On June 29 the biggest people parade in Ireland takes over Dublin city centre for Dublin Pride, but it’s not the only thing happening on the big day. Here’s a run down of all the other things you can expect alongside some information about the Parade itself.
Outhouse on Capel Street will host a Pride breakfast from 10am. So those looking to build up their energy before getting their march on need look no further.
For the Parade itself, it starts on O’Connell Street, turns on to Eden Quay and passes Liberty Hall, where the first large scale march for LGBT+ rights in Ireland started in 1983. It crosses the Liffey at Talbot Memorial Bridge and travels along City Quay, Lombard Street, Westland Row and ends with a free outdoor event – the Pride Village in Merrion Square.
Due to the thousands of attendees expected at Dublin Pride, and in order to allow the Parade set up and start in a safe and efficient manner, the organisers will have an assembly zone set out around Parnell Square and part of O’Connell Street for registered groups with access restricted to avoid overcrowding. This only applies to the set up and the very beginning of the Parade. Once it sets off you can watch or join in at any point along the route.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the proposed route for the 2019 #DublinPride Parade and March will see us return to the very heart of our city! 🌈🌈🌈 The parade will assemble on Parnell Sq on Sat, June 29th and will end in Merrion Square with a free outdoor event. pic.twitter.com/igpuFjftuo
— Dublin LGBTQ Pride (@DublinPride) April 5, 2019
Once Parade-goers reach the family friendly Pride Village, there will be a host of speakers and special guests on the Main Stage, while the Village will include community areas, a Quiet Zone and a children’s play area along with other amazing activities.
So what to do afterwards for all those folk looking to get the party started?
Legendary spot The George hosts an all-day Pride party from 12pm. While the fine folk at Street 66 throw their Pride + Love all-day celebration. Sister bars Pantibar and Penny Lane team up for their all-day Street Party which will kick off at 2pm.
If you were lucky enough to get your hands on an elusive Mother Block Party ticket, head down to Collins Barracks at 4pm for an incredible line-up including pop superstar MØ, a Panti DJ set, expect music and performances from Daithí, Pillow Queens, Kelly-Anne Byrne, Paul Ryder, Claire Beck, Sing Along Social, Bunny and Kate Brennan Harding.
If you didn’t manage to grab a Golden ticket, fear not, there are a rainbow of other options around the city to take you into the night.
Victoria And Davina’s Pride Party takes over Vicar Street from 7pm promising an unmissable night, while Furry Glen and Dublin Bears are in Adelphi on Middle Abbey Street at 9pm.
When the clock strikes 10, Bukkake throws a whopper party in Opium Wexford Street while Spinster Pride LADYZ Party takes over Bad Bobs in Temple Bar. Profile hits Tramline on D’Olier Street at 10pm before club night Grace closes the night at 11pm in The Sound House on Eden Quay ready to bring all you revellers into the wee hours.
These are just some of the many exciting events happening in Dublin on June 29. To find out more pick up a copy of the Dublin Pride Guide or visit DublinPride.ie.
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