But Will It Impact Property Prices?


Hawk Cliff, Dalkey, County Dublin

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council announced in March that Hawk Cliff beach, known locally as the Ramparts and located off Vico Road, would become nudist-friendly

….But in a recent letter to the Dalkey Newsletter, local resident Lorraine Montgomery said the beach was a public amenity and “shouldn’t be hijacked by a few”.

The beach was close to public transport and “used by young and old, but particularly by young people during school holidays,” she wrote.

“Hawk Cliff is unique in that it is the only high amenity bathing area on the coast situated in the area of outstanding natural beauty, where families can come and bathe and picnic and enjoy themselves,” she wrote…

Dalkey beach should not be hijacked by nudists, says resident (Irish Times)

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50 thoughts on “But Will It Impact Property Prices?

    1. fFs

      it’s nudist friendly, not nudist only. Not being hijacked by naturists – just one of a very few areas where it’s allowed. And bring your family there, your kids, whatever. chill. have the conversation. be okay with your wobbly bits. It’s not full of perverts

      1. Local

        You are mistaken. Already an example of sexual exhibiutionism during the day time.. Already ‘lewd behaviour’ seen from people’s back gardens looking across to Hawk Cliff. and on the 27th at 10 p.m. a full throated group involved in illicit behaviour. Don’t think its all about sunning yourself – this is a potential problem which never happened before.

  1. millie st murderlark

    You know, back in the halcyon days of my misspent youth, used to go camping a lot with friends.

    One of our trips took us to a beach. We spent a lovely night, and it was a gorgeous beach. Quiet, secluded.

    So imagine our surprise when we opened our tents the following morning to discover a load of nudists had taken over the beach.

    Hairy naked aul wans and aul lads having a great time in the nip.

    Needless to say we buggered off to find breakfast. And no, before you ask, it did not include sausages.

    1. Airey Naïve

      Whatever way it swings, but “Hairy naked aul wans”?

      Pics please.

      Any chance of seeing local residents Bono, Gavin Friday, Neil Jordan, or Enya in the nip there, by the way? Purely so I can avoid it…

      1. millie st murderlark

        Sadly know. It’s good game to play though. Lesser spotted nudists.

        The ladies were fractionally less hairy than the men, for what it’s worth.

        1. millie st murderlark

          Sadly NO.

          My evening gallon of wine has gone straight to my head, clearly.

    2. Dhod

      Many moons ago myself and my 18 year old friends drove to a huge dense forest in Meath for a nights camping. What a disaster. Pills and huge forests in the middle of nowhere are a bad idea

      1. millie st murderlark

        One of them didn’t make the return journey, is that it?

        We’ve lost more friends that way. As in, we misplaced them. We didn’t kill them, if that’s what you’re thinking.

    3. Cú Chulainn

      Oh no.. they might be auld ones but they’re certainly not hairy any more.. quite the shock..

  2. Brother Barnabas

    this has been going on longer than the forty foot nudie scene. terrifyingly for some, it’s primarily a gay scene thing- and always has been. from what I’ve heard, it’s old lads getting amorous with one another that causes the upset in the main. if it bothers anyone, there are plenty of other places around.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        really, charger? still on the “you’re gay hurhurhur” one? if you’re any older than 12, you’re an utter fool.

    1. Airey Naive

      The Forty Foot? (surely an exaggeration in its own right). Come on. Never heard of it or witnessed it as a “gay scene” – whatever than means. Never seen anything longer than four inches either.

  3. Scundered

    Went looking for a supposed beach party around there back in the day, cops were waiting, mate caught with few illegal things in his pocket, unfortunately in my car. We all spent the night in Shankill garda station in our boxers.

    Great night in fairness.

      1. Papi

        Never run through a field of barley in the nip. Sounds all cool, but it cuts. It cuts everywhere.
        Every where.

        1. Frilly Keane

          Noted, ta Pap

          But go on
          Tell us more

          BTW Spag
          My favourite way to end a summer evening

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      liberate the hoops !
      you’re dead right
      I once booked a holiday in a nudist Villa in Corfu by mistake, quite the surprise when one is overdressed for the pool
      read the fine print !

  4. Bertie Blenkinsop

    Seeing as this thread is lively, where’s good for a lonely soul to have a pint in Cork City?

          1. Ollie Cromwell

            They have done.
            Quite a few times over the years.But unlike you they’re open-minded.
            I do like a nice formica table top.

          2. Ollie Cromwell

            I find the people of Cork to be a friendly bunch all round and always enjoy my visits.
            They like welcoming the British as they showed with their huge welcome for Her Majesty’s tour of the city in 2011.
            Were you one of the many primary schoolchildren cheering her ?

          3. Brother Barnabas

            don’t try to ad lib, charger – shows your true silliness in all its glory

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          Ha! I used to know him in school. I know his wife well.
          It’s been a long time.

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