WHILE many of us chose to stay in front of the fire, or start peeling the spuds, hundreds of Greystones residents opted to jump in the bitterly cold sea on Christmas morning.
It has become something of a tradition in Greystones for certain families and groups of friends to hit the beach after church services with their towels and togs for the annual dip in the Irish sea.
While some individuals raised money for local charities, including Laura and Amy O'Halloran collecting for the Peter McVerry Trust, many people went along to soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy the craic.
The O'Halloran family has raised thousands over the past number of years towards the homeless chari-
he party continued long after the swim was over, with mouthwatering mulled wine and refreshments served up to the freezingmasses.
The crowd included some of the Shoreline Greystones team, as well as plenty of children, as Santa had been and gone at that stage of the day.