12 exciting events happening during Dublin Pride week

From prayer services to badge-making, Dublin has a fantastic range of events to get you ready for this year's Pride celebrations.

The image shows three of the events happening this year fro Dublin Pride. On the left is a photo of drag queen Bianca Del Rio, she is putting on makeup in the mirror. The middle image is a painting of a man in victorian dress with feathers in his head dress. On the right is a photograph of Tonie Walsh.
Image: @thebiancadelrio/@nationalgalleryofireland/@toniewalsh via Instagram

With the big parade happening this Saturday, Dublin Pride is almost here! Whether you’re down to party or looking for something arty, we’ve gathered a few of our top Pride events happening across Dublin this week. Happy Pride!

Tonie’s Lavender Walk
Join GCN co-founder and Irish queer icon Tonie Walsh on a walking tour of some of the sites of the city’s extensive queer history. Tours depart from Bernardo Square near City Hall on June 23, 24, and 25.
With Dublin Pride celebrating 30/40/50 years of LGBTQ+ activism, this is one of must do events this year!
Tickets can be found here.



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Wonderfully made LGBTQ-r(religion) film screening
Celebrate Pride at home with We Are Church Ireland’s screening of Wonderfully Made – LGBTQ+R, a documentary focusing on the experiences and challenges of LGBTQ+ Catholics. Featuring interviews with clergy, activists, and organisational leaders, the film is a must-watch for anyone interested in queerness in religion.
The screening is free but you must reserve a spot here to get access to the stream.


What did the EU ever do for you? LGBTQ+ rights panel
Join MEP Maria Walsh, former MEP Lord Michael Cashman, and more EU activists and politicians for this panel discussion celebrating Pride and Ireland’s 50th anniversary in the EU. Learn about the advances the EU has made in supporting LGBTQ+ rights and their plans for the future.
Admission is free but you must reserve a spot here.


Prayer Service of Belonging
Hosted in conjunction with St. Catherine’s parish, St. Teresa’s Church on Donore Avenue, will hold the second ecumenical Prayer Service of Belonging, welcoming members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as their friends, allies, and parishioners. The service hopes to bring visibility to members of queer minorities, as well as offer prayer for LGBTQ+ community members living in unsafe countries and conditions.

LGBTQ+ Badge Making at the National Gallery
Discover the history of badges and badge-making in LGBTQ+ culture with queer researcher and GCN team member Han Tiernan. You’ll even get a chance to make your own badge!
This free, drop-in workshop will take place on June 22 from 5:30 to 7:30pm in the National Gallery of Ireland. No advance booking is necessary.
More information about the event can be found here.


F.ART! A Casual Creative Club
Everybody’s favourite Dirt Bird is back inspiring us all with the best in fabulous festive crafting. This episode is a Nadine Coyle/Pride double whammy mash up of dreams. So be sure to bring your smocks because rest assured folx, the glitter will be flying!
F.ART! takes place in All My Friends on Meath Street from 7.30pm.
Be sure to book your table here.



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Outhouse Pride
Why not start the day of the parade off with a trip to Outhouse? As always, the Dublin LGBTQ+ Centre will be hosting a variety of Pride events including the ever-popular Pride Breakfast, to get you fed ahead of the march. This year, they’ll also be hosting ‘Find Your Pride Pal’; a speed-friending event to help you meet some buddies to walk with in the parade!
Outhouse is open to the public, and no tickets are required. Note that Pride Breakfast is a paid event in Outhouse’s cafe.
For more information, check Outhouse’s calendar here.


Mother Pride Block Party
The iconic Mother Pride Block Party is back for another fabulous year, featuring queer legends such as Panti Bliss, Bianca del Rio, Raja, Self Esteem, and Purple Disco Machine. The Block Party runs on June 23 and 24, so there’s plenty of time to participate in all the festivities throughout the weekend. This is one of the most beloved Pride events on the calendar and one not to miss!
Tickets are still available but selling fast! Grab yours here.


Lost Pride Party with jamesjamesjames
After you’ve danced the night away at the Mother Block Party, why not keep the music going at Lost’s Pride Party featuring producer and DJ jamesjamesjames! This (after)party will keep you moving throughout the night.
Tickets can be found here.



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Absolut Drag Brunch with Haus of WIG
Want to wind down after an extra busy Pride Week? Check out the Haus of WIG’s Absolut Drag Brunch at Roberta’s. It’s a perfect way to spend your Sunday and rest your weary feet.
Tickets can be found here. And don’t forget the spectacular Pride show that the fabulous queens at Haus of WIG have in store on the same day!



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Rainbow Traffic Light Party
Ready to meet your soulmate? Sam’s Collective, a Dublin-based queer organisation, is hosting its first-ever club night on June 25th! The Rainbow Traffic Light Party will feature a variety of rainbow-coloured stickers that guests can wear to signify their relationship status and what they’re looking for at the event. Whether you’re interested in something platonic, romantic, or anything in between, this event promises a night of fun and socialisation with other glorious queers.
The event takes place on Sunday, June 25 in Wigwam. Tickets can be found here.


Rave Against the Machines
Queer punk is not dead! Spend your Sunday at the Sound House at Rave Against the Machines, an LGBTQ+ alternative dance night featuring live acts and DJs to keep the party going all night long.
Tickets can be found here.


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