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Dublin - Event Notice
Tuesday December 25 2012
12:00 PM

Annual CABHAIR Christmas Morning Swim (2012).

category dublin | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Monday November 05, 2012 20:45author by Sharon. - Individual. Report this post to the editors

36 years under water....

This coming Christmas Day (25-12-12) will see the Annual CABHAIR Swim take place in the Grand Canal at Inchicore, Dublin.

CABHAIR swimmers during the big freeze , December 2010.
CABHAIR swimmers during the big freeze , December 2010.

Hi !

On Christmas Day next (Tuesday 25th December 2012) at 12 noon , the CABHAIR organisation will , for the 36th successive year, hold a sponsored swim at the 3rd Lock of the Grand Canal , at Inchicore , Dublin (opposite Kelly's 'Blackhorse Inn' pub) .
All money raised at this event goes directly to the dependants of Irish Republican prisoners , as expenses are not claimed or taken by anyone involved.
A turf fire , Irish Rebel music , lemonade and mince pies for the kids and 'soup' for the adults will be provided , as usual , and Santa will more than likely pay the event a visit !

If you are in the area between 12 noon and 1pm, hungry , bored or hungover (or looking to acquire a hangover !) then give us a shout. And bring your togs.... !
A few words (and some pics) re the 2011 Swim can be viewed at the 'Related Link' below.

Thanks!
Sharon.

Related Link: http://11sixtynine.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/35-years-un...2011/

One of the CABHAIR swimmers , pictured at the 2011 event.
One of the CABHAIR swimmers , pictured at the 2011 event.

author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Wed Nov 21, 2012 16:51Report this post to the editors

Hi !

The CABHAIR organisation has also organised a Christmas Day Swim this year in Wexford and in Lurgan , County Armagh. Details re same will be posted on this thread in the near future , and various pics from recent such fund-raisers can be viewed on the 'Related Link' , below.

Thanks!
Sharon.

Shock and Awe - from the December 2010 CABHAIR swim.
Shock and Awe - from the December 2010 CABHAIR swim.

Related Link: http://www.google.ie/search?hl=en&q=cabhair+swim+2010&b...wim+2
author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Thu Dec 20, 2012 23:16Report this post to the editors

Hi !

Armagh , Dublin , Wexford - and now New York as well : Irish republicans in New York have been sponsored to take part in the annual Coney Island New Years Day Swim and will be doing so this coming January 1st on behalf of the CABHAIR organisation. More details at the 'Related Link' , below.

Thanks,
Sharon.

CABHAIR fundraisers will be taking part in the annual Coney Island Swim on 1st January 2013.
CABHAIR fundraisers will be taking part in the annual Coney Island Swim on 1st January 2013.

Related Link: http://irishfreedom.net/
author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Mon Dec 24, 2012 20:00Report this post to the editors

Hi !

The CABHAIR Swim in Armagh was held on Saturday last, 22nd December 2012 - the swimmers had either spotted a break in the drizzle and took advantage of it or decided to do it early and get to Dublin for the 25th to see how it's down properly (!) but , whatever the reason, fair play to those who organised it , took part in it and to those who observed proceedings.

A brief report and a few pics can be had at the 'Related Link' , below.

Thanks,
Sharon.

CABHAIR Swim , Armagh , Saturday 22nd December 2012.
CABHAIR Swim , Armagh , Saturday 22nd December 2012.

Related Link: http://rsf-ulster.blogspot.ie/2012/12/2012-cabhair-chri....html
author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Wed Dec 26, 2012 15:51Report this post to the editors

Hi !

The 36th consecutive annual CABHAIR Christmas Day Swim in the Grand Canal at Inchicore , Dublin , was held yesterday , as planned , and eight swimmers 'earned their keep' at it , as they had been sponsored to do.
The only issue of concern was when the political police attempted to keep Santa Clause (!) from gaining entry to the Swim site but he gingerly side-stepped them and was given a hot whiskey and a mince pie at the fireside.
Apart from the canal being like a wind-tunnel , those of us not in swim gear thought it was a pleasant enough day but seven men and one woman continually assured us that that was not the case !

A few pics and a brief report on the event can be had at the 'Related Link' , below.

Thanks ,
Sharon.

Two CABHAIR lads find a Mermaid in the Grand Canal , 25th December 2012 !
Two CABHAIR lads find a Mermaid in the Grand Canal , 25th December 2012 !

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.ie/2012/12/cabhair-swim....html
author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Thu Jan 03, 2013 20:34Report this post to the editors

Hi !

As well as Christmas Day / New Years Day Swims in Dublin , Wexford and Armagh , CABHAIR also had its representatives 'earn their keep' at Banna Strand in Kerry and at Coney Island in New York.

The Fenian Flag was actually flying at Coney Island for the Irish Republican swimmers and was , spirituality , hoisted on high for the Strand lads, too ! More on the Kerry Swim here -
http://www.rsfkerry.com/localnewsevents.htm

- whilst the New York event can be seen on the video at the 'Related Link' , below.

Thanks,
Sharon.

CABHAIR Swim , Coney Island , New York, 1st January 2013.
CABHAIR Swim , Coney Island , New York, 1st January 2013.

Related Link: http://www.irishfreedom.net/Misc.%20news%20items/Coney%....html
 
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