The inaugural Dublin Leather Weekend due for later this month is the latest and hopefully last fetish event to be postponed due to the ongoing Covid pandemic which has blighted our parties for the last 22 months. Different countries are imposing different rules over this sudden Omicron wave which makes it a nightmare for organisers but before Christmas the Irish Government imposed a ruling that all bars shut at 8pm so it makes an event like this being a success very tough. This was a real shock to all those with green blood as this is a country that likes its drinking, singing and bars more than any other destination around.

The fantastic Leathermen Of Ireland had planned a great list of distractions for the final weekend of January 2022 and the uptake of tickets, interest and excitement had spread right across the fetish Continent with many guys planning on flying in to party in possibly the most hospitable City on earth. Due to the short sharp Omicron Covid wave which has proved unfortunate timing the team are now planning to invite all leathermen, rubber gimps, daddy’s, puppies, bootblacks and sportswear guys to the banks of the Liffey later in the year. The team who organises this event is one of the most popular and professional in the fetish pantheon and therefore it is disappointing for them and their attendees to postpone but everyone’s health comes first. What this does mean is we suspect that they will come back bigger and stronger with something uber sexy and sleazy in just a matter of months where the craic will be even better than was planned for sure, for sure!…. and the cobbles of Grafton Street will soon be awash with fisting lube, Guiness, unwanted semen, Irish whisky manpiss and John O’Brien’s discarded underware in an even bigger and better event. 

The official statement is as follows.

‘This is the post that we never wanted to publish.With the current outcomes of the recent Covid variant and the Irish Government guidelines with restrictions to public events, we have been working with our various venues to see what could be worked of our plans for DLW 2022.However, we have also been watching the rising number of cases in Ireland, and abroad, and the restrictions here with regard to venues closing at 8pm and limiting numbers in venues. It is with huge regret we have come to the conclusion that a postponement of DLW 20022 until later in 2022 is the only logical & responsible decision we can make.It is not the decision we wanted to reach but for the safety of our visitors and to follow the Government advice to protect as many people as possible we are left with no other possible decision.Tickets will remain valid & we will rearrange the event as soon as the situation allows us to do so in a safe & responsible manner.We cannot express how deeply disappointed we both are, and we share the disappointment that this postponement must be for all of you, and we fully expect to reschedule the event when safe to do so.We would like to once again, express our gratitude for your continued support for Leathermen of Ireland.We will see you soon.’
RegardsCathal Mulvany – President Leathermen of Ireland.John O’Brien – Secretary Leathermen of Ireland.

If you wish to support the event temporarily while it is being repositioned in a later spot in 2022 then you can buy their great T-shirt from the Leathermen Of Ireland online pages or send money directly to the Cathal Mulvany teetotal foundation for fetish men who struggle with liquer.


Written by Paul Stag

Paul is an international porn star and a long time editor for Alphatribe magazine.


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