Pictures & Video: From newborns to swims it was a day of festive fun!

Pictures & Video: From newborns to swims it was a day of festive fun!

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Cllr Tony and Georgina Fitzgerald, meet Sandra and Darren Morey, Glanmire, with their newborn son, Kayden, weight 7.4 pounds, the first born in Cork at CUMH at 6.24am Christmas day. Also included is Prof. John Higgins. Picture: Eddie O’Hare

SANTA came a little bit early for the Morey family in Glanmire with the arrival of a baby boy Kayden, the first baby born in Cork on Christmas Day.

Leading the charge as swimmers take part in the annual Christmas Day Swim at Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry, in aid of COPE and the Southern Branch of Cystic Fibrosis. 	Picture: Martin Walsh
Leading the charge as swimmers take part in the annual Christmas Day Swim at Broadstrand, Courtmacsherry, in aid of COPE and the Southern Branch of Cystic Fibrosis. Picture: Martin Walsh

Proud mum Sandra said she began getting pains around 5am on Christmas morning but they had warned theitr other childrent hey coudn't get up until at least 7am.

"My husband Darren ran in and woke them up and said Santy came a bit early!" An ambulance was called for Sandra and she arrived at the CUMH just before 6am and gave birth to Kayden at 6.24am.

Cillian McDonnell, Bobby Power, and James Harrington, taking part in the Ballincollig Poc Fada yesterday.	Picture: Eddie O’Hare
Cillian McDonnell, Bobby Power, and James Harrington, taking part in the Ballincollig Poc Fada yesterday. Picture: Eddie O’Hare

Across Cork, over the Christmas period a series of now-traditional Christmas Day swims and St Stephen's Day Poc Fadas took place.

Ella O’Brien, Emily Hogan, Clodagh O’Donovan, and Eve Hogan, from Glanmire at the Sarsfields GAA Poc Fada event on St Stephens Day. 	Pic: Gavin Browne
Ella O’Brien, Emily Hogan, Clodagh O’Donovan, and Eve Hogan, from Glanmire at the Sarsfields GAA Poc Fada event on St Stephens Day. Pic: Gavin Browne

However, the bad weather on St Stephen's Day forced the cancellation of a number of events.

Michael McGrath TD pictured with his son, Tom, at the annual Danny Crowley Memorial Christmas Day Swim in Myrtleville. 	Picture: Howard Crowdy
Michael McGrath TD pictured with his son, Tom, at the annual Danny Crowley Memorial Christmas Day Swim in Myrtleville. Picture: Howard Crowdy

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald and his wife Georgina had a busy Christmas Day visiting a number of facilities that open around the clock including the city hospitals, shelters, the Garda station, fire station and Cork Prison.

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