Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival
The city of Dublin is often seen as a place to go for a good time and the Pride Festival is a great excuse to dress up and get down. The festival is a 10 day long affair with the focus of the action at the Pride Village, also known as Merrion Square Park.
With parties, art and debates all centring on the issues faced by LGBT people in Ireland and across the world the festival is a celebration of diversity and equality.
Of course, the big highlight will be the amazing Pride Parade on Saturday 28th June. The streets of Dublin will literally turn rainbow coloured as happy people head out in their best and brightest gear to celebrate.
The parade traditionally starts at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm, north of the river at Parnell Square. To get there from Generator Dublin it takes just 20 minutes to walk, and around the same amount of time if you take the bus. The floats will then head down O’Connell Street over the Liffey and on to circle the grounds of Trinity College and come to a final, finishing flourish at Merrion Square Park.
Pride Village at Merrion Square Park is the hub of the action and you will find music stages, bars, a fun fair and food stalls, plus a huge TV screen for guest appearances and the now famous Nissan Zone. Previous acts have included Just No, Katherine Lynch and The Amazing Few so the music will be fantastic.
This year’s theme is ‘Live, Love & Be Proud’ so dig out your highest heels and feather boa and head to Dublin for the biggest and most colourful party of the year.