Celebrating more than 50 years of naturism in Ireland: 1963 - 2018
The Irish Naturist Association (INA) has been in existence for more than 50 years, and acts as an umbrella organization. Our primary function is to promote Naturism in Ireland - we are currently campaigning for the provision of officially approved clothing optional beaches. Naturist facilities in Ireland are limited. Although there are many secluded beaches around our extensive coastline that are used by naturists, there are as yet no officially recognised naturist beaches or bathing places but we are hoping that this will change in 2018..
Organised indoor facilities are currently limited to Dublin and to counties Galway, Monaghan and Tipperary. We have organised a monthly naturist swim/sauna session in Dublin and two monthly swim/sauna/jacuzzi session in Cahir, Co. Tipperary as well as a monthly session in Galway and a bi-monthly session in Monaghan. All INA events are open to all INA members, with or without a partner. We are actively looking to provide facilities in other parts of the country as our membership grows. We also have regular outings, weather permitting, to beaches, lakes and other suitable secluded areas all over Ireland as well as excursions to naturist sauna complexes in Germany, Netherlands and Britain.
We are affiliated to the International Naturist Federation (INF) and issue INF membership cards to our members. The INF card is the internationally recognised naturist "passport". It is required for entry into most naturist clubs, campsites and holiday centres in Europe.
We provide information on naturist beaches at home and abroad. We can also provide information on naturist holidays, and we keep our members informed through a monthly on line newsletter. For a full list of social functions, organised by us and by affiliated groups, please see our Facebook Page.
There is one naturist Club in Ireland, Club Aquarius (based in Dublin) which run its own events for its members. Membership of Club Aquariius, which is affiliated to the Irish Naturist Association, is mainly restricted to couples and families.