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On February 19 we held a special virtual pub session for members of Irish Naturist Association with online streaming of the Irish documentary NAKED, followed by a questions & answers session with director Edward Kennedy and life model Izabella Linuza. The film shows the work of artist Róisín Cunningham in conversation with life models Kate […]

Réalt the Seal – Our mascot in shared oceans

Seals are part of a group of mammals known as pinnipeds which translates as “winged footed”. They are called this as they have paddled shaped rear flippers to help move them along in the water along with undulating movements. Almost weightless in the water due to their body composition, they swim with great speed and […]

Depression, lockdown and naturism

Depression, lockdown and naturism. Though no official figures are available yet, it seems from comments by multiple mental health professionals and GPs that the cumulative effect of fear of the Coronavirus and the loneliness of lockdown have sent rates of anxiety and depression soaring in Ireland. It is not difficult to see why. The limitations […]


THE BEST IRISH NATURIST BITS OF THE PANDEMIC YEAR 2020 was a year of novelties, opportunities and change for Irish Naturism. We started January with record numbers: We sold nearly 150 free tickets to attend our info evening on naturist Spain at the Spanish Cultural Institute in the heart of Dublin. The Tourism attaché from the Spanish […]

Naturist Fiction

Naturist Fiction – E-book Picks, by Dave Zigzag I have just recently started to seek out and read naturist fiction, which is certainly a niche genre. That said, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and range of titles available. Here are some selections you might consider reading while you try to stay warm and […]

Beginner’s Guide

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Ireland in spring 2020 Irish Naturist Association has been organising numerous virtual info talks on diverse naturist thematic.  Alongside specific topics and big focus on naturist practices all over the world, we have also made sure we were offering content for people new to naturism. On December 10th […]


Dia duit as Ceanada! Irish Naturist Association has experienced a surge in membership since the beginning of the pandemic. I’m one of those new members, even though I don’t live in Ireland. Many new members were trying naturism for the first time. I’ve been casually participating for more than 10 years. (You might say I’m […]

Réalt the Seal, our official mascot

Irish Naturist Association is proud to announce the adoption of RÉALT THE SEAL, which will be, for the foreseeable future, the official mascot of the association. Artist Ciara Patricia Langan approached Seal Rescue Ireland and, on behalf of Irish Naturist Association, adopted Réalt on 17th November 2020. Like all naturists, Réalt likes nothing better than […]

No labels – All labels

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A CARD CARRYING NATURIST TO ENJOY THE NUDIST LIFESTYLE “I’ve never done this before”. “I’m somewhat out of my comfort zone”. Probably the two most frequent opening lines we hear when people make enquiries to the Irish Naturist Association. What motivates people to get in touch with us? Curiosity, most […]