CHEERED ON by family and friends, swimmers bravely ran into the chilly waters of Duncannon Beach on St. Stephen's Day for a traditional Christmas dip.
A group of fifteen hardy souls were to be found on Duncannon Beach on St. Stephen's Day, despite the event having been called off that morning due to the wet and wild weather conditions.
Although the event was cancelled the organisers from Duncannon FC and Seaview Celtic were present at Duncannon Beach in the afternoon just in case anyone turned up for a swim. With the weather becoming much milder, those in attendance decided to go ahead and dip into the waters. As they ran out into the waters, they were cheered on by an enthusiastic bunch of onlookers.
Jane Drought, who is running in the Major of Duncannon/Ramsgrange contest, was the only candidate in the race to brave the waters on the day - no doubt hoping to earn some extra votes in doing so!
This was the second year running that Duncannon FC decided to hold a traditional Christmas Swim, following the success of last year's inaugural event, which was the brainchild of Club Chairperson Padraig Doran 'We would like to thank everyone who turned up and who braved the waters,' said Padraig.