Ian Daly Swim A Mile With A Smile Fundraiser

Challenge yourself to swim a mile, individually or as part of a team, by taking part in the The Ian Daly Swim a Mile with a Smile for Barretstown and Our Lady's Children's Hospital.


What is Swim a Mile With A Smile?

The Ian Daly Swim a Mile with a Smile is an annual charity fundraiser in aid of Barretstown and Crumlin Children’s Hospital, organised by Brian & Laura Daly in memory of their beloved son Ian. The event has been going strong since 2004.

To date the Daly family have raised an amazing €647,000 for the two charities since the event began so many years ago which is an incredible achievement.

Take on the challenge in 2023, not only will it make you feel fantastic but all funds raised will go to help more children, like Ian, to experience the magic of Barretstown.

When is the event taking place?

This event is now due to take place during April 2023, with exact date to be confirmed.


Where is the event on?

The Ballyfermot Pool in the Ballyfermot Sports and Fitness Centre, Dublin, or any pool of your choice in Ireland.


Are you a school interested in taking part?

Every year,  schools up and down the country take part in this fantastic event.  It’s also a great event for Transition Year students to take part in and create a memorable TY year.  There is also a six-week training programme available for those who want to build up their fitness and swimming ability ahead of their sponsored swim.

Still Have Questions?

Email the community team HERE, they’ll be happy to answer your questions.