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Lisdoonvarna Match Making Festival Welcomes Gays


Happytolearn

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The Lisdoonvarna Match Making Festival is inviting gays for the first time in its 150 year history. This is surely a very positive sign that LGBT people are being accepted by the wider community. I also feel it's an important step in removing the illusion that the Irish LGBT community is Dublin centric. Anyone been to it? Anyone oppose the move - and if so why? I might even go and find myself a nice farmer ....

Gay Community News : Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival To Go Gay
 

Honecker

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Another example of a perfectly innocent local tradition being destroyed by political correctness.
 

Happytolearn

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Another example of a perfectly innocent local tradition being destroyed by political correctness.
Why does it destroy it? I can't imagine it will happen in the same room
 

Bea C

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I saw this in the paper earlier, I was waiting for it to kick off here...
 

Honecker

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Why does it destroy it? I can't imagine it will happen in the same room
This festival has always been about single men and single women looking to marry a member of the opposite sex. Once you destroy the principle of one man looking to meet one woman and vice versa, the festival becomes open to all sorts agendas looking for recognition. Next NAMBLA will want to join the festival. Then it will be the polygamists. Before you know it people will be going to Lisdoonvarna looking to meet an animal or an inanimate object to spend the rest of their life with. Gay people already have dozens of locations in Ireland to socialise in and meet partners. Why do they have to claim the historic event of Lisdoonvarna and ruin it's tradition?
 

eoghanacht

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Sher aren't 'de gays' a bunch of rampant promiscuous sex maniacs, sher all's they have to do is go to the toilets in the George for a feek.

P.ie hasn't been lying to me, has it?

:shick:
 

eoghanacht

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This festival has always been about single men and single women looking to marry a member of the opposite sex. Once you destroy the principle of one man looking to meet one woman and vice versa, the festival becomes open to all sorts agendas looking for recognition. Next NAMBLA will want to join the festival. Then it will be the polygamists. Before you know it people will be going to Lisdoonvarna looking to meet an animal or an inanimate object to spend the rest of their life with. Gay people already have dozens of locations in Ireland to socialise in and meet partners. Why do they have to claim the historic event of Lisdoonvarna and ruin it's tradition?

Eh, farmers go to Lisdoonvarna after they've tired of their animals.
 

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If it is a gay matchmaking festival people want, then they should choose Ringsend or Muff. And if it is festival for people who are happy on their own, there is always Palmerstown.
 

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As a gay person I welcome this in the context of eroding the "otherness" - bred from intolerance of diversity- that contributes to homophobic prejudice.
 

viper999

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i thought gays met in parks and near public
toilets, sorry couldnt help it
 

Bea C

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How do you feel about it?
Personally, it means sod all to me.
If people want to meet up for something where nobody or nothing is harmed, grand.
It's nothing to do with me.
 

eoghanacht

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This festival has always been about single men and single women looking to marry a member of the opposite sex. Once you destroy the principle of one man looking to meet one woman and vice versa, the festival becomes open to all sorts agendas looking for recognition. Next NAMBLA will want to join the festival. Then it will be the polygamists. Before you know it people will be going to Lisdoonvarna looking to meet an animal or an inanimate object to spend the rest of their life with. Gay people already have dozens of locations in Ireland to socialise in and meet partners. Why do they have to claim the historic event of Lisdoonvarna and ruin it's tradition?

Actually I'd like to hold up this post as a perfect example of why people troll threads with inane one liners.

Just look at the quote above, how would you even begin to address such utter lunacy. The sheer idiocy of the 'argument' put forward doesn't warrant anything other than derision.
 

eoghanacht

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If it is a gay matchmaking festival people want, then they should choose Ringsend or Muff. And if it is festival for people who are happy on their own, there is always Palmerstown.

A like isn't really sufficient.
 

Happytolearn

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This festival has always been about single men and single women looking to marry a member of the opposite sex. Once you destroy the principle of one man looking to meet one woman and vice versa, the festival becomes open to all sorts agendas looking for recognition. Next NAMBLA will want to join the festival. Then it will be the polygamists. Before you know it people will be going to Lisdoonvarna looking to meet an animal or an inanimate object to spend the rest of their life with. Gay people already have dozens of locations in Ireland to socialise in and meet partners. Why do they have to claim the historic event of Lisdoonvarna and ruin it's tradition?
I understand people being protective of a loved tradition. The tradition is to match people - gay relationships are now widely accepted - why shouldn't it be extended? Your conclusion that beastiality will be inevitable as a result of including gays is in fact quite insulting.
 

Happytolearn

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If it is a gay matchmaking festival people want, then they should choose Ringsend or Muff. And if it is festival for people who are happy on their own, there is always Palmerstown.



It's not a club I'm a member of
 

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Who cares in all honesty? Fair play to the Lisdoonvarna Festival organisers and I wouldn't be at all surprised if they became a destination for the 'pink pound/euro' and how bad can that be for the town and area?

As far as I am aware 'the gay' is not catching or anything so the orthodox dancers still have enough elbow room in that ballroom of tongue-in-cheek romance and I've never known gay people to detract from a party or celebration by their presence but I've certainly known parties enlivened muchly by gay people.

Somewhere in Lisdoonvarna there is a young man who will be kneeling by the solitary bed tonight and fixing his eyes on his wallposter will clasp his hands together and mumble "Thank you St David Hasselhof for your earthly intercession on this occasion..." and the best of Lisdoon luck to him.
 
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