Dublin Pride 2024 - Parade, Times, Events, and More

Tommy Buckley

While the festival takes place on these 6 days, the whole month of June is Pride Month in Dublin. Pride in Dublin is always such an exciting time, with many community members and allies, Ireland being the first country ever to legalise Same Sex Marriage aka the 34th referendum in 2015. But that’s not the first event that marks a rich, Gay History in Dublin.

Since the first organised large scale LGBTQ+ parade in 1983 in Dublin, organised by the Dublin Lesbian & Gay Collective, the Dubliners have been gathering each year to march for LGBTQ+ rights and Pride in Dublin is considered to be the 14th biggest Gay Pride, right after Zurich and London.

Dublin Pride 2024 is going to mark the 41st year of Dublin Pride Parade so expect it to be bigger, more diverse and more colourful than ever.

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When is Dublin Pride?

Dublin Pride Week will take place in June 2024

Where does the Dublin Pride 2024 parade start?

The Parade has yet to be confirmed for 2024 but it usually starts at 12pm at O’Connell Street and lead you through the Quays, towards the northside of the city, through the Talbot Memorial Bridge, through the back of Tara Street Station (if you’re getting the Dart) all the way up to Merrion Square.

Expect a grandiose of incredible people and performers dressed up to their best to march through the city.

As an individual, you will not need to register to join the march, but if you’re a community, non profit, political party or any other official organisation, you can register here so organisers know how many people to count with for the day.

Dublin Pride 2024 Events in Dublin

Apart from the Parade, there will be hundreds of colourful events at the official Pride Week this year (and don’t forget it’s Pride month for the whole of June). Events, concerts, drag shows, weekly drag brunches, talks and support groups popping up all around the city, parties upon parties that are Pride / Drag and LGBTQ+ themed, markets and of course; Pride Village at Merrion Square.

Official Dublin Pride Event - Pride Village at Merrion Square.

Merrion Square is a gorgeous Georgian Garden on the southside of Dublin, and a hub for artistic and community fares, markets and annual happenings. Apart from amazing food vendors and stalls at the Pride Village, there will be lots of events - as true to Merrion Square festivals - for families, younger supporters, children play areas, pride shops and community areas where you can get to know Dublin’s diverse LGBTQ+ culture and the work Dublin Pride does for the LGBTQ+ community.

An abundance of public transport can take you up to Merrion Square, depending on where you’re coming from, like bus no 26, 145, 4, 7, 7a. You can also approach this area of the city by the Green Luas, or the Dart at Pearse or Tara station. But because there will certainly be some re-routes because of the weekend festivities, getting as close to the city as possible and then walking is your best bet - there is nothing really in Dublin City Centre you can’t reach on foot in under 30 minutes. If you’re coming from one of the suburbs, be sure to check on those detours closer to the time on Dublin Bus


Mother Pride Block Party

Mother Club is an LGBTQ+ club event that specialises in old school disco fever. The club and even the name Mother has become a trademark and legend of Dublin Nightlife, transforming queer club culture in Dublin. Founded and run by Dublin club promoter Cormac Cashman, Mother started off as a weekly promoter night to raise funds for GCN - Gay Community News by Cormac, and now has grown its own legs and arms into Dublin’s most famous LGBTQ+ nights on the town
The Mother Pride Block Party, will take place the night before, June 23rd Friday (and officially end on the 24th Saturday) in Collins Barracks, Stoneybatter. Headlining Self Esteem on Friday night and Purple Disco Machine on the Saturday. Rupaul's Bimini, Raja and Naomi Smalls will be hosting along with Bianca Del Rio and Panti Bliss. If you’d like to check out the full weekend’s act and book tickets, visit the official vendors websites.

You can get to Collins Barracks easily on the Red Luas Line which you can check on the Luas Website or by foot from the Phoenix Park or from Smithfield. It’s really only a 1.5 - 2 km distance from the very centre of Dublin / and from Temple Bar, so if the sun is shining and you’re up for it, a stroll down is perfect too.

LGBTQIA+ Bars Dublin

If by any chance you didn’t manage to get tickets to Mother’s Bloq Party or you want something different, Dublin has a wide range of café, bars and restaurant options you can choose from - or try all, obviously. Of course, members & allies of the LGBTQ+ Community are very welcome all over Dublin but here are some well known, specific LGBTQIA Spaces you can check out:


Panti Bar on Capel Street, a cosy LGBTQ+ bar & hangout, with many special events both day and night as well as a cool gay bar on the North Side of Dublin. Panti Bar is also owned by aforementioned Rory O’Neill aka Panti Bliss, located on Capel Street, just a few steps away from the River Liffey.

