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VOYA Seaweed Baths, Sligo
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VOYA Seaweed Baths

The therapeutic properties of wild seaweed have long been known along the Irish coast. At the beginning of the 20th century there were an estimated 300 seaweed bath houses in Ireland and nine in the small town of Strandhill alone. The last of the original Strandhill bath houses, its foundations still visible on the coast, was destroyed in September 1961 by the worst hurricane to hit Ireland, hurricane Debbie. As the tradition had seen a significant decline due to a population shift away from the Atlantic coasts and the rise in popularity of un-organic treatments, they remained unopened for many years.

Through VOYA, the Waltons have revived this Irish tradition of seaweed baths. Their reopened baths in Strandhill, Co. Sligo is now one of only a few in the country. The VOYA philosophy is "to promote an organic philosophy and provide high quality, truly organic, seaweed based health and beauty products. To continue the sustainable harvesting practices of our forefathers with the integrity of the seaweed bath tradition. To strive to make our impact as low as possible and be an example for environmental responsibility, not just in the world of beauty".

For bookings please contact VOYA Seaweed Baths on +353 (0)1 71 916 8686/ e info@voya.ie