Two Irish-complexioned lads show just how long and shallow Ballyloguhnane beach in Galways is in this short but funny video.
It's claimed to be the longest and shallowest beach in the world. Just how wide and shallow it is can be seen in this satellite picture.
This video by two strapping local lads shows what generations of Galway peoples experience is - taking so long getting deep enough for a swim that it's time to turn around and go home again.
A decision was taken earlier this year to close the beach for 2015 as a result of water-quality issues.
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