winter pride

2019 Events

Winter Pride

2019 Winter Pride Schedule

Monday November 25th

50 Years of Pride – “Songs & Stories”

Hosted by The Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss, sit back in the impressive surroundings of The National Concert Hall on Earlsfort Terrace and enjoy a journey through 50 years of gay anthems and LGBT+ stories with a special guest cast including: The Queen Mother – Mr Pussy (Alan Amsby), Gloria, Paul Harrington, Veda featuring Lady K, Sparkle, Brew, Phil T Gorgeous, Bunny, David Gough and more to be announced.
Location: National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 Time: 8.00pm Price €25

Monday November 25th-December 1st


“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all” – Oscar Wilde

November 30th is the anniversary of the death of Oscar Wilde, one of the world’s most famous LGBT people. While we were putting together our new Winter Pride Festival we came up with a wild idea if we mixed Pride, the life of Oscar Wilde and his home town of Dublin together, could we create a new international festival? The Wilde Idea was born.

Join us on November 30th at our Pride Community Day in the Convention Centre Dublin as we officially launch ‘The Wilde Idea’ and start our Wilde weekend
Location: National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 Time: 8.00pm Price €25

Tuesday November 26th

LGBT+ Seniors Day

Afternoon Tea with the Lord Mayor, a tour through the National Gallery and maybe a gin & tonic or hot port afterwards, this is a day dedicated LGBT+ Seniors in the community. If you’d like to be included or know someone we should invite along please contact us at

Wednesday November 27th

Géilí by The Outing Festival

Friday November 29th

Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride & The Outing Festival is delighted to present A tradition at every year’s pride since the ’90s, it’s an exquisite culmination of LGBT+ Irish Trad Musicians, Irish music and dance along with our very own and caller Queen of MatchMaking Eddie McGuinness from The Outing Festival plus Carrie Dewayyy plus Irish dancers and guest. Dust off your brogues and grab a partner, this is Céili – gay style!

Location: PantiBar Time: 9.00pm to 11.00pm
Price: Free!

Thursday November 28th

Panti Bliss in conversation with Gareth Thomas

GCN & HIV Ireland are proud to present our annual fundraising event to mark #WorldAIDSDay, an evening of conversation between two legends of the LGBT+ community, Panti Bliss and Gareth Thomas.

This year’s World AIDS Day theme is ‘Communities make the difference’ and we wanted to highlight this with an event that puts the community of people living with HIV at the centre.

Panti will host the trailblazing Gareth Thomas in an hour-long conversation exploring the power of visibility and representation to breakdown stigma around living with HIV and their shared leadership and advocacy for the LGBT+ community in their careers and lives so far keeping people at the centre and leaving no one behind.

Location: Trinity College DublinTime: 8.00am to 21.30pm
Price: €10-€15

Friday November 29th

Pride in the Workplace

Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride is delighted to present “Pride in the Workplace” as part of our new Winter Pride Festival. This event is designed for companies and organisations wishing to take part in Dublin Pride 2020 and will be a valuable training course and networking opportunity for HR and CSR professionals from corporate, statutory and NGO backgrounds.
In 2019 over 10,000 people took part in our annual Pride Parade as under the banners of their employers, making Dublin Pride one of the largest staff events in the country. In order to protect the balance between community and corporate branding at Pride and to ensure that everyone taking part in Pride understands and supports the values and ideals that we stand for and gets the very best from Pride, we are asking all groups who plan to take part in Dublin Pride 2020 to take part in this new training initiative.

Location: The Convention Centre Dublin Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm
Price: €75 + BF

Saturday November 30th

Pride Community Day

We’ve taken over the Wicklow floor in The Convention Centre and are queering the space for the day to create our biggest ever LGBTQ+ support and services exhibition.

We’ll have stands from a variety of LGBTQ+ suport and social groups, so if you’re interested in volunteering, joining a sports or social group or you you’d like to know more about your community come down and meet us. We’ll also have a schedule of workshops, panel discussions and talks scheduled throughout the day.

Location: The Convention Centre Dublin Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm

This is a free event, however a donation for some of the talks or workshops may apply. To book your free ticket click here. Full details of workshops and talks will be listed in the coming days. If your community group would like to get involved contact