The main event – the day you’ve all been waiting for, the 2015 Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade, is finally here, today, Saturday 27th June, 2015. We include here the Parade Route, Pride Village info, Pride Parade Day Events (including champagne breakfasts!!) and an updated list of after-parties!
After this, you should be fully equipped with all the information you need to have a great Dublin Pride Day.
Happy Pride Day Everybody, Hope You Enjoy Yourselves!
To start off, assembly for the parade will start at 12 noon (or 10am for groups) and the parade will begin moving through Dublin at 1:30pm sharp. It will start at the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square, and proceed through the streets of Dublin.
Starting at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square, the Parade will also go down O’Connell Street as is tradition. We will turn left down the Eden Quay and cross the river at the Talbot Memorial Bridge. From there we will continue down City Quay, turn right onto Lombard Street and up straight through Westland Row. From there we will proceed to Merrion Square, and the Pride Village is at Merrion Square Park! [Please note: It is illegal to drink on the streets].
The events for the day are as follows:
Profile Pink Champagne Breakfast
PROFILE have teamed up with Boteco Brazil to bring you together on the morning of Dublin Pride to enjoy a delicious breakfast and to start your day of celebration with a nice glass of PINK CHAMPAGNE. Get your fill of a hot Irish Breakfast, pastries or be healthy with our fruit selection, just make sure you have eaten the most important meal of the day before your long day of festivities. BUBBLES DARLING, BUBBLES!
9:00 am €10 Boteco Brazil, 6 Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 1.
Whitefriar Grill Pride Brunch
For the third year running Whitefriar Grill hosts pre-Pride brunch from 10:30am with DJ Ruth and special guests. Book early as this is the fabbest brunch in town with a wig on it.
10:30 am Menu on website http://www.whitefriargrill.ie
16 Aungier Street, Dublin 2.
Champagne Breakfast at OutHouse
Join us in OutHouse for a wonderful start to your 2015 Pride Day celebrations.
11:00 am http://www.outhouse.ie
105 Capel Street, Dublin 1
BelongTo Non-Alchoholic Breakfast
BeLonG To Youth Service, Non-Alcoholic Breakfast is now in its 4th Year. Every year it keeps getting bigger, 2014, over 75 LGBT Youths engaged with the event. It’s a great healthy way to start the Pride Celebrations.
11:00 am http://www.BelongTo.org
Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Dublin 2.
T(ea) with TENI
Join TENI for pre-parade tea and cake celebrations!
11:30 am http://www.teni.ie
The Church, Jervis Street, Dublin 1
Dublin Pride Thanksgiving Service
Thanksgiving service at St Audoen’s on Saturday 27th June. The service is being arranged by Faith in Marriage Equality, CAI, GCVI and We Are Church Ireland.
11:30 am Free St. Audoen’s Church, Cornmarket (Near High Street), Dublin 8.
Best Pride costumes in the spirit of equality – The Future Is Equal! Continue the spirit of the Yes vote. Come to the parade with your kid to help celebrate this event. Pride want you to come up with the best pride costume for babies and kids you can – so colour, glitter, and rainbows. Go wide and show your support.
12:00 pm Free Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
The Parade culminates in Merrion Square where you’ll have the opportunity to listen to the Grand Marshals, as well as other guest speakers who have contributed to the LGBTQ community, but there is so much more planned for you this year. Pride Village will open at noon. Inside the park, as well as the community zone and family area, there will be entertainment from the always wonderful team at Hunt & Gather all day long.
12:00 pm Free http://www.dublinpride.ie/pride-village
Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade 2015
Assembling from 12pm Parade begins at 1.30pm The annual parade is the centrepiece of the entire 10-day Festival. The 2015 Parade promises to be the largest ever LGBTQ parade in Irish history, so don’t miss it. The parade is a celebration of the rich diversity of the LGBTQ community in Dublin, Ireland and the world, with an expanded arts, social and cultural content.
1:30 pm Free http://www.dublinpride.ie
Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
And now, of course, the much-anticipated After-Pride-Parties!
Pride Saturday at The George
After you have finished marching in the Pride Parade, you can join the Pride Celebrations, with a multitude of DJ’s, special acts and performers there’s nowhere else you would rather be! This year will be bigger and better than ever before!
