New Events

Dublin

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

offsite link Fake News: The Epistemology of Media Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:52 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Catholic Church: Dark influence still active

offsite link Tom Parlon launches new career in comedy Anthony

offsite link Presumption of innocence does not universally apply in Ireland Anthony

offsite link The poor standard of Irish political journalism Anthony

offsite link RTE bias: A failure of objective journalism Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Test ? 12 November 2018 Mon Nov 12, 2018 14:28 | namawinelake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake

offsite link Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake

NAMA Wine Lake >>

Cabhair Christmas Canal Commemoration Continues

category dublin | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Friday December 25, 2009 19:38author by Paula Geraghtyauthor email mspgeraghty at yahoo dot ie Report this post to the editors

Many gathered for the annual Cabhair canal swim at the Inchicore third lock.
Shopping trolleys under the frozen canal
Shopping trolleys under the frozen canal

Debris resting on the frozen canal didn't deter some of the more hardened swimmers on Christmas day. Hot whiskeys were in constant supply as men got out of the water as quick as they got in for the annual event to raise funds for republican prisoners in Portlaoise prison.

Here are some images for the image hungry out there in indymedia land!

images (c)

_mg_5586_cabhair_at_the_canal_c_paula_geraghty.jpg

_mg_5577_cabhair_at_the_canal_c_paula_geraghty.jpg

_mg_5590_cabhair_at_the_canal_c_paula_geraghty.jpg

_mg_5604_cabhair_at_the_canal_c_paula_geraghty.jpg

img_5447_cabhair_at_the_canal_c_paula_geraghty.jpg

img_5500_cabhair_at_the_canal_c_paula_geraghty.jpg

img_5470_cabhair_at_the_canal_c_paula_geraghty.jpg

img_5544_cabhair_at_the_canal_c_paula_geraghty.jpg

The prizes
The prizes

author by timpublication date Fri Dec 25, 2009 20:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors

well done to all involved! happy christmas to all in portlaoise and maghaberry,and not to forget our fenian in lithuania. tiocfaidh ar la!

author by hard manpublication date Sat Dec 26, 2009 16:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Instead of 4 packets of Walkers!!!!! Surely there'd be some tayto lying around in a silo or somewhere?

author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Sat Dec 26, 2009 23:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi Crisp Man !
We actually had three brands of crisps available at the Swim site (all donated by local shops) , including Tayto but, despite what Gary Winston Lineker OBE may have you believe , one of those brands did not prove popular. Whilst you're trying to figure out what brand that is , I'll just have a word with the adults that are reading this.

Hi Adults!
We had a hectic four-hour marathon on the banks of the Grand Canal in Inchicore , Dublin, yesterday (Friday 25th December 2009) with about 200 people to look after!
CABHAIR had ten swimmers at the event , Santa was ambushed and robbed by the Special Branch and blood was spilt (well , dripped , actually!) and we had a raffle for the swimmers (did YOU win one?) .
A report on the proceedings can be read here - http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com/ (post dated Saturday 26th December 2009) , pics from the Swim site can be viewed at the 'Related Link' below and , thanks to Paula , on this 'Indymedia' thread - http://www.indymedia.ie/article/95195?language=en&comme...63769
- and Oxana has some pics posted, too - just type oxan@ flickr into a search engine and click on the first link.

It was a very busy , noisy and successful event , for which the organisers , the crowd of about 200 people and the ten swimmers are to be congratulated - well done to ye all !
Thanks!
Sharon.

Santa rescues some of the Swimmers....
Santa rescues some of the Swimmers....

Related Link: http://11sixtynine.blogsome.com/2009/12/26/cabhair-swim-25th-december-2009-pics-words-and-links/
author by Kevin Murphypublication date Tue Dec 29, 2009 20:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

while id like to congratulate all those who took part in this event and affirm support for all republican prisoners Id suggest publishing a picture of someones bare arse was somewhat ill advised and lowers the tone .

author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Tue Dec 29, 2009 21:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi Kevin !
Thank you for your message of support for the aims and objectives of the Swim , but regarding the photograph in question , I don't agree with you that it lowers the tone .
It helps to highlight the length that some of the Cabhair swimmers are prepared to take to do their bit on that morning - the frost and freezing fog are clearly visible , yet that man was quite determined that he was going to 'earn' his sponsorship money regardless of those , and any other, obstacles.
The nature of that particular event practically guarantees that 'flesh will be flashed' , but it's not done maliciously or on purpose.
Thanks!
Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
author by Ken Leepublication date Tue Jan 05, 2010 18:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...ever heard of Weils Disease? Very prevalent in canals and rivers, spread by rats and very deadly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptospirosis

author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Tue Jan 05, 2010 20:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi Tim !
Thanks for the good wishes - much appreciated . And we remember our Fenians everywhere !

Hi Ken !
Yes , the organisers are aware of that disease and how it infects , and do their best to stop it materialising . In the 33 years that this event has been held , we have not had one infection but our defences are never down when it comes to that issue.
Thanks!
Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
Number of comments per page
  
 
© 2001-2019 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy