oes anyone out there know who was the very first eejit who thought the Greystones Christmas Day Swim was a good idea…?
It feels like it’s been with us forever, and yet, it seems like a thoroughly modern slice of silliness too.
Either way, it’s always reassuring to see that, each year, there are always nutters nutty enough to leave their presents, their buckets of snacks and a great big dinner so they can strip off on the South Beach and jump into the freezing cold December water.
Below is a record of 2012’s big day, taken on the day by John McGowan. Who remained fully-clothed. And dry. Not that we’re suggesting anyone should ever try and drag our #1 roving photogapher into the water…