Cumann na Saoirse Náisiúnta

National Irish Freedom Committee

2009 Cabhair Annual Liffey Swim Report

On Christmas morning 2009, the CABHAIR swim was held at the third lock on the Grand Canal at Inchicore, Dublin. This year marked the 33rd year in which sponsored swimmers take the plunge in order to help raise funds for the children and dependents of Republican political prisoners.  2009 saw ten swimmers take to the cold water of the canal with just under a hundred and fifty there to cheer them on.

Those swimmers are to be lauded for giving up their holiday morning to venture into the icey waters. The organizers are also to be commended for having the dedication to keep this highly succesful event going for such a long time. For the last few years, the National Irish Freedom Committee has supported the swim by providing supporters in north America an oppurtunity to donate toward the sposorship of the swimmers.

 Christmas is a time of year when family togetherness is the main focus. For the children of Irish Rerpublican political prisoners it can, however, be a very a rough time. For most of these families the main breadwinner has been taken out of the family and even a 'little' means alot.  Thank you to those that donated, thank you to 'Kat' for making the ornaments, and thank you to those who helped promote this online and on radio. The NIFC would like to thank each of you who helped support this most worthy cause.
The National Irish Freedom Committee wishes all of our members, supporters, friends and their families all the best for 2010!

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