A look at swimmers who take to the sea on Christmas Day in Dublin 1980.
- Title Christmas Day Swim in Dublin 1980
- 1st Broadcast 25/12/1980
- Clip Duration 00:00:54
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Christmas Day Swim in Dublin 1980
- Extended description
RTÉ News reports on Christmas Day swims in Dublin. People traditionally swim in the Irish Sea on Christmas Day regardless of the weather. A large mixed group of swimmers is shown in the Forty Foot, Sandycove Dublin. Peter Doyle is presented with a tankard as a prize for being the first swimmer home.
In Clontarf on the Northside of Dublin, swimmers are shown rocking a man in a rowing boat until he falls into the water. Dublin has many swimming spots but the water is always cold.
A RTÉ News report from traditional bathing points in Dublin on Christmas Day 1980.
- Local keywords Clontarf, North County Dublin, Forty Foot, Sandycove, South County Dublin, Peter Doyle, Christmas Swim, Irish Sea, Christmas
- Geographical coverage Clontarf, Sandycove, Dublin, Ireland
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1980
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier N360/0080A
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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Christmas Day Swim in Dublin 1980
Broadcast - 25/12/1980
Clip Length - 00:00:54