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Check out this remarkable news footage of Christmas swimmers in the '20s and '30s

What’s black and white and blue all over?

EVER TAKEN A dip at the Clontarf Baths?

The sea-water pool — originally the ‘Clontarf Baths and Assembly Rooms’ — was first built in 1864, before being reconstructed in 1886.

Until the mid-1940s, the main bathing area was divided into two pools (one for men, and one for women) — and the facility remained in use until the mid 1990s.

We don’t know much about these clips — apart from the information given in the opening captions.

Do you recognise anyone taking the plunge?

Source: British Pathé/YouTube

Source: British Pathé/YouTube

Source: British Pathé/YouTube

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