1979 – SWIMMING WITH MULLETS AND FLARES!

CABHAIR CHRISTMAS DAY CANAL SWIM – 3 PICS FROM THE SWIM HELD IN 1979 (or ‘Swimming with Flares and Mullets’) !

As our readers will be aware , each year since 1976 , a fund-raising sponsored swim has been held in the Grand Canal , at Inchicore , Dublin , to secure much-needed funds for the families of Irish Republican POW’s.
This blog post is by way of publishing three photographs from the 1979 Swim , which explains the flared trousers and the mullet-type hairstyles !

‘Robert Emmet’ Cumann banner on display at the Swim Site.

Swimming in the sunshine , Christmas Day , Inchicore , Dublin , 1979.

Mullets , flares – and sunshine , 1979 Canal Swim , Dublin.

Incidentally , two CABHAIR reps were at the Swim Site today , checking things out , and they told me that the canal water is under two inches of ice. But , on the plus side , they saw no sign of mullets or flares….!
(Thanks to M O’F for the pics.)
Thanks for reading – hope to see some of ye on Christmas Day , in Inchicore.
Sharon.




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About 11sixtynine

A mother of three and a political activist , living in Dublin , Ireland.
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