2:00 pm Free http://www.thegeorge.ie
The George, George’s Street, Dublin 2.
Panti’s All-Day Street Party
Celebrate Dublin LGBTQ Pride 2015 with an amazing all-day Street Party with Ireland’s absolute favourite Drag Queen.
2:00 pm Free http://www.pantibar.ie
Pantibar, Capel Street, Dublin 1.
GOLD Post Parade Party [Outhouse]
A post-parade get-together (alchohol free).
3:00 pm Free OutHouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1.
Bukkake always has something for everyone, so wether you’re a Club Kid, hipster bear, twink, trainee, tweaker, cub, otter, chaser, boy, girl, lesbotronic, queen, drag king, queer, puff or a downright durty FAG, you will ALL be on the dancefloor with Dj’s all day!
4:00 pm Free until 8pm http://www.facebook.com/BukkakeDublin
4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2.
Dublin Bear Pride Party
Get your party paws in the air for the Dublin Bear Pride post-parade party, featuring DJ EL Styra.
4:00 pm Free http://www.dublinbears.ie
Nealon’s, Capel Street, Dublin 1.
El Styra’s Pop Party
El Styra will be wheeling her annual Pride Pop Party (and herself) back to Little Strand Street – opposite Pantibar and adjacent to Jack Nealon’s – for a fifth anniversary night of camp classics, craic with the crowd and later, possibly, some Irish dancing to Diana Ross…before the helicopters start hovering overhead. For bears, cubs, butch girls, their admirers and anyone else who worships trashy pop it’s sure to be a shindig worth remembering!
5:00 pm Free Little Strand Street, Dublin 1.
Exchange Street Upper, Dublin 8 – Doors 5pm!!
Tivoli Main Outdoor Stage, 5pm to midnight.
ANA MATRONIC (dj set), Crazy P Soundsystem, Kormac’s Big Band (Live), Le Galaxie DJs and of course the MOTHER DJs!
District 8, The Tivoli, Midnight to 3am.
Mother DJs, Kelly Anne Byrne, Glamo, Billy Scurry, Faune (Live) + more.
Tickets from Motherclub.ie // bit.ly/MotherPride
7:00 pm http://www.motherclub.ie
Dragged Up Pride Special with Max
Amazing Pride Celebrations featuring Max straight from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7.
7:00 pm €15 + booking fee, Break for the Border, Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2.
Klub Pink After Parade Drag King Show and Disco. This is a women only event.
8:30 pm €5 Slattery’s, Capel Street Dublin 1.
Dublin Bear Pride Lady GaGa Tribute
Bears and Lady Gaga – Set your Poker Face to Stunned ‘cos this is definitely not a Bad Romance.
9:30 pm Free http://www.dublinbears.ie
Oscars, Christchurch, Dublin 8.
Profile’s Pre-Circuit Pride Party
The world’s BIGGEST Gay Clubbing Festival, Circuit Festival is coming to Dublin. On June 27th 2015 PROFILE will host Matinee’s Pre Circuit Festival Party at The Palace Nightclub. Not only is the venue name (The Palace) fit for Queens and Kings but there is also a ROYAL DJ line-up also. Get more information on the Profile website.
10:00 pm Tickets start at €12, more info on website. http://www.profiledublin.com
The Palace, Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Crush Girl Club Pride Party
Dublin’s hottest girlclub, Crush, in association with Club Vitae & Uber, brings you the Pride party to end all Pride parties at Bad Bobs, Temple Bar. You want tunes? We got tunes! Classic Crush tunes on three fun-packed floors, and that crafty Bitches Be Crazy crew rockin’ it on the roof-garden. More information on the website.
10:00 pm €10 + booking fee http://www.crushgirlclub.com
Bad Bob’s, 35-37 Essex Street East.
DADDi Presents CONSTRUCTION (Lisbon) @ Turks Head. Join us for The BIGGEST Bear party EVER! 4X Areas. 5x DJ’s (2 x International DJ’s) DJ Erik Lopez, International DJ William Sizen Bell, DADDi DJ SteoDub, DADDi DJ Gerry M, Intro DJ Dave Mladi. WRISTBANDS on Sale Now in Basic Instincts Dublin for €15 Presale!
10:00 pm €15 Turks Head, Dublin 2.