The Christmas Day Swim 2018

Christmas Day Swim

The Christmas Day Swim 2018

It’s our annual round up of Christmas Day Swim’s! The best way to work up an appetite for your Christmas dinner….
Many of these events are raising money for worthy causes.  So grab the togs, rope in your mates and check out some of the Christmas Day swims on


  • Get in, get out and warm up.
  • No alcohol before swimming.
  • Postpone or cancel if conditions are not favorable



Salthill in aid of Cope
Loughrea in aid of CASA Loughrea
Portumna in aid of Portumna Day Care Centre

Christmas Day Swim
Portumna Christmas Day Swim



Ballinskelligs in aid of Ballinskelligs Community Care & The Night Nursing Service in Kerry _ Irish Cancer Society
Portmagee in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation and South Kerry Palliative Care
Cromane in aid of University Hospital Kerry Diabetes Day Unit
Ballybunion in aid of Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue Service
Fenit in aid of  RNLI Fenit Lifeboats


Bagenalstown in aid of of Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare team
Carlow Town in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital for Children, Crumlin


Myrtleville Beach in aid of the Mercy Hospital Children’s Leukaemia Unit
Schull in aid of Cope Foundation
Ballylickey for CHILDLINE.


Gortglass  in aid of the West Clare Cancer Centre.
Lahinch in aid of The Elevate Foundation


Virginia in aid of St. Christopher’s Hospice, Virginia Community Care and Alzheimer’s Society


Bundoran In aid of Ozanam House/St Vincent De Paul.


Lough Arrow in aid of the Northwest Hospice
Streedagh in aid of S.H.O.U.T and The North West Hospice

Christmas Day Swim
Christmas Day Swim Streedagh



Keeldra Lake in aid of Pieta House
Mohill in aid of the Andrew O’Malley Fund
Carrick On Shannon in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, the National Council for the Blind and the Leitrim Talking Newspaper


Newtown and Guillaume Swimming Club, Tramore in aid of  Waterford Viking Halliwick Swim Club.
Dunmore East in aid of our Dunmore East beavers, cubs & sea scouts
Kilmurrin Cove in aid of the Copper Coast Scout Group


Youghalarra in aid of CARMHA (connection and recovery of mental health and addiction),  St Cronan’s Services – Nenagh and Runningforjosie and The Amanda Stapleton benefit fund.

Christmas Day Swim but not on Christmas Day!

But maybe you’re  the one cooking Christmas Dinner. Fear not! There are some Christmas Dips planned on either side of the 25th.  You’re going to have to think of a new excuse…..


The Marathon Man to Iron Man Santa Swim is taking place at Dublin’s 40 foot on Sunday 23rd December. Get it over with early.


Kilmore Quay for the Kilmore Quay RNLI and Wexford Sub Aqua is on Sunday 30th December
We will add to this list as event information becomes available. But if you are organising a swim that you would like us to include, please email the information to us at
Finally, all of these events  are correct at the time of publishing.  However we recommend you check with the event organiser before you travel.
Featured image is of the Keeldra Christmas Day Swim.