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‘The Outing Festival World Famous LGBT+ Music, Arts & Matchmaking Festival “Love For Music”
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th September 2019′Two-Day non-stop Festival
Get Booking Early! Don’t miss out on all the fun… Tickets on Sale Soon

‘Ireland Got Talent’ plus Ring Master of Love this year for Blind Date ‘Paul Ryder’ along with Co. Host Gay Matchmaker Eddie McGuinness
Speed Dating host Candy Warhol & Kiki St. Clare plus lots more in Our New Venues The Inn at Dromoland on the grounds of Dromoland Castle Estate…

The Outing Festival team would like to welcome you to The Inn at Dromoland We invite you to experience the surroundings of the Dromoland Castle Estate. Combining high levels of service, sumptuous dining and rooms and facilities, we look forward to ensuring you have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The Outing Festival & Hotel is located just a short 10-minute drive to Shannon Airport – SNN.
The hotel features a fully equipped Health and Fitness Club, an indoor swimming pool, The Play Inn, Shannigans Gastro Pub, Deerfields Restaurant, along with 155 spacious bedrooms, many of which offer a wonderful view over the Estate and the glorious Shannon Estuary. The Outing Festival & hotel is situated on 450 acres of wooded countryside, offering endless walks and activities to suit every guest.

Relax in The Inn at Dromoland on the grounds of Dromoland Castle Estate in comfort and experience everything the weekend has to offer!
At The Outing Festival, we have non-stop live acts, funniest drag acts and performers, singer-songwriters to ceilí, arts, crafts and lots more. We also have International guest stars more to be announced soon! Book Your Hotel & Entertainment Tickets Soon…
As we take over The Inn at Dromoland on the grounds of Dromoland Castle Estate in the west of Ireland. At The Outing Festival we’re giving you a weekend of jam-packed entertainment full of traditional activities with a twist in our seventh year. We really are making this weekend available to everyone Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Transgender (LGBT+) and their friends and family and we are sure that our fantastic line-up of Irish and international stars will leave everyone smiling and maybe find love too.
We have had 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. We’ve put together a line-up of acts and entertainment to arts 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”, according to Panti Bliss, The Outing is a fusion of music, comedy, ceilí bands and best of Ireland’s & International Performers and drag artists,Dj’s. 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.

Yes ‘You’re Not The Only Gay in This Village’

What a fantastic weekend……A big thank you to the people of Lisdoonvarna and The Outing team.

Looking forward to next year

Kieran Gallagher London

WOW! Great Craic.  Amazing to be part of something from the start…..

I could of song all night long the crowd where up for more Thank you

Niamh Kavanagh

We came all the way over from the USA and had a awesome time….

who knew there was so many hot Irish people….BOOM!

Chad Boulton

A mad & brilliant weekend of gay fun. It was like gay holiday camp! Such a diverse bunch from the LGBT community

gathered for a weekend of great entertainment and craic. We loved the late night sing songs. 

Philip McMahon ‘This Is Pop Baby’

An chéiliúradh is fearr riamh ón oíche ar lag muid seantán

Sheáin Ó Tuairisc don talamh ar mhaithe an chraic.

Conchubhair Mac

The first LGBT weekend in Lisdoonvarna was SO much fun last year so I am really looking forward to doing it all

again this year. An LGBT weekend away like no other. I’m only just recovering from last year’s craic!

Panti Bliss

The Entertainment & Guest Artists 2018

New Line up for 2018 unveiled NOW!!! More to come! 

The Outing Partners 2019