The Outing LGBT Music & Matchmaking Festival

The Outing LGBT Music & Matchmaking Festival

The Inn at Dromoland Clare
The Inn at Dromoland, Clare
The Inn at Dromoland Clare 27/09/2019 09:00 - 28/09/2019 23:59
27/09/2019 09:00 - 28/09/2019 23:59

Event Information

Age Information

This is an over 18s event. You may be required to show ID (driver's license, Garda / PSNI ID or passport only). Right of admission is reserved.

Ticket Information:

Early Bird Weekend Ticket: €75.00 SOLD OUT

Full Priced Weekend Ticket: €90.00 incl. booking fee

Friday Entertainment: €50.00 incl. booking fee

Saturday Entertainment: €55.00 incl. booking fee


The Outing Festival brings a weekend of jam-packed entertainment full of traditional activities with a twist in its seventh year. The weekend is open to everyone Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Transgender (LGBT+) and their friends and family. The fantastic line-up of Irish and international stars will leave everyone smiling and maybe find love too.


The Outing Festival team would like to welcome you to their brand new venue at The Inn at Dromoland and invite you to experience the surroundings of the Dromoland Castle Estate.

Combining high levels of service, sumptuous dining and rooms and facilities, they look forward to ensuring you have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The Outing Festival & hotel is situated on 450 acres of wooded countryside, offering endless walks and activities to suit every guest and experience everything the weekend has to offer!


The festival is hosted by Ring Master of Love Paul Ryder & Gay Matchmaker Eddie McGuinness.

The two-day non-stop Festival is a fusion of music, comedy, ceilí bands, the best of Ireland’s & International Performers and drag artists,Dj’s, arts, crafts and lots more.. But don’t forget why you’re at The Outing in the first place. This is world’s only LGBT music & matchmaking festival and you’re looking for love or friendship.

There's already been one wedding, another on its way and hundreds of relationships starting at The Outing Festival. Everyone is welcome! The festival calls singles, couples and groups of friends – straight or gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and their friends – to The Outing LGBT Music, Art & Matchmaking Festival for this fun-filled weekend. There’s no restriction (other than being over 18 years of age) on this inclusive and entertaining twist on an old tradition. And of course, there is matchmaking, blind dates, and speed dating aspects for singles too. The festival has a line-up of acts and entertainment that the West of Ireland won’t soon forget and they’d be delighted to share them with you and your friends, whoever you are!


'An LGBT+ weekend away like no other', ‘You’re Not The Only Gay in This Village’ 'The Outing is a fusion of music, arts, comedy, Gailí & best of Irish & International DJs, Performers and drag artists.'- Panti Bliss, Queen of Ireland


'Amazing to be part if it. I could of sang all night long, the crowd were up for more, even on my second visit!' - Niamh Kavanagh, Eurovision Winner


'Who needs dating apps? At The Outing, the glittery LGBT+ matchmaking festival, there's no technology, just good old fashioned parties' - The Guardian



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