Brave souls across Cork started their festive celebrations with a chilly dip along the coast.
In other years there would have been organised swims at various beaches, however, this year, as a consequence of the ongoing pandemic, these events were cancelled.
Despite this, pods of families and friends still made the trek to places like Myrtleville, Dock Beach, Kinsale and Garretstown to brace the cold.
Jennifer Martin from Waterfall took the plunge at Dock Beach with her family, as she does every year.
“We do a Christmas Day swim every year, and it’s one of our favourite traditions as a family. It’s a great way to start the morning and you feel fresh for the day. It takes a while to get feeling back in the hands and toes but a few cups of tea on the beach afterwards helps! Looking forward to next year already!”