A number of Christmas day swims are taking place around the region

The annual Leitrim ice-breakers Christmas day swim will take place in carrick-on-Shannon and Ballinamore today.  The first group are in the water at 12.30pm at Garadice Lake while the next group will be taking to the icy water at 1.30 beside the Emerald star.

The Longford Goal mile gets underway at midday from Connolly barracks and concludes at 1pm.

The 26th annual Longford MS Christmas say run takes place between Newtowncashel and Lanesboro.  Walkers begin at 11.45 at the Hill and runners start at 12.15pm.

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A charity swim gets underway in the quarry in Clondra today too.  Swimmers take to the water at 12 noon and is in aid of VIVA.

A swim gets underway at lough Arrow from 12pm. Registration at Flynn’s pier from 12.30pm.

The 19th annual Christmas day swim takes place at lough Rynn Caravan park at 12 today.