Local adventurer Nuala Moore to launch memoir

1:00pm | Tue 15 Aug 2023

Open water swimmer and adventurer Nuala Moore needs no introduction to Dingle locals. The sea has always been a part of her life: her earliest memory is of jumping off her father’s fishing boat in Dingle Harbour and swimming back to shore. Since then, she has swum in some of the coldest, most remote and dangerous waters in the world, from the Bering Strait to the Drake Passage.

After years of marathon swimming, Nuala struggled to balance sacrifice and achievement. Her work–life balance, coupled with caring for her father, forced a change in her pathway. She turned to ice swimming. For Nuala, these extreme situations offered freedom and a chance to find her true north.

Among her many incredible achievements, Nuala holds two Guinness World Records for extreme cold-water swimming and is the first swimmer in the world to swim a mile from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, in the Drake Passage, and the first Irish swimmer to swim 1,000m at 0 degrees (as well as being only the third woman in the world to manage this feat).

Nuala believes that everyone is capable of greatness, whatever shape that might take. Limitless is her breath-taking memoir, detailing what goes through her mind when she’s in the water and how, when she returns home, she processes the fallout of pushing herself to the brink.

To launch her memoir, Nuala is hosting a very special event in the Dingle Skellig hotel on Sunday, 10 September at 6pm. RSVP to Nuala directly or to Kristen at Gill Books.