My wife and I are vacationing in Ireland later this month. Is there anyplace we can go skinny dipping without getting in trouble. We read about Roundstone near Clifden. Anyone been there or recommend any place. Inch in Kerry is well known - you would need to go to the far end of the beach.
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Love them or loathe them, nudist beaches certainly make a mark on the UK coastline, going against the usual British notion of modesty and covering up. Ireland, the land of rain, pubs and Guinness, has ventured into European territory and is set to open its first nudist beach this month. Those brave enough to bare all and brace the Irish weather can flock to Hawk Cliff beach in Dalkey, south Dublin from April. Talking to the chat show, Gallagher explained: "This country has had people using beaches all around Ireland for as long as I can remember for nude bathing. Mr Gallagher remarked: "Every other country in Europe has these kind of signs. According to Gallagher, the area is already popular amongst nudists, so the official status is not likely to cause distress to locals. The change has not been free-sailing for the nudists though, Gallagher himself has expressed concerns over the presence of children in the area.
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Opening in April, locals and tourists alike will have the opportunity to fling off the layers and bare all at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, south Dublin , without fear of being reprimanded. Talking to Good Morning Ulster, he said: "This country has had people using beaches all around Ireland for as long as I can remember for nude bathing. When it came to the popular area of Hawk Cliff being official okay-ed as a destination for nudists, people did have their reservations, though. Any children that would be down there should be supervised. It's not your typical beach area.
Public notices are set to go up at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey in County Dublin next month, but there has been a mixed reaction to the news. Some of the concerns include the suitability for children and that it may attract anti-social behaviour. Pat Gallagher from the Irish Naturist Society says they do not intend to cause offence or harm to anybody. He said: "That area has been used for many years, not only with the nudists but also with bathing suit persons, so it has worked very well over the years between the two communities and there has never been any problems.