Christmas Day Swim in Dublin 1980

EXHIBITION : CHRISTMAS PAST ON RTÉ

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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.

  • Information

    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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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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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