Tag Archives: Forty Foot

 

….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

Meanwhile,

A 2008 Forty-Foot gender-based billboard in Fenian Street, Dublin for ‘3’.

(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)

Turned out nice.

Three people have been arrested and four taken to hospital following a row at the Forty Foot in Sandycove in Dublin this evening. Two groups of men, from East Wall and Crumlin, had arrived on the DART and were drinking throughout the day. A row broke out, bottles were broken and a number of people were injured. Four people were treated in hospital for injuries, including stab wounds and a broken jaw.

 

Three Arrested Following Row At The Forty Foot In Sandycove, Dublin (RTE)

Pic Via Nicola Tallant

Thanks Woyzeck