As I have just read on FaceBook ( so it must be true, every last word of it!!) of a proposed “Erotic Festival” to be held at Narrow Water, Carlingford, in beautiful County Down, Northern Ireland, the ancestral home of the Hall family since 1670.
I have checked and, yes, this is an article from The Belfast Telegraph so, again, it must be true.
“The former Lord Lieutenant of county Down and one of the venue’s trustees, Sir William Hall, has voiced outrage at the prospect.
Sir William said: “Lewdness and lasciviousness will be the theme of this occasion.” (Belfast Telegraph)
Oh but you needn’t worry Sir William. Apparently organisers have said that sex acts will take place only within the privacy of a tent!! So there you go, nothing to worry about.
“John Larkin QC has said, “Sex toys will be on sale, talks will be given which may purport to be serious but the real object is the giving of sexual titillation and gratification to the participants in the festival.
“Nudity and acts of sexual intercourse will be prevalent.” (Belfast Telegraph)
I must stress that according to the article none of the Hall family are involved in organising this festival. The organisers are in fact, Bliss Ireland.
I swear to you, I am staggered!!
I feel like I have gone off into an alternative dimension. I am no prude, by any stretch of the imagination, but I would never have imagined any such event taking place in this country, and certainly not in my lifetime. I’m starting to get a picture of thousands of people turning up for a look-see, but all in disguise!
This would be a very good time to own a fancy-dress shop.
But on a more serious note, the people of this area of our beautiful country have had to live with the constant association to a huge terrorist attack in 1979.
Now they have to get used to being associated with hosting the country’s first “Erotic” Festival and an industry that perpetuates the subjugation of women.
Oh lucky them!