Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Dublin: 21°C Thursday 18 August 2022
Advertisement

These brave people including a TD took a dip in the Irish Sea for charity today

Now that takes guts.

WERE YOU SNUGGLED up in bed at noon today? Well, think of the poor folk who were running into the ice cold Irish Sea today in their togs.

Crowds gathered on Bray beach today to take part in the annual New Year’s Day swim. You can watch the moment they took the plunge here.

khjkhk Source: @the_haysler

The Bray Place - Photos from The Bray Place's post | Facebook Source: Facebook/TheBrayPlace

The Bray Place - Photos from The Bray Place's post | Facebook Source: Facebook/TheBrayPlace

They were joined by Wicklow’s very own Fine Gael TD, Simon Harris, who was kitted out in his patterned swim shorts, all for good cause, of course.

Here’s some of the crowd enjoying a well deserved hot whiskey in the nearby Strand Hotel on Bray’s seafront.

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

The Bray Place - Photos from The Bray Place's post | Facebook Source: Facebook/TheBrayPlace

All the proceeds from today’s sponsored swim go to Bray Lion’s Club, a local volunteer group.

Did you take part in a New Year’s Day swim today? Send your pics on to us at tips@thejournal.ie

Read: You’ll be seeing this new euro coin in your purse very soon…>

Read: It took just four seconds of the year for Ireland’s first baby of 2015 to be born>

Read next:

COMMENTS (20)