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Ladies Beach

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Ladies Beach is a beach in Salthill, Co. Galway, Ireland.

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Trá na mban Women Swimmers is a film about wild swimming in Galway on the west coast of Ireland, directed by Carmen García and co-produced by Hannah Weadick.

Trá na mban Women Swimmers[edit]


In the west coast of Ireland, a group of Irish women 40 to 80 years old swim every morning in the Atlantic cold waters come rain or shine. Martell, who hasn’t missed a day in 10 years now, let us know how is it for her and the swimmers to meet at Ladies Beach, vent together under the cold water and share a hot coffee and a warm chat afterwards. A tight-knit bunch brought together by their love to the sea.

Trá na mban awards[edit]

  • The film received the Best short doc winner at the Shot by the Sea Film Festival.
  • The film won the student category at the Women over Fifty Film Festival.
  • The film received special mention at the Dublin International Film Festival.
  • The film was an official short films selection at the Dublin Feminist Film Festival.

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