Will West Corkonians ‘dare 2 bare’ all?

Posted on: 6th April, 2014

Category: Health & Lifestyle

Contributor: West Cork People

The idea of wearing nothing at all has been frowned upon for centuries in western society, yet for over a century groups of people that are comfortable with what nature gave them have formed naturist clubs around the world, which includes three societies in Ireland.

So what is naturism? Contrary to common misconception, naturism is not about sex — it is about the celebration of the human body. Naturists are the same as you or me except they are comfortable socialising with each other without clothes on.

Surely there is more to it isn’t there? The answer to that is no, quite simply anyone you know could be a naturist at heart. Just because they are dressed when you meet them doesn’t mean they want to be — it’s just that society demands that they are. Any naturist will tell you that once everybody is nude, the act of being nude becomes the norm and therefore uninteresting.

‘Dare 2 Bare’ has formed to try and find the closet naturists among the good people of West Cork. The aim of the group is not to single out anyone but to organise events where those who enjoy the skin they are in can meet and socialise with other likeminded people.

If you are amongst those who have considered naturism or practice naturism at home please feel free to contact Dare 2 Bare on 087 672 3376 or email dare2bare@live.ie for information on upcoming events.

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Submarines, American Sailors, and the Underwater War in Irish Waters, 1917-1918
by Dr John Borgonovo in The Parish Centre, Clonakilty
on Thursday Oct 26 2017 at 8.30 pm

In 1917, unrestricted submarine warfare by German U-boats brought the United States into WWI and created a crisis in Britain. To defeat the submarine menace, an American naval fleet was dispatched to County Cork, bringing about 10,000 sailors with it. This talk will explain the circumstances of this extraordinary event, and how Cork residents dealt with their unexpected American guests.

Dr John Borgonovo is a lecturer in the School of History at UCC. His publications include Spies, Informers, and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin' Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921; The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918; Exercising a close vigilance over their daughters: Cork women, American sailors, and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18; Something in the Nature of a Massacre: The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited (with Andy Bielenberg). His latest publication (with co-authors John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy) is the highly acclaimed and magnificient Atlas of the Irish Revolution. In July of this year, he organised a very successful conference on Winning the Western Approaches - Unrestricted Submarine Warfare and the US Navy in Ireland 1917-1918.
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Apple Juicing Day in Clonakilty next Sunday Sept 30th. All welcome to bring their apples from 2-6pm to the Clonakilty Community Garden (on entrance road to Clonakilty Lodge).

Building on the success of its inaugural 2016 event, local voluntary environmental organisation Sustainable Clonakilty invites people to bring along their apples and press them to extract their own juice to take home, using the group's Apple Press.

Volunteers will be at hand to assist in the procedure. Bring along your apples washed; clean containers to freeze your juice (milk/juice bottles or cartons, plastic bottles with caps); clean, sterilised glass bottles to pasteurise with swing caps or suitable for 26 mm diameter metal cap.

A limited number of new 3 litres juice bags that are suitable for freezing and pasteurising, can be purchased for a nominal fee on the day also.

This is a free community event and donations will be welcome to cover costs.

For further information, please contact Xavier at xavierdubuisson@gmail.com or text at 086/0476124.
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