The George

While we’re talking about The George also check out Gay Spar that’s located right beside this iconic Dublin Gay Bar on the corner of George Street and Dame Street. This Spar has been christened by Dubliners as Gay Spar and the shop has accepted its name with pride, displaying the nickname for everyone to see. You can bet anything that they’re gonna put on a party for Pride Goers with special offers, and ofcourse the unmissable delicacy; The chicken fillet roll.

Be sure that GCN (Gay Community News Ireland) will put a good show on as well as part of Dublin Pride - you can find out more on what they have in the pipeline on their website!

Street 66

If you like Reggea, Soul, Jazz and Funk, Street 66 is the place to be. With a funky design and diverse style, this gem in the city hosts live music events and specialises in G&T’s and other cocktails with their own twist on it.
A coffee shop during the day time, this place is unmissable at any time of the day.

WigWam - Drag Brunch

WigWam Drag Brunch is a special place. Situated on the North Side of Dublin just off O’Connell Street, this Brunch Special takes place every sunday for about 2 hours per brunch. For (at time of writing) €38 per person, you get 2 hours of surprise drag fun & games, your own choice of meal from the menu and 3x cocktails of choice from the menu. It’s a fantastic daytime program for fun lovers and Pride Month is definintely going to be a cracker of surprises at WigWam with Dublin's uncut gem - Naomi Diamond. Make sure to book your slot at WigWam's website to not miss any of it!

LGBTQIA Recommended Restaurants Dublin

While on Capel Street, check out the amazing restaurants and cafes here like Mushashi for sushi lovers, a super reasonably priced sushi restaurant with great lunch offers, as well as a perfect spot for a cosy date night with wine and some ebi tempura (everything on the menu is fabulous).

Brother Hubbard for brunch and great flat whites or The Black Sheep for funky IPA’s. Capel Street is a gorgeous mix of multicultural and diverse shops, bars and cafes from around Europe.

Vegetarian & Vegan food

The Stage Door Cafe in Temple Bar or Metro Cafe on South William Street. Think; colourful, old school, cool food and good vibes. You can take a look and a snap of the amazing murals and street art of the old town (Temple Bar) -that are often LGBTQ+ friendly- while exploring the events and locations of Dublin Pride in June. Make sure to check out Love Lane and the Big Gay Flag by The George, on Dame street.


Think of a community of friends from all over the world coming together to make a difference with their ideas, culture and bringing creatives together. The Fumbally is a cafe, community & event space, a hub of diversity in the heart of Dublin (Fumbally Lane). If you like a good roast (coffee, not sunday), kombucha, plants, organic food goodies, notebooks, more plants.. Smiles and kindness all around, go and visit!

Other Dublin Dinner Spots

If you fancy something just outside of the city though, you could try Cloud Cafe on 43 North Strand Road, owned by the gorgeous Giles family - a mother daughter owned cafe full of organic, local irish produce with a New Yorker twist on the menu. It’s hearty and kind and a lovely atmosphere. Across from Cloud Cafe, go to Da Mimmo (North Strand) for a similar sunny welcome and pasta & pizza you’ll talk about for the rest of your trip.

If you take a walk on Dollymount Beach in Clontarf (about 25 minutes from the city centre with bus number 130) definitely have a famous toastie and oat latte at Happy Out which is a container cafe at the end of the Wooden Bridge walk and just before you hit the sandy beach of Dollymount. You won’t regret it!

Public Transport in Dublin

Public transport in Dublin is temperamental like the weather, but do take avail of it and the drivers are helpful and kind. You can roam the city with yellow double deckers, The Luas or The Dart. Find out more about timetables here
The fastest route to getting into the city centre when you land at Dublin Airport is probably the Aircoach that is an express, of the local bus no 16.

Dublin Stays

Dublin has a wide range of accommodation at hand, but it does get filled up quite fast so start booking! You can find more young, livelier places and Hostels around the city centre, but for a half an hour’s bus travel you could get a more tranquil Bed and Breakfast in the quaint seaside suburbs. Thankfully with your Wise card, you can pay for hotels and and even holiday houses from the comfort of your home, in the same currency as the country you’re visiting (which is Euro in Ireland).

Using Wise During Pride

Using your Wise Card during Pride is pretty easy. Pay GBP to Euro with the mid market exchange rate. Add to your Wallet, Tap or withdraw cash from the nearest atm in the currency of your Holiday Town.
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