Mark your diaries for the Turkey Swim Dates 2017! Times, Locations & Dates below…
Are there no depths to which the man won’t sink? Last weekend, supposedly reformed master-criminal, Denis Cregan-Condon, was making himself out to be the best friend to all mankind, distributing “his” delicious mince pies to sundry, unsuspecting Myrtlevillians and others attending the Turkey Swim.
Our intrepid reporters can now reveal that far from baking these delicious treats himself, Cregan-Condon received the pies from Myrtleville stalwart, Tom Bermingham and then “forgot” to mention this: while basking in the glory of being “THE mince pie man”. SHAME ON YOU DENIS, SHAME!!
Our reporter visited the famed Bermingham bakery where further delicious pies were being made. The rolling pin is ready for Mr. Cregan-Condon if he dares to show his face.
Denis leaves a trail of infamy behind him. Watch out for him this weekend and don’t be fooled. Mrs Bermingham wants her Roses tin back too, Denis.
The growth in numbers swimming in Myrtleville this year has been huge and has contributed to the increased numbers participating in the Turkey Swims. Over sixty people swimming in November/December is a great sight. These events don’t just run themselves, though, so let’s give some credit to the organiser-in-chief (and Birthday Girl on Saturday), Carol Cashell.
I suppose we’d have to give some recognition to Ms. Harris, who helped out the odd time.
Finally, lest this become too much of a praising pukefest….
3pm on Saturday in Myrtleville for the Turkey Swim and 4.30pm or so for the Turkey Thaw in the Pine Lodge.
3pm on Sunday in Sandycove for the Turkey Swim and 4.30pm for the Turkey Series Bake Off. That’s an excuse to eat even more cakes, for anyone who doesn’t know about it.
For those poor misfortunes with work and other plans on Saturday (me) the usual 08.15 swim is still on. Also for double-dippers, of course, who might go for the early swim, Hassett’s, Christmas shopping in Centra, back to the beach for the Turkey Swim, Cakes, Turkey Thaw…what a day😊. Anyone?
Siobhan Russell is posting an Event on FaceBook for all swimmers. For non-FaceBookers, it’s the Turkey Thaw in the Pine Lodge, Myrtleville, at about 4.30pm on Saturday, December 20th – after the last Myrtleville Turkey Swim for 2014. All are welcome.
The Pine Lodge is a great spot. The suggested table of events for the day and evening per Siobhan is:
Second last Turkey Swim in Myrtleville at 3pm.
Raffle being held after swim at the beach.
Pine Lodge for drinks and Turkey Thaw afterwards – about 4.30pm.
Photos of the year on screen.
Food available from pizza van.
Siobhan’s agenda stops at that point, but I think she must have run out of space. I’m sure the following should also be there.
- Tequila Chaser Chicks – live on stage at 9.30.
- Denis’ Shower Strip – repeated performance on request throughout the night – just ask and he’ll be ready to go.
- X Rated photos on screen (i.e. The Killary Shots) – once the kids go home. Sure to set up the next stage……..
- “It’s way too hot” – off to the beach without any silly old clothes to get in the way
Just another normal night out for this crowd, really.
See you on the 20th. Oh, it’s Carol’s birthday, too. There might be even more cakes than usual.
The Turkey Swims have really come into their own this year, encouraging nearly sixty swimmers to Myrtleville on Sunday. Before that, there was a nice group of a dozen or so in at 8.15 on Saturday morning too. Pride of place goes to Jamie O’Donnell who decided he’d had enough of the wetsuit after the Summer and wouldn’t be needing it for the Winter.
There are dozens of pictures around FaceBook of the Turkey Swim. Just click here.
Well done to all involved in the Turkey Swims. Still five more to come.
#6 Sandycove – November 30 at 12:00 noon.
#7 – Sun 7th Dec – Myrtleville – 11:00
#8 – Sat 13th Dec – Sandycove – 10:30
#9 – Sat 20th Dec – Myrtleville – 15:00 (half the Draw will take place)
#10 – Sun 21st Dec – Sandycove – 15:00 (other half of Draw will take place)
Not a bad morning for the first Myrtleville Turkey swim and a good turnout as well. As usual, Siobhan has loads of pictures on her facebook page.
Carol Cashell was away so Angela Harris made one of her all too rare trips to Myrtleville to take charge of the money. Fair dues to Angela, even though it’s only about once a year, she always gets into the Myrtleville Way and leaves a picture moment. This time she opted to Do a Denis – the patented water-saving methodology created by Mr. Condon. We’ll have a vote to see who does it best…
Denis needs a duck.
A bit of a gap in postings over the mid-term – some people were dossing, out foreign.
Others were…well, they were….I’ve no idea, really, I don’t.
Breda Maguire continued her push to be “The most frequent swimmer in Myrtleville” and take Denis’ crown from last Winter. Seen here with Brian O’Connor in Fount’na.
There were visitors from various locations, anxious to meet famous Myrtlevillains.
And there was a road trip down West for the first Turkey Swim in Sandycove.
Second Turkey Swim this Saturday morning at 9.30am. Forecast is improving so hopefully we can get a good crowd there. For those with work and other commitments, the 08.15 Saturday swim is also still going ahead.