An Irishman Abroad

Claire Walsh: Learning To Breathe Again

December 4, 2021
The headline might read, 'Claire Walsh - the only Irish person ever to compete at the Freediving World Championships' but there is way more to the story of this trailblazing Irish woman. Jarlath caught up with Claire at an unusual crossroads in her life. Before all hell broke loose, when she wasn’t travelling the world taking part in one of the toughest sports known to man, Claire Walsh taught businesses and individuals how to harness the power of their breath. All that came to an abrupt halt for obvious reasons. Today as she prepares to write her story for the first time, we get the unfiltered account of what brought her to the edge and what stopped her from tipping over. Thanks to all those who support Irishman Abroad in whatever way you can. The best way is to kick in a couple of euro a month on Patreon in return for access to all our content including hundreds of hours of archived interviews and up-coming conversations with the likes of Jack Whitehall and Catherina McKiernan.
 
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Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.

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