Makin' a splash since 1976!
Grand Canal, 3rd Lock, Inchicore, Dublin - iced over or not!
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,