Blanchardstown Centre is an Official Supporter to Dublin 2018

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Blanchardstown Centre, Ireland’s leading shopping, leisure and retail park, has been unveiled as Official Supporter of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. The championships, which get underway on Monday, August 13th, will see the best para swimmers from across Europe come to Dublin to compete across 7 days of competition.

As part of the agreement between Blanchardstown Centre and the Local Organising Committee of Dublin 2018 the Centre has agreed to provide vital advertising throughout the centre as well as a significant financial contribution towards the cost of the championships.

400 athletes are due to arrive in Dublin from Thursday to put the final touches to their preparations for the biggest para swimming event taking place in the world this year. Competition gets underway on Monday at 10am with Irish swimmer, James Scully, set to compete in the very first heat as he takes to the pool in the Men’s 200m Freestyle S5 event.

‘It is a great boost to announce Blanchardstown Centre as official supporters of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. The centre is located within walking distance of the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre and is likely to be a focal point for spectators interests between sessions throughout the week. I look forward to working with the Blanchardstown Centre in the coming weeks,’ said Miriam Malone, Chairperson of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships Local Organising Committee.

“Blanchardstown Centre is delighted to lend its support to the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships - the biggest para swimming event in the world this year!  And, would like to take this opportunity to send a warm welcome to the 400 athletes taking part in the event” said Joe Gavin, General Manager, Blanchardstown Centre.  

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 Tickets for the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships are available to purchase now at www.paralympics.ie/dublin-2018-tickets Morning session tickets will cost €5 for adults, €3 for Under 16’s, Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are €10 and Group tickets (2 adults and 8 children) are available at €25. Evening session tickets will cost €10 for adults, €3 for Under 16’s and Family Tickets are €20.

The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships are supported by Paralympics Ireland, Sport Ireland, Swim Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

Note to Picture Editor: In the image attached: Miriam Malone (Chairperson of Dublin 2018 Local Organising Committee) and Mercy Prendergast (Marketing Manager, Blanchardstown Centre)

Derek Kinnevey