Slow at Sea

Can the sea help us to find our strength? Does the power of slow live in the ocean and, if so, how can we harness it? Join Ruth Fitzmaurice (sea swimmer and author of I Found My Tribe) in conversation with Aoife McElwain (sea swimmer and author of Slow at Work) as they talk about what the sea means to them and how they found their power in the waves. Along the coastline of this conversation, Inni K (sea swimmer and musician) will perform sea songs inspired by the rhyme and rhythm of the water.


Ruth Fitzmaurice won Newcomer of the Year Award at the 2017 Bord Gais Energy Book Awards for her bestselling literary memoir I Found My Tribe. She was married to author/ film director Simon Fitzmaurice, subject of the 2016 documentary It’s Not Yet Dark. I Found My Tribe has just been published in America and Ruth is currently writing the film script, optioned by Element Pictures. She lives in Greystones Co. Wicklow with her five children, two dogs and two cats.

Inni-K’s mesmerizing vocals set off with tight musicianship and captivating stage presence creates a musical experience, rich with spine-tingling tenderness. Inni-K (Eithne Ní Chatháin) has received consistent praise for her distinct, fresh style of indie-folk since the release of her acclaimed debut album The King has Two Horse’s Ears in 2015 & most recently her new single ‘Edges’ released earlier this year.

Aoife McElwain is a food writer for The Irish Times, a freelance food stylist, a creative events producer and host of the Sing Along Social. She is also the author of Slow at Work: How to Work Less, Achieve More and Regain Your Balance in an Always-On World (published with Gill Books in January 2018), an account of her personal experience with and recovery from burnout.