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Dublin: 3 °C Saturday 14 December, 2019

Photos: Festive swimmers brave the Forty Foot for annual Christmas dive

It wasn’t too cold outside as the Forty Foot drew dozens of festive swimmers today.

Updated Dec 25th 2018, 3:07 PM

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BIG CROWDS TURNED up for the annual Christmas Day swim at the Forty Foot in Sandycove in the south of Dublin bay today.

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The Forty Foot has been host to swimmers – rain or shine – for over 250 years.

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Formerly a gentleman-only bathing spot, it is now open to everyone, including those die-hard swimmers who insist on taking their daily dip regardless of the season.

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It was actually quite a mild day in Dublin this morning, but there was an undoubtedly a little chill once you hit the water.

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No doubt they got nice and warmed up afterwards.

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