Festive Picture Special: Swims, Poc Fada and magical music  bring joy to Cork at Christmas 

Festive Picture Special: Swims, Poc Fada and magical music  bring joy to Cork at Christmas 
Mark, Tina, Jessie and Shane Bushe at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan
Staff and patients got a big surprise when Santa called in to the hospital on Christmas morning on is way home to the North Pole after a very busy night.Cork Barracks Street Band dropped in to play some Christmas tunes in the Puffiin Ward.Pic: Brian Lougheed
Staff and patients got a big surprise when Santa called in to the hospital on Christmas morning on is way home to the North Pole after a very busy night.Cork Barracks Street Band dropped in to play some Christmas tunes in the Puffiin Ward.Pic: Brian Lougheed

At CUH. Three-week-old Alex Coughlan from Killeens, Cork with his parents Gemma and Jonathan; cousin Julie Hegarty and Dolores Twomey (Nana).Pic: Brian Lougheed Éanna Hurney, Éanna Lynch, Eoin Harris, Evan Stack, Shay O’Brien and Liam Harris at the annual Ballincollig GAA Club poc fada competition at Greenfields, Ballincollig, Cork. Picture Dan Linehan Oisin Power, Darragh Lee, Eoin Dwyer, Conor Lee ,Colin O’Driscoll and Theo Morgan at the annual Ballincollig GAA Club poc fada competition at Greenfields, Ballincollig, Cork. Picture Dan Linehan The first baby born on Christmas day at the CUMH, Cork was to parents Siddra maryam and Nauman Shahid from Douglas, Cork, at senven minutes past two. Picture Dan Linehan Swimmers at the 45th Annual Christmas Day Swim in Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry, West Cork in aid of COPE and Cystic Fibrosis Children’s Ward CUH. Picture: Martin Walsh.Pictured at the Christmas day swim at Garretstown, Kinsale Co Cork was Shauna and Keelin Crowley from Bandon. Picture Denis BoylePictured at the Christmas day swim at Garretstown, Kinsale Co Cork was Carol, Shirley and Ashling Moloney. Picture Denis Boyle The Crosshaven lads at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan Sophie and Nathan Sullivan, Crosshaven, Cork at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan A packed beach at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan The Gilbert and Quilter families at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan All ready to hit the water at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan Sophia and Emilie McKeown, Crosshaven at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan

At CUH. Three-week-old Alex Coughlan from Killeens, Cork with his parents Gemma and Jonathan; cousin Julie Hegarty and Dolores Twomey (Nana).Pic: Brian Lougheed
At CUH. Three-week-old Alex Coughlan from Killeens, Cork with his parents Gemma and Jonathan; cousin Julie Hegarty and Dolores Twomey (Nana).Pic: Brian Lougheed

Éanna Hurney, Éanna Lynch, Eoin Harris, Evan Stack, Shay O’Brien and Liam Harris at the annual Ballincollig GAA Club poc fada competition at Greenfields, Ballincollig, Cork. Picture Dan Linehan Oisin Power, Darragh Lee, Eoin Dwyer, Conor Lee ,Colin O’Driscoll and Theo Morgan at the annual Ballincollig GAA Club poc fada competition at Greenfields, Ballincollig, Cork. Picture Dan Linehan The first baby born on Christmas day at the CUMH, Cork was to parents Siddra maryam and Nauman Shahid from Douglas, Cork, at senven minutes past two. Picture Dan Linehan Swimmers at the 45th Annual Christmas Day Swim in Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry, West Cork in aid of COPE and Cystic Fibrosis Children’s Ward CUH. Picture: Martin Walsh.Pictured at the Christmas day swim at Garretstown, Kinsale Co Cork was Shauna and Keelin Crowley from Bandon. Picture Denis BoylePictured at the Christmas day swim at Garretstown, Kinsale Co Cork was Carol, Shirley and Ashling Moloney. Picture Denis Boyle The Crosshaven lads at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan Sophie and Nathan Sullivan, Crosshaven, Cork at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan A packed beach at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan The Gilbert and Quilter families at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan All ready to hit the water at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan Sophia and Emilie McKeown, Crosshaven at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan Julie Cotter and Deirdre Heffernan, Douglas, Cork at Myrtleville, Co Cork for the annual Danny Crowley Christmas swim in aid of the Mercy Hospital. Picture Dan Linehan

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