Five Characters Who’d Definitely Jump From The Forty Foot 

Christmas Swim at the Forty Foot

We’re all for Christmas traditions – whether it’s the shopping, the singing, the sprouts. But there’s one that leaves us scratching our heads every year; the swimming.


Look, we’re full of admiration for those hardy souls who brave the sea’s bitter temperatures on Christmas Day – it’s just not for us! But we know a gang that definitely would relish a splash about; give this lot a shout before you head off the rocks on Wednesday!



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Having flung himself at pigs for all of eternity, we imagine the hero of Bird Island holds no fear of hurling himself from a height! In any case, he’s got a handy get out clause; if he changes his mind, he can just start flapping his way to safety!




Kingsman: The Golden Circle, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


This agent went through perhaps the toughest underwater training one can imagine – so the icy Irish Sea would likely prove a doddle! He even has that gymnastics background to call upon; we might even see a flip as he enters the drink!



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Nobody’s arguing that Sandycove can’t be cold, dark and dangerous. But, let’s get one thing straight; it’s not space. If the good doctor feels comfortable floating in nothingness, then we can’t imagine treading water a few feet from shore would give her trouble!



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Look, there’s loads of reasons why we’d imagine this guy would love a seasonal swim. Why? Well… Erm… he’s already taken his shirt off? The waxed chest suggests an aerodynamic advantage, too; if it all breaks into a race, our money’s on Mike!




A Million Ways To Die In The West, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


Going from gunslinger to backstroker is certainly a road less travelled, but fear is one thing this guy learned to leave behind a long time ago. Still not sure he’d deal with the cold of wintry Dublin, though; looks a whole lot different to the wild west!


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