On Saturday last, 100 brave swimmers took to the river Lee in Cork and swam from the old distillery to the new clarion hotel. Why brave? Because I don’t know anyone that would dare even dip their toe in such dank, murky waters without first being innoculated for every disease known to man (and a few that are just specific to the river Lee). With the looming threat of seeing all the swimmers hospitalised, the event went off hitchless. Aside from hearing that one woman was taken away in an ambulance shortly before the very delayed start. But that was probably due to the massive heat. The photos came out well thankfully.