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The Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim would not have been relaunched and would not have grown to become the largest open water swim in Ireland without the generous and ongoing support of its title sponsor.

Vibes and Scribes has been trading in Cork city for over 20 years. Located at 21 Lavitt’s Quay are two book shops – one which stocks new and special price books, and one which sells second-hand and out of print books, as well as a large selection of comic books and graphic novels. Vibes and Scribes wool, fabric and crafting supplies shop is located at 3 Bridge Street in the city centre. Housed across 3 floors are an enormous range of fabrics and wool, millinery supplies as well as everything you need for a craft project. In 2015, they launched an online shop ( which sells and ships these items across Ireland and worldwide.


Cork Lions Club

Since the re-introduction of the Vibes & Scribes Lee swim in 2005 Cork Lions club has been involved in the organising and administration of this very successful swim. Over 100,000 Euro has been raised as a result of the fundraising activities of our club and some of the organisations to benefit are the Mercy university hospital children’s ward, Guide dogs for the blind of Ireland, the Samaritans and the Life centre to name a few.

We would like to thank all participants in The Vibes & Scribes Lee swim since 2005 and look forward to many more successful swims.

Paschal Horgan. Cork Lions Club.

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Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim

Join Us- Saturday July 1st- 3.30pm! One of the Top 100 Open Water Swimming Events IN THE WORLD!!! The Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim is a 2k point-to-point swimming race through the centre of Cork City, Ireland dating back to 1914.

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We are honored to be nominated as Ireland's Best Open Water Swim Event for 2022 by the Irish Long Distance Swimming Association We share this recognition with equally wonderful Open Water Events from Ireland. The awards are the highlight of the year where the ILDSA reward, recognise and celebrate the passionate and vibrant long distance swimming community and their achievements.If you would like to show your support and think this wonderful #cork event can win, you can vote here! Vibes & Scribes Cork City Council Cork's 96FM Cork Lions Club ... See MoreSee Less
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Evening to any swimmers doing the Garnish Island swim tomorrow and would like to collect their Lee Swim Mug, please catch up with me after the swim. ☕️👍🏊‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less
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2nd Album for the 2022 #vibesandscribesleeswim is courtesy of Fabian Murphy! Fabian spent the swim zooming around the course in his kayak- THANK YOU for your time, skill, and agility! Happy Tagging! ... See MoreSee Less
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1st Album from the 2022 #vibesandscribesleeswim courtesy of Bryan Conlon! Bryan spent the day zooming around the course- THANK YOU for your time, skill and agility! Happy Tagging! ... See MoreSee Less
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Photo Albums from our super star volunteer photographers Bryan Conlon, Fabian Murphy and Martin Donnelly will be posted over the next couple of days! #vibesandscribesleeswim Thank you so much for giving your time, skills and course agility to bring these to us! ... See MoreSee Less
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