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National - Event Notice
Friday December 25 2009
12:00 PM

Annual CABHAIR Christmas Swim.

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Sunday October 25, 2009 20:51author by Sharon. - Individual.

An annual fundraiser for the families of Irish POW's.

This coming December 25th will mark the 33rd consecutive CABHAIR Christmas Day Swim in the Grand Canal , Dublin !
33rd consecutive CABHAIR Christmas Day Swim!
33rd consecutive CABHAIR Christmas Day Swim!

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 33-years-young event was ‘born’…….
The CABHAIR Christmas Day Swim is , thankfully , still going strong and will be , as mentioned , 33-years-young on December 25th next!
Sponsored Swim * Christmas Day * 12 Noon * Grand Canal * 3rd Lough* Inchicore* Dublin*

Thanks!
Sharon.

Related Link: http://11sixtynine.blogsome.com/2009/10/25/1976-2009-33rd-consecutive-cabhair-christmas-day-swim/

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