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Christmas Day at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, County Dublin in 2018

Shrivel your baubles elsewhere.

This afternoon.

People are being asked to forego the annual Christmas Day swim at the 40 Foot in Sandycove due to concerns over large groups of people gathering for the annual tradition.

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, gardaí, and the Health Service Executive issued the appeal for people to refrain from visiting bathing areas, especially the 40 Foot in Sandycove and at Seapoint this year over the potential risk of spreading Covid-19 at these public gatherings…

Better safe than salty.

Appeal for people to forego Christmas swims at 40 Foot (RTÉ)

Earlier: The Virus Will Steal Your Pint


This morning.

Brian Lavery tweetz:

Good morning #fortyfoot

(Don’t miss the diver – far left)


A ban on swimming in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s beaches – Seapoint Beach, Sandycove Beach, the Forty Foot bathing area, Killiney Beach and White Rock Beach – was lifted last night.

It follows the placing of the ban on June 6 after a sewerage wastewater overflow at Irish Water’s Ringsend wastewater treatment plant on June 4 and 5.

Swimming ban lifted on south Dublin beaches (The Irish Times)

Ah here.


Forty Foot, Sandycove, County Dublin.

This is why they were banned in the first place.


Thanks Geoff Boyle

‘Will Mrs May sink or swim? Only time will tell. From the choppy waters off south Dublin, it’s back to you in the studio….’

This afternoon.

Sandycove, County Dublin.

Earlier: May Féin