The Liffey Swim, now in its 99th year, involves competitors swimming from from Watling Street Bridge to Custom House Quay in Dublin.

In 2004 Paul Reynolds of RTÉ News took part in the swim and reported from the River Liffey. Before this year's swim the ashes of Pat Ahern, a former contestant, were cast into the Liffey. Then in its 89th year the men's race was won by Robert Clarke, while Colette Kenny from the Guinness Club took the women's title.

281 men, women and children took part in the swim.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 4 September 2004.