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Ireland’s First Nudist-Friendly Beach To Open Next Month In Dublin

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Forget the notion of nudist-friendly beaches existing solely abroad, soon there will be this exact scenario right on your doorstep.

Ireland’s first ever nudist-friendly beach is set to open next month at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, County Dublin where public notices will be put in place to notify the public that nudists are welcome.

And who’s behind this? Well the Irish Naturist Association (INA) of course, an organisation who has been promoting naturism in Ireland for more than 50 years.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is also getting involved.

Pat Gallagher of the INA said:

“Every other country in Europe has these kind of signs.

“It is a milestone for ­Ireland.”

Anyone who wishes to visit Hawk Cliff can do so Mr Gallagher continued on to explain. Those who wish to remain clothed can visit too.

Mr Gallagher reinforced that the Council is not making the beach a nudist area, simply a location containing pre-warnings that people use the area for nudist bathing.

“It will more than likely say something like ‘nude bathers may be seen beyond this point’.

“So for someone reading that, if for any reason they are in fear or distress, at least they will have notification that there may be nude bathers. We have always used the term ‘clothing optional’.

“We simply want to go there, lie in the sun, get in the water, have a swim . . . but we don’t want to wear anything, that’s all.”

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