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"1169 And Counting is a wealth of information on our Republican past and present , and demonstrates how the Irish political landscape , like that of any nation, will never be a black and white issue..."

(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)



This blog was listed as one of the 'Finalists' in the '2016 current affairs/politics' category of the Littlewoods Ireland blog awards - but we didn't win the award. But not to worry -thanks to everyone involved for getting us to the final stage of the competition and sure we'll try again the next time!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

CABHAIR CHRISTMAS DAY CANAL SWIM - 3 PICS FROM THE SWIM HELD IN 1979 (or 'Swimming with Flares and Mullets') !

As our readers will be aware , each year since 1976 , a fund-raising sponsored swim has been held in the Grand Canal , at Inchicore , Dublin , to secure much-needed funds for the families of Irish Republican POW's.
This blog post is by way of publishing three photographs from the 1979 Swim , which explains the flared trousers and the mullet-type hairstyles !



'Robert Emmet' Cumann banner on display at the Swim Site.



Swimming in the sunshine , Christmas Day , Inchicore , Dublin , 1979.


Mullets , flares - and sunshine , 1979 Canal Swim , Dublin.

Incidentally , two CABHAIR reps were at the Swim Site today , checking things out , and they told me that the canal water is under two inches of ice. But , on the plus side , they saw no sign of mullets or flares....!
(Thanks to M O'F for the pics.)
Thanks for reading - hope to see some of ye on Christmas Day , in Inchicore.
Sharon.