New documentary celebrates Alan Corcoran's pioneering Irish coastline swim for charity

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Image: "Unsinkable" trailer

Back in 2019, Alan Corcoran became the first person to swim the entire Irish coastline to raise money for cancer and stroke charities in memory of his father, Milo Corcoran, who died of cancer in 2016.

This incredible feat has now been turned into a feature-length Irish documentary titled “Unsinkable,” and hopes to tour in film festivals throughout 2022 and 2023. It has entered the likes of Kendal Mountain Film Festival and British Documentary Film Festival, and will begin touring this spring.

The unprecedented 500km challenge was equivalent to 16 crossings of the English Channel, and fundraised an impressive total of €29,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation and Solas Cancer Support Centre.

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Image: Alan Corcoran

The swim was successfully completed on Alan's second attempt in 2019, following a failed attempt in 2017 after his support boat sank in Newcastle, Ireland, toward the beginning of his journey.

With a background in running, Corcoran previously completed 35 marathons in 35 consecutive days in memory of his father, raising awareness and €15,000 in funding for stroke research. Corcoran wrote a book about this challenge titled “Marathon Man: My Life, My Father’s Stroke and Running 35 Marathons in 35 Days.”

Watch the trailer below:


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