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Irish beach goers will soon be able to get their kit off and top up their tans au natural with the opening of a new nudist beach. 

The beach, located at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey, Co. Dublin, will be the first of it's kind in the country, with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council set to erect public notices warning the public about seeing their fellow beach users in the nip. 

According to The Irish Sun, Irish Naturist Association chief Pat Gallagher explained: “Every other country in Europe has these kind of signs. It is a milestone for ­Ireland.”

It follows recent changes to the law making it perfectly legal to sun bathe sans clothing.

The signage is expected to be put in place in the coming weeks, with the paper also reporting that the INA are in talks with other local authorities about putting similar instructions in place. 

It's thought the move could result in a tourism boost for Ireland with Pat explaining how people would be more open to visiting our beaches if they knew the same laws applied as in their home country. 

However, not everyone is happy about the change.  

Some Councillors have opposed the move, arguing it come be detrimental for the local community. 

John Bailey told The Irish Sun: “I would be totally opposed. Dalkey is a very settled community and it would bring people in that shouldn’t come into the town. I don’t agree with it.”

Whatever your thoughts, the signs are going up and we'll all have the option of relaxing in our birthday suits this summer. 




Thr village of Dalkey in South County Dublin is in mourning this weekend following the sudden death of 35-year-old resident Mick Burke.

Mr Burke's body was discovered by a resident in a laneway just off Dalkey's Convent Road shortly after 8am yesterday morning.

While Gardaí were initially treating the death as suspicious, a recent statement has confirmed that Mr Burke's death was the result of a tragic accident.

"Gardaí are no longer treating as suspicious the death of a man found this morning in Dalkey," Gardaí confirmed yesterday.

"Preliminary results of a post-mortem examination have been furnished to investigating gardaí and foul play has now been ruled out. A file will be prepared for the coroner."

According to the Irish Independent, it is understood that Mr Burke died after becoming impaled on a gate he was attempting to climb following a night celebrating a new job.

Mr Burke was a native of Dalkey.



Gardaí in South County Dublin have launched an investigation following the discovery of a body in a public area earlier this morning.

The body of the man, believed to be in his 30s, was made by a woman in a laneway in Dalkey.

Authorities were alerted at approximately 8am.

The deceased has yet to be identified and the cause of death is still unknown, however reports suggest Gardaí are treating the death as suspicious.

Emergency services are currently at the scene while the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Burea have been notified.



Oh if only the walls could talk! Yes, we reckon that playboy Eddie Irvine’s former abode might have a few tales to tell.

And while a swish property the retired F1 driver once called home hasn’t actually been in his possession for more than a decade, to this day it still retains bags of millionaire star quality.

The Dalkey residence is located on the seaside suburb’s upmarket Sorrento Road, surely one of the country’s most prestigious addresses: familiar faces in the locale include the likes of Bono.

Purchasing the then-more modest property from developer Harry Crosbie back in the early Nineties, Mr Irvine snapped up the deeds for just €230,000.

Expanded by architect Joe Kennedy and now totaling some 500sq metres, the four-storey house is perched on hillside grounds.

Although the stand-out features are numerous (you know yourself; cinema room and master bedroom with views over over Killiney Bay to Bray Head), the highlight is undoubtedly a six-metre indoor plunge pool which is linked via a glass tunnel to a 23-metre outdoor pool. Swoon. 

Eddie, now a successful property investor with dozens of dwellings around the world, did well from the eventual sale too: he moved-in in 1993 just as his Formula One career was taking off. But in 2004 he packed-up and sold it on to businessman Dave Cullen for a cool €5m.

It’s changed hands again since then and a year ago it was available to rent for €7,500-a-month… today you’ll need to fork out €1,000 more.

Still – we’re sorely tempted to put in an offer (sure we are). Here, SHEmazing! takes a look around…

















Another lap for Eddie Irvine’s €4m playhouse
Eddie Irvine’s €4m playhouse is back on the market, Madeleine Lyons takes a closer look. Video: Daniel O'Connor




We’ve always fancied ourselves as king of our very own castle.

And now it seems that our dreams could yet become reality – if we manage to come up with an EIGHT-figure sum, that is.

Yes, a wholly-romantic, castellated mansion with perfectly spectacular views of the surrounding Dublin coastline is currently on the market for an eye-watering €10.5m.

Dating from the Victorian era, Inniscorrig in south county Dublin’s plush Dalkey also has its own private, working harbour (one of only two private harbours in the capital) with direct sea access.

For when friends visit (and you know you’d suddenly be EVERYONE’S friend) there is a lodge house. 

Otherwise the main abode stretches to 536sq metres and still has five generous bedrooms; so plenty of room for all really. Including the shoreline, the grounds  additionally amount to 0.4 hectares.

Built in the mid 19th-century by renowned Dublin physician Sir Dominic Corrigan (who is commemorated in a granite bust over the front door), Inniscorrig was actually constructed as his summer retreat (as you do).

Guests included Kings Edward VII and George V of England (fancy) – and those visits have been commemorated by a crown and star set in pebbles into the patio terraces on either side of the front door.

In more recent time, William Harvey du Cros, a co-founder of the Dunlop tyre company, lived there in the early 20th century.

And in the 1970s, businessman Dermot Smurfit resided in the mansion with his wife Caroline and their children, including actor Victoria Smurfit, who has starred in the likes of The Beach, and About A Boy.

As well as stunning Italianate gardens, there is a decked terrace leading to a lawn terrace: we’re envisioning plenty of chic parties al fresco. Speaking of which, the property’s boat house would be perfect for a soiree.

Inside, the master bedroom suite comes complete with a dressing room and bathroom and there’s a cinema room on the ground floor for when you fancy a cosy night in.

Furthermore, for your security and convenience, electric gates are in place (natch) at the property's entrance.

In moving to the area, you'll also be counting the likes of Bono, Van Morrison, Ryan Tubridy, The Edge, Enya, and Pat Kenny among your new neighbours.

Should you be interested in a viewing, Inniscorrig is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald and the Christie’s International brand.




Get the bus fare out ladies, Daniel Craig is moving to the seaside suburb of Dalkey in Dublin!

Daniel and his wife Rachel Weisz are planning the move for the duration of Rachel’s shooting for new movie The Lobster.

Rachel will star opposite the virtually unrecognisable Colin Farrell for the romantic drama.

The film is being shot primarily in Kerry, however the couple will be basing themselves in the seaside town of Dalkey.

We are expecting many shots by the sea similar to the ones above, Daniel…