s with 2017, the sky looked set to rain on the town’s annual Christmas Day parade of hardy souls, but that didn’t stop a gansey load of Greystonians braving the elements for a short, sharp hop into the sea this afternoon.
In the end, the sun broke through! Still, this festive tradition has been making wet fools of us all since the 1970s – we think.
Finding the true origins of Greystones’ Christmas Day Swim is pretty darn difficult, given that most people view it as just a wonderfully silly thing to do before sitting down to a six-hour dinner. So, if anyone out there does know the true history, do let us know, on email@example.com.
In the meantime, fair fecks to John McGowan for once again facing down the elements to deliver our latest round-up of the town’s braver and slightly-more-bonkers-than-normal residents. And to the rain, for taking a short break.
Triple hot whiskeys all round!