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National - Event Notice
Friday December 25 2015
12:00 PM

Cabhair swimmers : 39 years underwater this year, 2015!

category national | history and heritage | event notice author Sunday November 08, 2015 19:32author by Sharon. - Individual. Report this post to the editors

This year, 2015, marks the 39th successive year for this event.

On Christmas Day next (Friday 25th December 2015) at 12 noon , the CABHAIR organisation will , for the 39th successive year, hold a sponsored swim at the 3rd Lock of the Grand Canal , at Inchicore , Dublin (opposite Kelly's 'Blackhorse Inn' pub) .
This picture is from the Cabhair Swim on December 25th 2010 - the weather this Christmas couldn't be any worse....?
This picture is from the Cabhair Swim on December 25th 2010 - the weather this Christmas couldn't be any worse....?

Hi !

On Christmas Day next (Friday 25th December 2015) at 12 noon , the CABHAIR organisation will , for the 39th successive year, hold a sponsored swim at the 3rd Lock of the Grand Canal , at Inchicore , Dublin (opposite Kelly's 'Blackhorse Inn' pub) .
All money raised at this event goes directly to the dependants of Irish Republican prisoners , as expenses are not claimed or taken by anyone involved.
A turf fire, Irish rebel music, lemonade and mince pies etc for the kids and 'soup' for the adults will be provided, as usual, and Santa will more than likely pay the event a visit !

If you are in the area between 12 noon and 1pm, hungry , bored or hungover (or looking to acquire a hangover !) then give us a shout. And bring your togs.... !
A few words and pics from last year's swim can be accessed at the 'Related Link' , below.

Thanks!
Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.ie/2014/12/cabhair-christmas-day-swim-2014-few.html
author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Sat Dec 05, 2015 14:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi!

The CABHAIR organisation has confirmed four sponsored swimmers , so far , with two 'probables' and two 'possibles' : also confirmed is the arrival of 'Santa' , mince pies , swans in 'attack mode' , evil elves 'guarding' the gateway and a contingent of swimmers and on-lookers from far and wide.

It's looking like this year's Swim will be as successful as the thirty-eight that have gone before it , and all in aid of the thirty-two.....

Thanks,
Sharon.

CABHAIR sponsored swim, Christmas Day, 12 noon, 3rd lock, Grand Canal, Inchicore, Dublin - bring yer togs!
CABHAIR sponsored swim, Christmas Day, 12 noon, 3rd lock, Grand Canal, Inchicore, Dublin - bring yer togs!

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Tue Dec 15, 2015 15:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi!

Five swimmers have now been confirmed (including one from Australia!), and two 'probables'. Also, hundreds of leaflet 'packs' , each containing four printed items, have (and are) being distributed in the area on a house-to-house and pub-to-pub basis and the team delivering same are getting a great response. It's shaping up to be a lively event, regardless of the weather. The swimmers will definitely get soaked, but hopefully us on-lookers will only get damp!

Thanks,
Sharon.

Thousands of these republican leaflets have been distributed, in 'packs' of four, in the Clondalkin, Ballyfermot, Bluebell and Inchicore areas, in regards to the Cabhair Swim.
Thousands of these republican leaflets have been distributed, in 'packs' of four, in the Clondalkin, Ballyfermot, Bluebell and Inchicore areas, in regards to the Cabhair Swim.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
author by MacDarapublication date Tue Dec 15, 2015 17:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The heading on one of the leaflets caught my attention: PEACE. Is this a Peace Swim? I thought it had general aid for prisoners aims.

author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Tue Dec 15, 2015 18:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi MacDara!

'Peace' would be one of the overall objectives, yes, as would an 'Éire Nua', and I believe the republican prisoners share that opinion. Can you swim, a chara?
;-)

Thanks,
Sharon.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
author by Sharon. - Individual.publication date Sat Dec 26, 2015 18:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi!
The 39th consecutive Cabhair Swim went ahead yesterday almost as planned - the organisers hadn't expected there to be as much water outside the canal walls as there was inside same, we were two swimmers down and, as well as 'High Water' from nature, we had State 'Hell' at the entrance point - a few words and pics can be accessed at the 'Related Link' , below.

Thanks,
Sharon.

Four brave souls, pictured at the Cabhair Swim, 3rd Lock, Grand Canal, Inchicore, Dublin, 25th December 2015.
Four brave souls, pictured at the Cabhair Swim, 3rd Lock, Grand Canal, Inchicore, Dublin, 25th December 2015.

Four brave souls - Cabhair Swim, 25th December 2015, Inchicore, Dublin.
Four brave souls - Cabhair Swim, 25th December 2015, Inchicore, Dublin.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.ie/2015/12/neither-state-hell-nor-natures-high.html
 
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