WATCH: Cork creator takes to the Lee with "slightly crazy" idea

WATCH: Cork creator takes to the Lee with "slightly crazy" idea

Dan Sweeney wakeboarding under the Mary Elmes Bridge

Cork City Creator, Dan Sweeney took on a totally unique and “slightly crazy” project this week to show off the city he is proud to call home.

In celebration of the first birthday of the Mary Elmes Bridge, Dan Sweeney came up with an exciting way of marking the occasion - by wakeboarding down the River Lee.


"It’s the first time it has ever been done in Cork city,” said Mr Sweeney, who is creator, podcaster, and digital marketer among other talents.

The idea of wakeboarding, which Mr Sweeney described as “like snowboarding but on water,” was something the Bishopstown native has wanted to do in Cork for some time and with the first birthday of the bridge approaching, his idea became a reality.

“To be honest, it was amazing. I actually approached Cork City council with this idea maybe four or five years ago and we didn’t get the go-ahead just because it’s slightly crazy,” he said.

“I love Cork city and I love showing Cork off and I and I think this really showed off Cork in that unique way.” 

Mr Sweeney, who describes himself as “a proud Cork man”, also took the opportunity to give back to the city he loves, donating the money he received for the project to a Cork charity.

“I decided to donate that money to Edel House, which is a homeless shelter for women and children here in Cork and I have worked with them numerous times before," he said. “But I would do this kind of stuff for free anyway. I love the city so much."

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