Upcoming Events

National | History and Heritage

no events match your query!

New Events

National

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link How Lockdown Changed Us Thu Feb 25, 2021 18:47 | Freddie Sayers

offsite link The US Air Force Just Admitted the F-35 ... Thu Feb 25, 2021 16:40 | David Axe

offsite link Children in the Philippines Have Not Bee... Thu Feb 25, 2021 15:27 | The Economist

offsite link Dr. Fauci Reminds Everyone We Will Only ... Thu Feb 25, 2021 13:39 | The Babylon Bee

offsite link Is This Russia’s New Coastal Base for ... Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:05 | Thomas Nilsen

Anti-Empire >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Mainstream media: Failing to speak truth to power

offsite link David Quinn’s selective tolerance Anthony

offsite link A Woulfe in judges clothing Anthony

offsite link Sarah McInerney and political impartiality Anthony

offsite link Did RTE journalists collude against Sinn Fein? Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

Spirit of Contradiction >>

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

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
 
© 2001-2021 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy