2012 Spiddal triathlon Olympic swim start

no 2014 Galway Triathlon in Spiddal

Unfortunately due to storm damage this winter, part of the Spiddal coastal path used for the run course was badly damaged.  We hope to have the triathlon back in Spiddal in 2015, but it will not be possible to hold it this year.

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2013 Galway Triathlon entry list

This is the entry list with start times for the 2013 Galway Triathlon.  It’s great to have the winner of the first ever Galway Triathlon and Galway Bay FM DJ Donal Mahon racing.  The start times are 9:30am for the Olympic Triathlon and 10am for the Sprint Triathlon.  Sign-on starts at 6pm on Friday 17th […]

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Saturday’s Triathlon forecast

The latest from Met Eireann on 13/5/2013. “At the moment it looks like next weekend will be fairly dry, and it will become milder too with highs in the mid teens.” Plus the light winds are to south westerly, so the swim course will be sheltered by the pier.  There’s a few online entries left […]

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Open Water swim tips

It was a great session on Sunday in Spiddal.  A few individual questions came up that are probably of interest to all those racing. Sighting on the open water A few people asked about sighting and how often you should do it.  As a guide you shouldn’t need to sight more often than every 4th breath and […]

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Open Water Swim Training -Free- 5th May

 Free open water swim training this Sunday (5th of May) in Spiddal.  With less than three weeks to go before the Sprint and Olympic Triathlon in Spiddal, this is your perfect opportunity to safely get out into the open water for the first time this year or even for the first time ever.  The swim training will […]

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- Triathlon Course for the 2014 Galway Triathlon in Spiddal on the 17th of May. Galway Triathlon entry opens in February. Spiddal’s Blue Flag beach is the ideal setting for the Galway Triathlon.  While the closed road for the cycle make this event unique in Connaught.  Also as this will be the first open water triathlon […]


- Open Water Swim Training General Beginners Triathlon advise with training and gear advise is available on Irish Triathlon’s Beginners section. Plus Tri-Planet’s coach Rich Cattle has put together “Top 10 tips for Open Water Swimming” to help both beginners and those looking to improve their open water swim skills. We’ll be running a series a […]


- You can enter the Galway Triathlon on either on IrishTriathlon or RunIreland. Early Bird Entries for the Galway Triathlon in Spiddal are now all gone.


- These are our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to help you answer any Galway Triathlon queries you have


- An Cruiscin Lan hotel The Cruiscin Lan hotel is owner operated by the Foye Family. The Foye Family have provided the people of Spiddal and tourists alike with the finest food, drink and friendly accommodation for many years. The property is located in the centre of Spiddal village, the gateway to the Gaetlacht and Connemara. […]


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