Picture gallery: Vampire Swim a howl!

Picture gallery: Vampire Swim a howl!
Maeve Mulcahy, Fiona Coleman, Ted Dorgan, Justine Keohane nnd Helena Hunter.

What a chiller!

Fans a lot! Organisers and swimmers taking part in the Myrtleville Vampire Swim 2019, which was supported by Cork Lions Club. They were promoting blood donations and all funds raised went to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Program and Cork Lions Club. Pictures: Siobhan Russell
Fans a lot! Organisers and swimmers taking part in the Myrtleville Vampire Swim 2019, which was supported by Cork Lions Club. They were promoting blood donations and all funds raised went to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Program and Cork Lions Club. Pictures: Siobhan Russell

While those hardy souls who took part in the Myrtleville Swimmers Vampire Swim will tell you that the water was balmy, for us mere mortals it was agonising.

Ana Ramos and Noreen Desmond, Carrigaline with Antoinette Wilson, Crosshaven.
Ana Ramos and Noreen Desmond, Carrigaline with Antoinette Wilson, Crosshaven.

The sight of these creatures from the Myrtleville lagoon was enough to send chills down the spine, as the eerie silence of Myrtleville was broken when blood-curdling screams greeted the arrival of the swimmers.

Marie Watson and Aisling Barry, organisers of the Myrtleville Vampire Swim 2019.
Marie Watson and Aisling Barry, organisers of the Myrtleville Vampire Swim 2019.

It was a boo-tiful day for the swim and the spooky sight certainly turned a few heads!

Brenda Sisk, Tivoli; Bernard Kelleher, Kinsale; and Carmel Collins (champion ice swimmer), Mahon.
Brenda Sisk, Tivoli; Bernard Kelleher, Kinsale; and Carmel Collins (champion ice swimmer), Mahon.

But it was all frightfully good fun, with the Myrtlevillains taking on the Vampire Swim to promote blood donations and to raise funds for Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Program and Cork Lions Club.

Carmen Burns, Douglas; Agnes Kelleher, Glanmire; and Ann Barry, Douglas.Andrew and Margot Powell, Douglas, with Joanne Horgan as Magenta from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.Roisín and Líle Morrissey with Lena Hunter, Carrigaline.Annemarie and Rory Nolan, Douglas.The Kiwanuka family from Crosshaven at the Myrtleville Vampire Swim.

Carmen Burns, Douglas; Agnes Kelleher, Glanmire; and Ann Barry, Douglas.
Carmen Burns, Douglas; Agnes Kelleher, Glanmire; and Ann Barry, Douglas.

Andrew and Margot Powell, Douglas, with Joanne Horgan as Magenta from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.Roisín and Líle Morrissey with Lena Hunter, Carrigaline.Annemarie and Rory Nolan, Douglas.The Kiwanuka family from Crosshaven at the Myrtleville Vampire Swim.What's cooking! Darren Morrissey and his sister Denise Morrissey, Carrigaline.Later they had a good ghoul time as they all gathered in good spirits on the beach for a barbecue and to enjoy coffee, soup and sand-witches!

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