PHOTOS: Miserable Weather But The Christmas Swimmers In Fenit Didn’t Care

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Santa and Mrs Claus at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE wind howled and the rain fell (horizontally!), but that didn’t deter the hundreds of dippers in Fenit on Christmas Day.

There was a huge crowd at the beach, despite the bad weather and spirits were high as they sang ‘Jingle Bells’ just prior to the dash.

And dash they did to the ocean, three times to keep up the tradition. There were hundreds of onlookers too for the day and they had great fun watching the madness.

Well done to all who took part, ye’re a mad bunch! Scroll down for photos after this wonderful video…

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Ciarán Moss and Oscar Whyte at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Thumbs up from Ellie, Joan and Johnny McElligott, hardy souls at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Getting ready at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A group getting ready at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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This man was happy to be taking the dip at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hard as a Rockie! Some of the Stacks crew at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Robert, Sean and Stacy O’Brien at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A group of wet and wild dippers at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Brian and Ogie Moran at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Happy dippers at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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The sun tries to break through at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A shy swimmer at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Beating a retreat at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

That’s enough of that!…Dippers at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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One down, two more dashes to go!. Participants at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

That was cold!…Participants at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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All set at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Waiting for the off at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Jenny, Evelyn and John Fox and Noel Ryan at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Before stripping off for the dip were Amy Roche, Danny Roche, Danny Roche, Denis McElligott, Joan Roche and Nicole Roche at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Joanna, Judy and Gabrielle Walsh at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Getting set at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Braving the elements at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

All set at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The throngs get set at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Some of the participants at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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