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Spanish Point Christmas Day swimmers raise over €700 for West Clare Cancer Care

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*Aoibhín Garrihy & Ollie Mulooly. Photograph: John Mangan

Spanish Point swimmers not alone braved the elements when heading for their Christmas Day dip but also showcased the generosity that the festive season is all about by donating to West Clare Cancer Care Centre. 

A total of €776.90 was raised with Christmas Day swimmers donating €5 with members of Snámhai Sasta also chipping in prior to December 25th in an attempt to assist the West Clare Cancer Care Centre. The Spanish Point dip was done in conjunction with the annual Whitestrand swim which is organised by Tony Cogan.

Lorna Cahill was one of the swimmers in Spanish Point, the Miltown Malbay woman explained to The Clare Echo. “We all felt the Christmas day swim was a great opportunity to join up with Tony as cancer has and currently is affecting so many people in our community. The West Clare cancer centre is an organisation which has provided counselling and other services to many in our locality”.

Photographs from Spanish Point and Lahinch by John Mangan.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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