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4 events for... thrill-seekers looking to get wet on Christmas Day

And they’re all for a good cause.
Dec 13th 2018, 2:10 PM 614 0

WHILE IT’S EASY to get wrapped up (excuse the pun) in the excitement of exchanging gifts, seeing family and the prospect of a delicious dinner on Christmas Day, outside your front door there’s a selection of events on around the country in aid of a good cause.

Blow off the cobwebs and work up an appetite for your dinner by participating in a sea swim for charity in one of the many events taking place around the country.

Giving just a few hours of your day on the 25th is sure to leave a positive impact right into 2019 and beyond – both for yourself and the charity you fundraise for. Just don’t forget your swimsuit! 

1. Salthill, Galway 

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When: December 25, 10am-1pm

Where: Blackrock, Salthill, Galway

Go for a swim in Salthill for COPE Galway to help raise funds for vulnerable and isolated men, women and families across the county. Over 450 swimmers braved the cold last year for the event, which is sure to be an experience the whole family will never forget.

Find out more information here.

2. Forty Foot, Dublin

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When: December 25, all day

Where: Sandycove, Co Dublin

Raise funds for a charity of your choice by taking a dip at the famous Forty Foot. Hundreds of swimmers took to the sea last year despite the rain, so don’t let the cold weather stop you from taking part. 

3. Bundoran, Co Donegal

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When: December 25, 12:15pm

Where: Main Beach, Bundoran, Co Donegal

Plunge into the Atlantic Ocean for Ozanam House and St Vincent de Paul on the 25th for a sure fire way to wake you up after Christmas breakfast. 

Find out more information here.

4. Fenit, Co Kerry

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When: December 25, 12pm

Where: Lockes Beach, Fenit, Co Kerry

Tralee Bay Swimming Club’s annual Christmas Day swim returns for its 66th year to Lockes Beach. Over 800 swimmers are expected to take part in the event in aid of RNLI Fenit Lifeboats, with Santa himself there to cheer you on. 

Find out more information here.


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