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Laois Woman To Swim English Channel

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She took her first swimming lesson at the age of 50.

A Laois woman, who took her first swimming lesson at the age of 50, is set to swim the English channel for charity. 

Fifty-Three year old Joan Fennelly along with four other friends will take part in the 21 mile relay next June. 

Last year Joan swam 100km in 100 days - raising over £3,000 for charity in the process. 

Ms. Fennelly says they challenges of undertaking the task are numerous: 

A Go Fund Me page has also been set up.

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