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National - Event Notice
Friday December 25 2020
12:00 hrs   /  12:00 pm

Cabhair Christmas Day Swim 2020.

category national | history and heritage | event notice author Saturday December 05, 2020 22:16author by Sharon. - Individual. Report this post to the editors

44th successive Cabhair Swim.

Sponsored swim, and has been since 1976!
The 25th December 2020 Swim will be the 44th such successive event  ; 1976 - 2020!
The 25th December 2020 Swim will be the 44th such successive event ; 1976 - 2020!

Hi!

The 44th successive Cabhair Christmas Swim (1976-2020) will, as usual, be held - later on this month - on Christmas Day at 12 Noon at the 3rd Lock of the Grand Canal, in Dublin (opposite the Kelly's/Blackhorse Inn building in Inchicore, Dublin 8), but a 'Plan B' has been put in place by the organisers to take account of the circumstances brought about by the Covid 19 issue.

There are two possible scenarios regarding this event : it either goes ahead in full 'party'-type mode ie music, dancing, 'soup' for the adults (!), crowds etc etc, presuming that, by the 25th December 2020, Covid will have been dealt with, or the Swim will take place in a restrained manner to take account of Covid-enforced social distancing ('Level 3', at the time of writing) and other common-sense guidelines ie just the 'bare bones' - a reduced number of swimmers, one family member with each swimmer, a much-reduced Cabhair Crew on the ground and the public being asked to observe from a safe distance (ie the bridge, or further up the canal), with no foodstuffs, no 'lemonade or soup' (!) , no music etc on site, which should help to prevent a crowd from gathering at the actual Swim spot.

What is certain, however, is that, for the 44th successive year, the Swim will be going ahead, in one format or the other!

Thanks for reading,
Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
author by Sharon.publication date Sat Dec 05, 2020 22:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi!

Well done to the organisers - ye managed to hold the Swim in 2010, during the 'Big Freeze', and you're managing again. Good on ye!

Sharon.

author by Sharon.publication date Fri Dec 18, 2020 20:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...well, not quite!

But a Cabhair Swim will also be held this year on Rosslare Strand, in Wexford, on St. Stephen's Day, at 11am.

And I'm bettin' on the Dubs to win..!

Thanks,
Sharon.

To be held on St Stephen's Day 2020, Rosslare Strand, Wexford, at 11am.
To be held on St Stephen's Day 2020, Rosslare Strand, Wexford, at 11am.

Related Link: https://1169andcounting.blogspot.com/2010/12/cabhair-swim-christmas-day-2010-9c-9am.html
author by Sharon.publication date Mon Dec 28, 2020 14:44author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi!

A much-reduced 'side-show' in both locations (due to Covid restrictions) but the main event - the sponsored swim - went ahead in both Dublin and Wexford.
Both teams deserve a big 'Congrats!' for the brilliant jobs they performed on Christmas Day in Dublin and on St Stephen's Day in Wexford : well done, y'all!

Thanks,

Sharon.

Dublin, Christmas Day, 2020.
Dublin, Christmas Day, 2020.

Wexford, St Stephen's Day, 2020.
Wexford, St Stephen's Day, 2020.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
 
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