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Christmas Day Swim
On Christmas Day many seaside locations along Ireland’s beautiful coastline attract thousands of people willing to venture the freezing cold waters of the Irish Sea for the traditional “Christmas Swim.” Many do it as part of fundraising initiatives for charities, mixing bravery with a good cause. Irish journalist Fergal Keane is reported to have said that the traditional Christmas swim “was worth every second of Arctic misery for the sense of achievement that followed.”

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