Category Archives: Personal experience

Western Glees

When I was fourteen our Latin teacher asked us to participate in the brand-new students literary journal. So far only a beautiful anonymous poem had been submitted and I found myself striving to produce some compelling narrative at the height of those deeply cryptic verses. It didn’t matter that my classmates were not interested in […]

Sensorials

SENSORIALS, by An Taiscéalaí Nochtach The anticipation.The drive.The scenery. Park the car.Pack the bag.Start the walk. Anticipation grows.Stomach tingles.Steps quicken. Arrive at the beach.Rapid strip.Senses increase. Wind caresses the skin.Sun warms the bones.Sand between the toes. Earthing beginsThe sky is blue.The sun is out. The walk to the water.Wade in.Breathing quickens. Dive under.System shock.Skin tingles. […]

No longer scared to bare

Back in September 2018, almost 3 years ago, writing here on this Blog I wrote about how I was ‘Scared to Bare’ – trapped in a feeling of fear, that I shouldn’t feel what I feel, that I shouldn’t do what I wanted to do. It took me until last week to fix that, and […]

Northern Delights

How to spend a week-end free of family obligations? Easy answer for me = exploring naturism in far-away counties! 24 July 2021 – Donegal I wanted to put a face to an often-named-and-heard-but-never-seen forest and beach in Donegal.  Although I had read several reports about it by field owner and visitors, I was pleased to […]

Dreaming of Euronat

As I write, the sun is shining and the weather forecast is for a beautiful summer’s day. I won’t be able to enjoy any of it as, for the first time in my adult life, I am in hospital suffering from a very painful knee infection. As I wait to be called to theatre for […]

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 […]

Overseas

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 […]