The swim has been an annual event since it was started by Dubliner Dee Featherstone in - just weeks after her own mastectomy. Two women wear messages on their backs in support of their friend Anna as they raise money for children's cancer charity 'Aoibheann's Pink Tie'. Share this article Share. Fair play to these ladies raising money for cancer A participant shows her scar from breast cancer treatment as she emerges from the sea.
Participants lie in the sun before taking a plunge into the 12 degree sea in a bid to raise money for the fight against cancer.
2500 women set new Guinness World Record for mass skinny dipping
Share this article Share. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Thousands of Irish women shed their inhibitions and their clothes on a secluded beach 30 miles south of Dublin today for a world-record setting 'skinny dip' to raise funds for a children's cancer charity. Lucia Sinigagliesi, the Guinness World Records official that adjudicated the naked swim, said that 2, women spent five minutes in the chilling sea to set the new world record. It was great craic,' Deirdre Betson from Dunboyne told a Reuters reporter after leaving the water. We did it in her memory,' said Betson. Today the sea temperature off Magheramore beach, where the Irish swim was held, was a bracing 12 degrees, despite a recent spell of warm weather.