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Nudist White Rock

White Rock Beach GPS coordinates: 53.267261, -6.106309 Just a 5 minute walk up the Vico Road from Hawk Cliff, a path leads down to White Rock beach, a beautiful sandy beach that offers safe nude bathing. Naturists regularly bathe at the extremities of White Rock beach. Strong swimmers can be observed carefully swimming to Hawk […]

History of Naturism in Ireland

Thursday, the 30th July 2020 AN INTERVIEW WITH PAT GALLAGHER (INA PRESIDENT) REGARDING: THE HISTORY OF NATURISM IN IRELAND HI PAT! WE UNDERSTAND THAT IRELAND WAS A CONSERVATIVE PLACE IN THE PAST SO PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW NATURISM IN IRELAND BEGAN. HOW FOR EXAMPLE DID PEOPLE WHO WISHED TO PRACTICE NATURISM HERE FIND PLACES TO PRACTICE […]

Naked Qigong on the beach

On Sunday 21 June 2020 Ireland was still under covid19-related local travel restrictions, so our annual summer solstice celebration had to be limited to a small group of local naturists. Naked qigong on the beach was a new activity for Irish Naturist Association but it was entusiastically received by our members. With the lifting of […]

Minimalism

Today I started a new trend. In my frantic path towards (over)simplification I decided I was never going to bring a towel to the beach again. I just realised I don’t need it anymore. In the current pandemic phase in Ireland, signage instructs us to “swim and go”, therefore a towel is not required since […]

Diversidad

DIVERSIDAD: una de muchas palabras con connotaciones positivas. Multiculturalidad. Inclusividad. Heterogeneidad. No sé hasta qué punto están Irlanda y nuestra asociación a la altura de otros países europeos, pero quiero creer que la tendencia es claramente alcista. En una de nuestras excursiones a Zuiver Spa en Amsterdam me paró la policía al salir de mi […]

Nudist Hawk Cliff

Nudist Hawk Cliff – A brief history of Dublin’s Nude Riviera In 1896 the Vico Bathing Place Swimming Club was formed by a group of prominent local residents. They initiated the construction of the Vico baths (as it was known back then) and a small swimming shelter. Due to prevailing Victorian attitudes of the time […]

Nude Puppy’s Cove

Puppy’s Cove, by An Taiscéalaí Nochtach For our next outing, we decided to visit South Connemara. So we decided to head to the beautiful, picturesque village of Roundstone. I had read articles on how stunning the beaches were in Roundstone but nothing prepared is for the amazing experience. It is a natural haven. Taking the […]

June, our Women-in-Naturism Month

If you are not new to naturism, you will be familiar with the gender imbalance that pervades the lifestyle. Women can’t seem to find their way into this naturalness as easily as our male counterparts do. British Naturism reports a 30% female representation amongst its membership, and that figure goes down to 22% in Ireland. […]