'Dogging' website lists Cork areas for public sex
Published 04/08/2011 | 14:18
A UK based website is detailing locations throughout Cork where public sex acts are taking place.
Swing4Ireland.com details 49 different locations across Cork where 'dogging' meetings take place. 'Dogging' refers to pre-arranged meetings where participants watch couples have sex in their cars, often on roadsides
The list of 'dogging' spots include a lay-by on the Mallow-Cork Road, a laneway near a Buttevant school and the Kilworth Woods outside Fermoy.
One user of the website suggests a supermarket carpark in Ballincollig as a potential late night spot. The list of locations has come to light following reports of similar directories detailing dogging areas across the country.
One poster on the website warns of a Garda presence on the Mallow road.
"Beware of police presence. Was there last Tues night when they popped in very sneakely. Bit of a passion killer (for a little bit). We moved on to better pastures," the anonymous post read.
Another post is by a single male who invites couple to late-night meetings at the Quarterstown Industrial Estate near Mallow's Sugar Factory.
However, potential participants run the risk of running foul of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 which outlaws the distribution or display in public place of material which is threatening, abusive, insulting or obscene.
Swing4ireland.com has 97,600 registered members, though registration on the site is not necessary to see the list. A search on the site's domain name shows it is registered to the English-based company Symbios Solutions Ltd.