LOVE FEST FURY
Furious Lisdoonvarna locals all have same complaint after couple’s X-rated street romp video goes viral
- 19:31, 13 Sep 2022
- Updated: 19:38, 13 Sep 2022
LIVID locals have slammed a couple who got down and dirty in the street during the Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival.
The steamy video shows a frisky man and woman putting on an X-rated performance on the windowsill of a property in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, at the weekend.
Cops confirmed they are aware of the video of the love-making duo, with officers “conducting enquiries”.
Stunned residents in the rural spa town tonight lashed out at the public sex show, branding it “disgusting”.
Outraged dad Mario Silva told The Irish Sun many locals are horrified by what the festival has become — with knickers and condoms left everywhere.
Mario, 46, said: “It is absolutely disgraceful, I’m living there for 18 years but the festival has changed for the worse. It is getting worse and worse and worse.”
He said part of the problem was that there is “an overflow of people” in the town after the event returned “full-on” this year having been cancelled twice in the pandemic.
He added: “All the hotels are full with the Ukrainian refugees. Many of the festival-goers have nowhere to stay or sleep.
“So the town at the moment is full of camper vans parked all over the village. And the thing is that the kids are back in school and when they walk to school in the morning, they see knickers and condoms.”
Lisdoonvarna’s annual Matchmaking Festival dates back 160 years. And this year around 60,000 singletons have headed west for the month-long event looking to find love.
Father-of-two Mario said the hook-up at the weekend happened close to Lisdoonvarna Garda Station. He said: “It is unbelievable. Where is the respect for locals?
“The festival brings everyone in but there is no room. It is like a free-for-all. Now the guys just have sex on the street. It is just yards from the garda station.
“We locals have complained but no one [from officialdom] has the balls to come forward and speak up. Things have gotten so bad, so mad, we are just fed up, it is too much to take. Our daughter has to walk out to these things. It is a free-for-all. This has to be made public because they have to come up with some solution.
“No one is taking the blame for it. They get the people in, they flood the village. They bring everyone in. It is supposed to be civilised. What is going on?
‘SAD & HORRENDOUS’
“We have to cope with it for four weeks. Our kids have to walk through it every day on the way to school. So please help us out and let Ireland know what Lisdoonvarna has become.”
Lisdoonvarna-based Councillor Joe Garrihy admitted the townsfolk had been left reeling by the street sex shenanigans.
He told The Irish Sun: “It is sad and horrendous from multiple perspectives.”
An Garda Siochana confirmed a probe into the public sex act is under way.
A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardai are aware of a video circulating on social media of an alleged incident in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, between Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2022.
“Gardai are conducting enquiries into the matter.”