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Pride events are taking place in Dublin this weekend

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After a two-year hiatus, Irish crowds can finally unfurl their rainbow flags again for a weekend of major Pride events.

This year’s festivities are set to be bigger than ever with a host of events taking place across Dublin to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Here are some of the many exciting events taking place across Dublin this Pride weekend.

Dublin Pride Parade and March

On Saturday June 25, the Pride Parade & March is set to return to the streets of Dublin.

With more than 13,000 people expected this year, the organization of the event was the subject of in-depth reflection. Anyone wishing to participate must already be registered for the parade and have been informed of the meeting place.

A number of designated areas have been created. They are color coded and a matching wristband is required to enter. Pedestrian access is maintained throughout the day, and you can enter and leave the assembly area with a bracelet.

See mounting areas here.

Dublin Pride Festival

The Dublin Pride Festival also makes its highly anticipated return to Merrion Square on Saturday 25th June.

The full-day ticketed event will feature a family zone, community zone, main stage, parade avenue, dance float, and plenty of delicious food and drink.

Outhouse Pride Breakfast

The Outhouse Pride Breakfast event is back for another year to help kick-start your day of celebrations.

Head to the Outhouse LGBT Resource Center on Capel Street in Dublin on Saturday 25th June for some fun.

Mother Pride Block Party Weekend 2022

The Mother Pride Block Party is back in full force for a full weekend of celebrations on Saturday and Sunday June 25 and 26 after a three-year hiatus.

With performances throughout the weekend from Brazilian superstar Anitta, incredible Rina Sawayama, queer ICON Peaches, electro-pop sensation Le Boom, top contestant Elaine Mai, winner Ru Pauls Drag Race UK VS The World Blu Hydrangea and many more.

Taking place on the historic grounds of the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, the event will feature two stages, numerous bars, tasty food stalls, activations and art installations.

Weekend tickets (Saturday and Sunday) on sale now.

Pride poets

Dublin Pride is launching Pride Poets, a brand new evening of spoken word and LGBTQ+ poetry at Street 66, hosted by lesbian activist and artist Sonya Mulligan, taking place on June 28.

Scheduled to be a regular event on the last Tuesday of the month, the evening will begin with three special performances. After that, it’s open mic for anyone with a story to tell.

If you can’t get out this weekend for whatever reason, digital map specialists Esri Ireland have created an interactive map that shows all the dates and historic locations for Dublin Pride. It is accessible here.

Lavender walk

Long considered an indispensable part of Dublin Pride, Dublin’s Queer History Walking Tour returns this month.

Tours depart daily from Dublin Castle (pedestrian entrance) in groups limited to a maximum of 15 people and with a fully vaccinated guest.

For approximately two hours, there will be a pit stop at the National Photographic Archives, where Living With Pride: Photographs by Christopher Robson is currently on view.

Pride Vibes Radio

To prepare for the upcoming weekend or to celebrate the day, you can now listen to a new online music radio service 24/7.

As we celebrate Pride, Pride Vibes will be there to shine a light on Irish life by celebrating the successes of the LGBTQIA+ community and starting conversations about the issues that matter and a new voice for social action. Available here.

Pride Festival LGBTQ+ Tours at EPIC Museum Dublin

On June 25 and 26, 2022 at 12 p.m., as part of the Pride Festival, join the EPIC Museum for tours highlighting LGBTQ+ stories, from Dr. James Barry, who performed the world’s first successful C-section, to the author award-winning prolific lesbian Emma Donoghue.

Discuss Ireland’s LGBTQ+ past and present, considering how you as a visitor might interpret the museum’s stories based on your own identity and experiences.

Pre-booking essential as places are limited, reserve your tickets here.