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Dippers ready to make a splash on New Year's Day

Events taking place around the Manx coast

Hundreds of Manx residents will be starting the New Year with a dip in the Irish Sea.

The traditional New Year's Day dips are taking place on beaches around the Island, starting in the south with the Port St Mary Chapel Bay dip at 10am.

That will be the first of four events for those taking part in the Southern Dippers Santander Splash in aid of Isle Listen, which finishes at Port Erin at 12:15pm.

Those in Ramsey and Castletown will take to the water at 11am, while two of the biggest dips - Douglas and Peel - get underway at 12pm.

Many of those taking part will be doing so in fancy dress, raising money for a variety of charities.

Manx Radio will be live at the Peel dip this lunchtime.

New Year's Day dips:

Southern Dippers Santander Splash in aid of Isle Listen

  • Port St Mary Chapel Bay - 10am
  • Port St Mary Inner Harbour - 10:45am
  • Gansey Bay - 11:30am
  • Port Erin Bay - 12:15pm

Castletown - 11am in the Outer Harbour

Ramsey - 11am with registration at the Lifeboat Station from 10am in aid of RNLI and Bunscoill Ramsey PTA

Douglas - 12pm opposite Queen's Hotel, in aid of Beach Buddies and Breast Cancer Now

Peel - 12pm on Peel Beach in aid of three local charities

Laxey - 12pm