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International - Event Notice
Tuesday December 25 2018
12:00 PM

CABHAIR Christmas Day Swim.

category international | history and heritage | event notice author Monday November 05, 2018 15:35author by Sharon. - Individual. Report this post to the editors

Makin' a splash since 1976!

Grand Canal, 3rd Lock, Inchicore, Dublin - iced over or not!
Cabhair Christmas Swim - 42 years old this year (2018)!
Cabhair Christmas Swim - 42 years old this year (2018)!

Hi !

It began - properly structured and organised - in 1976 ,as a ‘fundraiser with a difference’ , combined with the need to gain extra publicity for a situation which was then - as now - making world headlines . Those that sat down together in early September 1976 to tighten-up the then ‘hit-and-miss’ affair were a dedicated team who fully understood that to fail in their business would not only bring derision on them and the issue they sought to highlight , but would give their enemy a publicity coup which they would exploit to the fullest extent .
With that in mind , the team persevered - favours were called-in , guarantees were secured , provisions obtained and word dispatched to like-minded individuals in the near-locale . At the appointed time on the agreed day - 12 Noon , Christmas Day 1976 - a soon-to-be 42-years-young event was ‘born'...

The CABHAIR Christmas Day Swim is , thankfully , still going strong and will be , as mentioned , 42-years-young on December 25th next! Sponsored Swim * Christmas Day * 12 Noon * Grand Canal * 3rd Lock * Inchicore* Dublin*
Pics and a write-up re the 2017 Swim can be seen at the 'Related Link' below.

Thanks for reading,

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author by Sharon. - Individualpublication date Tue Nov 06, 2018 19:57author address author phone Report this post to the editors

......with at least two more on the way!


Cabhair have four swimmers booked for this Christmas Day event (but it's early yet!) , including 'Superman' (pictured), who has confirmed that he will be entering Earth's atmosphere again to join the proceedings. He spent the last year practicing his landing skills and has assured the organisers that he will still make a splash on the day, but not with a bellyflop (we'll see) ...!

I'll post more updates on this thread, as I get them.

Thanks for reading,


Is it a bird? Is it a plane?  NO!  It's a Cabhair-sponsored swimmer !
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It's a Cabhair-sponsored swimmer !

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