….While the [Forty Foot] area is now open to all, there is a secluded section to one side where men tend to congregate. There are also two huts owned by the association – one for changing and one with clubhouse and kitchen facilities – neither available to women.
Many women contribute an annual fee to the [The Sandycove Bathers’ Association for maintenance, but this does not entitle them to membership.
Many women contribute an annual fee to the association for maintenance, but this does not entitle them to membership.
Bathing Club At Forty Foot Swims Against Tide By Retaining Ban On Women (Fiona Gartland, Irish Times)
Previously: Was Your Mat At The Forty Foot In 1974?
Pic: Paul Henri
A 2008 Forty-Foot gender-based billboard in Fenian Street, Dublin for ‘3’.
(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)