Up to 100 brave men took to the sea on Sunday morning for the first “Dip in the Nip” in aid of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation, former rugby international Shane Byrne, Bill Porter and Rose of Tralee escort JJ Byrne led the charge as the men raced into the chilly water at 11am.
The Wicklow Hospice building is now in its final stages and is due to open later in the year.
Sinead Tarmey of the Wicklow Hospice said after the event.
“What a fantastic turnout for our first male only Dip n the Nip!! Although the sun didn’t shine the fun and camaraderie among the participants kept everybody in good spirits.
Thank you to Fabian Doyle of Sovereign security who manned the entrance to the carpark.
Albert Webster kept everybody in party mood with some carefully selected tunes. All photographers that showed up your support is greatly appreciated.
Mostly massive thank you to the gentlemen who launched the annual Dip in the Nip for the Wicklow Hospice..watch out for date next year!
An exciting year to launch the Dip in the Nip, with the Wicklow Hospice due to open at the end of the year. Fundraising will be ongoing for this wonderful facility, and we are so thankful for all the support.”
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