‘The Legend Ted Keenan – Triple Channel Swimmer (1934 – 2013)’ exhibition to open at Fermanagh County Museum

Published: 26th June 2017

An exhibition celebrating the unique achievements of Enniskillen born, Triple Channel Swimmer, Ted Keenan, will open at Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen Castle on Saturday 1 July 2017.

On 13 August 1972 Ted Keenan became the first Irish man to swim the English Channel; a year later Ted swam the North Channel and in 1975 he swam the Bristol Channel. He was the first Irish man and just the second in the world to achieve this remarkable feat. Ted also completed many swimming challenges in his own home county to raise money for charity.

In 1984, Ted’s achievements were formally acknowledged when his name was included in the Fort Lauderdale International Swimming Hall of Fame in Florida, (USA). ‘Ted Keenan’ appeared alongside some of the world’s greatest long distance swimmers and Olympians, an achievement which Ted and his family treasured.

‘The Legend Ted Keenan – Triple Channel Swimmer (1934-2013)’ exhibition – made possible by his family – features stories, images, certificates, trophies and memorabilia charting Ted’s accomplishments.

The exhibition will be on display at Fermanagh County Museum until Sunday 24 September 2017.

Museum opening times are Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Normal admission rates apply.

For further information please contact Fermanagh County Museum at Enniskillen Castle by telephoning 028 6632 5000 or visiting www.enniskillencastle.co.uk.

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