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 Merkel’s Successor Under Fire for Not ... Wed Jan 20, 2021 08:56 | Guy Chazan

offsite link Telegram Gains 25 Million New Users Than... Wed Jan 20, 2021 07:29 | Finance Twitter

offsite link Parler Back Online Thanks to Servers in ... Wed Jan 20, 2021 05:55 | The Guardian

offsite link 25K National Guard Troops for Inaugurati... Tue Jan 19, 2021 19:01 | Exavier Saskagoochie

offsite link Two Years to Stop the Spread: Australia ... Tue Jan 19, 2021 17:58 | Jordan Schachtel

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link America?s First Revolution Is Happening Now Wed Jan 20, 2021 08:55 | amarynth
by Paul Craig Roberts reposted on the Saker by permission source:  https://www.paulcraigrobert... Hear me out and you will understand the title. There is a difference between a rebellion and a

offsite link Trump?s Opponents Succeeded With Their Government Coup (Ruslan Ostashko) Wed Jan 20, 2021 06:33 | Leo V.
Translated and subtitled by Leo. A successful coup was staged by opponents of Donald Trump in Washington on January 6. Of course, Joe Biden’s inauguration has not yet taken place,

offsite link Welcome to the ?New Woke USA?: Twerk on Washington! Tue Jan 19, 2021 22:31 | The Saker
The following exhibition is supposed to be, quote, “Twerk on Washington is a declaration of freedom and healing”. I want to sincerely congratulate all the Apostles for Diversity who made

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/01/19 ? Open Thread Tue Jan 19, 2021 21:30 | Herb Swanson
2021/01/19 21:30:03Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link Baghdad on the Potomac: Welcome to the Blue Zone Tue Jan 19, 2021 17:52 | amarynth
By Pepe Escobar, exclusively for the Saker Blog The season opening of the Joe and Kammy Regime Change Show could not be a more appropriate roomful of mirrors reflecting the

The Saker >>

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