A look at swimmers who take to the sea on Christmas Day in Dublin 1980.

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.