The beach we are doing it at is called Magheramore Beach in between Wicklow Town and Brittas Bay Beach. It is a private beach and will be manned by two security guys and one security person at the top of the beach to block off intruders from another beach. Wayne will be the only man in the vicinity and has to be there to make sure other people don’t. The beach is approximately 8km from Wicklow down heading towards Brittas Bay
I think you will agree its a fabulous beach and is privately owned and can only be accessed by a small dirt track. The owner of the property has also kindly donated the services of three security people to make sure its just us.
We are to meet at 1pm when driving to destination (see map below) you will see a sign saying Nuns when you see this you got the right beach. You will see a barrier and two guys at the barrier then you are at the right place. If stuck call Dymphna on 0868574884
Whats happening on the day
Meet at 1pm in the car-park. You can get changed into whatever maybe in the Car Park is best spot, people are wearing dressing gowns, dresses, big t-shirts whatever you feel comfortable in of course. A good few women are wearing fun hats and gimmicky thing so feel free to do (or not to do) whatever you want.
We go down to the beach. I want to get a group photo for the blog so have a sign for each of the initials in the blog name – www.kickingtheshiteoutofcancer.com we will hold the signs up in front of our white bits (not enough signs for everyone) so the rest can be just in the background – don’t worry NOTHING will be showing. I am asking my close friends, cancer budders, cancer survivors and family to be the ones holding up the signs and you guys behind if that’s ok. All the initials will be giving out by Sinead and Dymphna.
|i||Eilish Carney Brady|
|s||Ann Marie Featherstone|
|u||Mary Margaret Molloy|
|c||Mary Cunningham Keenan|
|n||Josey Foran Farrell|
Dymphna and Sinead are the two ladies helping out on the day they will have Yellow Hi-Vis jackets on them. They will be organising us and if any of you have cash please put it in an envelope with your name on it and give it to them. After that photo maybe we put back on the clothes face the ocean and Sinead and Dymphna will do the countdown. Maybe we go in as four rows of women or something like that. Everyone dashes in dips and dashes back out again and gets clothed.
Suggest maybe bring a bottle of bubbly (cheap or expensive) and a couple of plastic glasses to toast ourselves afterwards. Please Please make sure you bring plastic bags for your rubbish, this is a private beach and they have had issues before with illegal dumping. Recently people left it in a mess and they have cleaned all the litter away at a huge cost to the property owner. They have been so kind to let us use this property we have to make sure not a scrap is left behind – thanks Ladies.
After the Dip we are going up to McDaniels Pub in Brittas Bay around 3kms away on the coast. We are hoping that everyone will come up for a while. Its a lovely pub with great Beer Garden. McDaniels have offered us Sausages and Chips for €3 per person that should be enough to keep us warm. There we can have a laugh about the day and of course you can order other food if you want.
After that there is around 24 of us heading into Wicklow Town and staying the night in the Grand Hotel. We are having dinner at 7.30ish €15 for two course meal, if anyone wants to join us please let me know. Julieanne is bringing a bucket with her so we will take this on our travels and try to raise some extra money.
If you have cash donations please put it in an envelope with your name on it and give it to either Sinead or Dymphna (the ladies in the Hi-Vis jackets). If your still collecting cash after tomorrow please lodge into your account and either donate it to your own idonate account or if you don’t have one lodge it to www.idonate.ie/kickingtheshiteoutofcancer
A Big Thanks
A big thanks to a few people helping out with this – let me introduce my band, Sinead on Beach, Dymphna on vocals, Julieanne on buckets, Karen on sausages, Elaine on photos and Patrick on signs. Thanks all for helping out folks.
A Big Thanks to You
A huge thanks to all of you doing this. I know around half of you personally and for some of you I know it takes a lot of courage to do this. I have been a pain and bribed and blackmailed you into doing this. It means so much to me that you are all doing this supporting me as a person and you have been so very good to me during my cancer road-trip . It’s amazing that my friends turn up and get naked for me. It’s such a huge show of support to me as a person I can’t describe how humbled I feel.
To the people I don’t know personally and I have met through the blogs, we have chatted in the middle of the night when we couldn’t sleep, spoke in chemo rooms and helped each other out when things seemed really dark. Women are amazing people with huge hearts and we are all there to help each other. A lot of you are travelling from Cork, Kildare, Laois, Dublin and more to do this. Some of you are still in treatment and some are starting treatment next week the lovely Jacq - I salute you Jacq your wonderful.
For all the Kilcock Dippers we are thinking of Sonya who could not make it due to being in hospital. Sonya we will raise a salute to you and will help you to kick the shite out of cancer.
Lastly this funding will make a huge difference to Leah and Lily-Mae and you have all gone above and beyond the call of duty with fund-raising.
As at 18.45 (Online Only) we have raised €10,000.00 – AMAZING
Map of the Beach
Love this Song – Substitute I – for WE and this is WOMEN