Celebrating 50 years of naturism in Ireland: 1963 - 2013
Ireland will be hosting the 34th International Naturist Congress in September 2014. For this occasion, we are selling INA branded t-shirts, check out our shop.
In order to help us organise this event and promote naturism in Ireland, a donation would be greatly appreciated...
The Irish Naturist Association (INA) has been in existence for more than 50 years, and acts as an umbrella organization. Our primary function is to promote Naturism in Ireland - we are currently campaigning for the provision of officially approved clothing optional beaches. Naturist facilities in Ireland are very limited. Although there are many secluded beaches around our extensive coastline that are used by naturists, there are no officially recognised naturist beaches. Organised facilities are currently limited to Dublin and Tipperary.
The INA does not primarily organise social functions as its main purpose is to promote Naturism and to provide information. However, in order to provide facilities for our members who are not in a position to join Club Aquarius (based in Dublin) and the SNC, the Southern Naturist Club, based in the Cork/Limerick area, we have organised a monthly naturist swimming session in Dublin and a monthly swim/sauna/jacuzzi session in Cahir, Co. Tipperary, both of which are open to all INA members, with or without a partner. We plan to provide facilities in other parts of the country as our membership grows. There are no vacancies for single or unaccompanied men in either Club Aquarius or the Southern Naturist Club at present. Single or unaccompanied men are of course welcome to join the INA and take part in all our activities.
We are affiliated to the International Naturist Federation (INF) and issue INF membership cards to our members. The INF card is the internationally recognised naturist "passport". It is required for entry into most naturist clubs, campsites and holiday centres in Europe.
We provide information on naturist beaches at home and abroad. We can also provide information on naturist holidays, and we keep our members informed through a quarterly magazine, the "Irish Naturist". For a list of social functions, organised by us and by affiliated groups, please see our "News & Events" section.
We have secured a new venue in Dublin for a monthly swim, which will take place every first Saturday of the month. This venue has a swimming-pool along with sauna and steam-room.
Further details can be found in our News & Events section.
Please email us to get more details about this.
On sale from Lifestyle Press since publication on World Naturist Day 2005, a book called "Bare Britain" is an excellent complimentary book to "Bare Beaches", by the same team. The authors took the time and effort to include a section on naturist beaches in Ireland. This excellent 200 page full-colour book will become a must-have for naturists in these islands.
On 11 July 2013 our president (Pat Gallagher) was interviewed by Derek Mooney on RTÉ. Click on the link below to be redirected to the RTÉ Radio Player.