GCN's Dublin Pride Guide 2016

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Dublin Pride weekend is upon us – here’s what’s on


It’s Pride weekend! Get that Friday feeling going and check out all that’s coming up for Dublin Pride 2016.


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Friday, June 24

AA Pride Open Meeting

Outhouse, 8pm

Open to all people concerned about their own or other people’s use of alcohol


ReEnAct – A Pride Cabaret

Outhouse Theatre, 105 Capel Street, 7.30pm

Tickets on door An evening of cabaret with Outhouse resident drama group Acting Out.


Girlie Circuit

5ive Nightclub, 21-22 Wellington Quay, 10.30 til late

The infamous lesbian circuit party takes Dublin by storm with international DJs Noe Morillas and Alpha, live action from Vanessa Klein, drinks promos and prizes galore.


Rebel Rebel with Suffragette City

Odessa Club, 13 Dame Court, 8.00pm til late, €10 (all proceeds going to Dublin LGBTQ Pride)

A chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones, win some great prizes, support Pride, and prepare yourself for the biggest and best party of the year.


Pride Glitterbomb

The George, from 10pm

DJ’s Mo and Davina spin the tunes while the Glitterati dancers move to the beat at a special outing for this stupendously popular weekly night on the tiles.


Glitter Party

The Czech Inn, from 10pm

Face painting and dancing into the wee small hours, it can only be a night at the Czech Inn!



Saturday, June 25th


Outhouse Champagne Breakfast

Outhouse, 11.00am-1.00pm

Join the Outhouse team for some fine breakfast fare, some bubbles and beats before you march.


TENI Pre-Pride Parade Breakfast

Church Bar & Restaurant, Junction of Mary St. and Jervis St, 11.00am

Gear up for the festivities in the company of friends from Ireland’s premiere trans organisation.


BeLonG To Pride Breakfast

Youth Work Ireland offices, 20 Lower Dominick St, Dublin 1, 11am to 12.30pm

Alcohol-free breakfast for 14-23 year-olds to kickstart the day along with the many LGBT youth groups from across the country, live music, face painting and lots of treats!


The 2016 Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade

Gathering at the Garden of Remembrance from 12.00pm, parade starts at 1.00pm

Dress up, make banners, make noise, rebel against mediocrity, be amazing! Please follow the directions of stewards, security and Gardai. Drinking alcohol is not permitted on or along the parade route and will not be tolerated.


Pride Village

Merrion Square, from 3pm

Hosts Panti and Phil T Gorgeous will be joined on the main stage by community group representatives and special guests Veda, Davina Devine, Victoria Secrets and many more. Inside the park there will be family, community and sponsor’s zones, and food.


Gold Post Parade Tea Party

Outhouse, 3pm

An alcohol-free get-together for those who want to steer clear of the post-parade madness!


The George Party

The George, from 5pm

All the best resident DJ’s to help you continue the celebrations late into the night!


Mother Block Party

The Tivoli, Francis St, from 5pm, tickets available here.

Featuring DJ sets from Jake Shears of Scissors Sisters, Little Boots, Panti, Kelly Anne Byrne and the Mother crew, and live performances from Wyvern Lingo and Faune.


Pantibar Street Party

Pantibar, from 3pm

The most popular street party in town features all your favourite Pantibar DJ’s and more crack than is good for a person.



Bad Bobs, 10pm, tickets €12 from dublingurlclub.com

A night of stomping tunes for ladies with an attitude (and fellas who are in the mood).


Heroes From Mars

The Czech Inn, from 5pm

David Bowie tribute act getting all queer for Pride. Oh, you pretty things!


Pride Social

Odessa Club, 5pm, tickets from €11.43, eventbrite.ie

Brought to you by the Sunday Social Crew, expect the same messy party but with added rooms, more levels and even MORE DJ’S!


Profile Circult Party

Alchemy, Temple Bar, 10pm til late, tickets €20 from profiledublin.com

Tops off with the lads as four DJ’s spin hot house over two floors for the dance mad!


Proud Daddi

The Turks Head, Parliament St, 8pm til late, tickets from €15 at daddi.eu

A big, hot Pride party for bears, cubs, chubs, chasers and their admirers, with DJs William Sizen Bell, Max Del Principe and Paddy Scahill.



Button Factory, 11pm til late, tickets €10 from euphoriaclubdublin.com

A night of intense dancing for hot proud people, featuring DJ’s Ciaran Frewen, Pushee and Paddy Scahill.


Sunday, June 26

Ceremony of Remembrance

Oscar Wilde Statue, Merrion Square, 6.00pm

Taking a moment to remember those that we have lost along our march, for freedom and for equality, and to celebrate their lives.


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