A Donegal swimmer, who is aiming to become the first person to swim around the coast of Ireland, says he has been inundated with messages of goodwill from the public who are following his progress online.

Henry O’Donnell, 56, has been getting requests from people across the country asking him to swim a kilometre in remembrance of a loved one who has lost their life.

The father of six, who is raising money for two charities, The Irish Cancer Society and Water Safety Ireland, is a third of the way through his epic challenge, having completed 500 kilometres through choppy waters with the aid of fins and a wet suit.

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