Poly in Ireland: A recognized facet of love & relationships
As Ireland emerges from ages of social and sexual repression, a newspaper in Limerick prints a Valentine's spread on love and marriage in Ireland's rural Mid West:
...in which one of the stories, with the illustration, centers on people who have chosen the poly route.
..."We didn't have any information or support and we were operating completely in the dark when it came to issues like jealousy"...
...Some time after her divorce, Orla was having lunch with an old friend who was back in Ireland working for a year after moving to the US.
"He told me about his two girlfriends, and I was riveted. I had never met anyone else who felt this was a workable arrangement. Then he told me there was a name for this — polyamory — and there is even a polyamory group in Ireland. I contacted them and discovered there are hundreds of members."
Here's the zoomable original (Feb. 16, 2013). If that fails, click the image below for a readable enlargement.
Thanx and a tip of the hat to our Ireland correspondent Randy R., organizer of the Dublin Polyamory Discussion/Support Group. He writes that he checked with the story's author "about any aftermath from the article (three days after its publication) and she said, 'It deserves mention that this is a paper in rural Ireland and there was no outcry!'"