A look at some Christmas Day activities taking place around Dublin.
Temperatures of 3 degrees celsius and rough seas did not deter the brave Christmas Day swimmers at the Forty Foot in Dublin in a tradition that goes back to 1870. Some do it for charity, others just for fun.
Eileen Whelan speaks to some of those brave enough to take the plunge. One swimmer comments
It's very refreshing after going out for a few drinks last night... I'd recommend this to everybody on a Christmas day.
Another annual Christmas morning event, The Goal Mile, takes place at a number of locations around the country to raise funds for the third world charity. Former elite athletes John Treacy and Eamonn Coughlan took part in the event at University College Dublin. John Treacy comments
It's a great day to come out and support Goal and help the poor of the Third World. And it's Christmas Day after all and it's a day for giving.
In Dun Laoghaire the Lion's Club provides Christmas lunch for over 200 people in need, mainly the elderly and homeless.
An RTÉ News report by Eileen Whelan broadcast on 25 December 1995.