BETTER late than never summed up the willing volunteers from the wider Millstreet catchment area who took the plunge into the River Blackwater on Saturday last.
Availing of a welcome respite from the consistent rain and winds of late - that deferred the original showing on New Year's Day on a number of occasions - swimmers and supporters made their way to the famous Boeing for the sixth annual swim.
Those participating supported the beneficiaries from the latest staging, the worthy Cork Mental Health Association.
A lively atmosphere surrounded the staging with a hardy group of volunteers taking the dip in the oh so chilly waters.
SuperValu in Millstreet helped to sponsor the event, as did Tarrant's Bridge Bar, the Bush Bar and Malpaso Bar.
The generous contributions of the public ensured the venture was an outstanding success for what's becoming a permanent event on the calendar fixture - weather permitting.