Women invade a swimming point traditionally for men only.

In 1974 a group of protesting women invaded the Forty Foot, a swimming point traditionally for men only at Sandycove in Dublin.

This RTÉ News report shows the Dublin City Women's Invasionary Force swimming in the water and protesting on the shore with placards. Slogans include "The Forty Foot is for women too".

An angry male swimmer tells the RTÉ crew to leave the area and says "there was a time when no self-respecting women would be in here anyway." Another man points out that they don't rush into Dun Laoghaire golf club and say it should be open to everybody.

Women have swum at the Forty Foot ever since this protest.