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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Christmas Swim

Last year
Photos: People brave the cold in Dublin to take part in charity Christmas swim
Large crowds gathered at coastal spots across Dublin to kick off their festive celebrations with a chilly dip.
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RNLI and Coast Guard issue safety appeal for Christmas swimmers after busy year of callouts
Both organisations have seen an almost 20% increase in callouts this year.
Photos: People braved the cold for Christmas swims around the country today
The annual Christmas swim took place in numerous spots around the country today.
Authorities appeal to people not to visit the 40 Foot in Dublin on Christmas Day and Stephen's Day
This appeal also extends to Sandycove and Seapoint, which are other popular bathing areas in south Dublin.
Taoiseach among dozens taking the dive at the Forty Foot for a festive swim today
There was a steady stream of people throughout the morning and early afternoon taking part in the swim.
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.
Pictures: These hardy souls braved the Forty Foot on a very rainy Christmas in Sandycove today
Hundreds turned up for the annual Christmas swim in aid of charity.
Doing a Christmas Day swim this year? We talked to an Irish international ice swimmer for some advice
Locals at the Forty Foot in Sandycove also weighed in with tips for braving the icy waters.
Pics: A lot of brave souls braved the elements for a Christmas swim (or run) today
Fair play to them.
Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts
“Get in, get out, warm up.”
While the rest of you were tucking into turkey, this lot were being very sporty today
All our favourite images from the Christmas swim and GOAL mile.
IN PICTURES: Your Christmas Day dips and runs
A Christmas tradition for some, a nightmare for others.
In pictures: Taking the plunge at Sandycove's Christmas swim
Hundreds turned out to brave the icy waters at Dublin’s Forty Foot this morning for the annual event. Brrrr…