The Outing: Lisdoonvarna

03 October 2014 - 06 October 2014


The Outing Lisdoonvarna LGBT Matchmaking and Music Festival will come to life with more entertainment, more clubs, more DJ’s, some comedy and more craic to be had by all! This is the LGBT music festival to be at as we take over the historic village of Lisdoonvarna, its hotels, its bars, and its venues for the whole weekend, from the 3rd – 6th October.

As part of the festival this year there will be ‘An Evening with Brian Kennedy’ live in The Hydro Ballroom. This will be Brian’s 1st LGBT concert after doing a PA at Dublin Pride a few years back.

Lisdoonvarna residents and local business owners voiced their enthusiasm for what they see as a welcome new twist on the generations-old festival, which looks set to bring a new sector of tourists to the area. Fourth generation matchmaker, Willie Daly, will be present during The Outing's weekend and feels ready to bring some new couples together again this year! "Matchmaking has always been about love", he said. This year’s festival theme is ‘It’s All About Love’. The Outing comprises a weekend package of hotel accommodation and full entertainment, fusing old Ireland with gay club life as céilís sit next to drag shows and tea dances lead into late night DJ sets.

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