There’s been quite a lot of response to the 40-Foot Christmas swim pictures, so I thought I’d share this extraordinary video, from the incredible long hot month of July here, our own heat wave.
It’s become a faint memory, indeed seems more like a dream now, that magical month when we lay in the parks watching films at midnight dressed happily in tee-shirts and shorts.
But this beautiful film from that time gives some idea of the heat as it celebrates another Dublin tradition, as a few miles away from the coastal Dublin burgher-classes; back in the city centre, as local kids dive fearlessly off the Liffey quays, off the bridges and even (look out for it) off a giant crane.
The film was produced by a brilliant, talented small team at Motherland (films) In terms of simple, stark beauty and power, it may well have been the best thing in the arts to come out of Dublin in 2013.
If you didn’t see it in late summer here’s another chance, justly a winner of multiple prizes. Unmissable.