Category Archives: Personal experience

Supreme moments

(first published in the H&E April 2021 edition) Supreme moments Being naked is so natural for me, whether knocking about the house or being out and about, with limitations of course. Like many I’ve enjoyed being naked at events, clubs, swims, beaches and free range naturism. By and large being naked has always been enjoyable […]

Be Yourself

DISABILITY AND NATURISM Hello, my name is David, after my FB New Years post I was asked to write a blog. I’m not much of a writer but I’ll try to explain a bit about what being a naturist means to me from the perspective of a person with a disability. Firstly, as a healthy […]

Why did I wait so long

He kept asking, just once, try it once and if you don’t like it I’ll never ask again.  So off we set for Cahir, Co. Tipperary.  Nerves were high!  It took us 1 hour and 40 minutes to get there, it felt like a week! We drove into the car park and suddenly it was […]


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 […]

Donegal nature connection spots

Solitude is good. To be at one with nature is also good. And I want to share with you three spots where I can embrace both. The coastline of Donegal is peppered with small beaches, mostly sandy and not always known or accessible. I have found one such, which I have used as my twilight […]


Celebrating diversity I’ve a belly, some people have hairy backs, some people are small, tall and some are not but we all are different. The LGBT community celebrates difference as they celebrate diversity while the naturists community simply accept difference and welcome diversity. Irrespective of sexual orientation, colour or creed, naturism offers a truly inclusive experience, an example can […]

Nude Hiking in the Alps

Naked European walking tour 2020 (NEWT 2020) – Nude Hiking in the Alps It all started at a big house in Austria, a house with twenty bedrooms, a big dining room which seated all forty of us comfortably and a small commercial kitchen for the self-catering option which was chosen by the organisers in order […]


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 […]

An Gaeilgeoir Nocht

An Gaeilgeoir Nocht Tá sé aisteach, ach tá sé seo níos deacra ná teacht amach as an gcófra. Is nochtach mé; sin, tá mé níos compordacha mo shaol a cónaí gan éadaí. Síleann a lán daoine, mura nach bhfuil an chuid is mó den daoine, gur ‘nochtach’ códfhocal sásúil go sóisialta é ar son ‘taispeántóir’. […]