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Queen of Ireland 'PANTI'

A Weekend of Incredible Entertainment!

Festival Schedules The Outing 2017 to give you idea of what goes on at The Outing Festival and 2018 Schedules will be up soon plus more to be added as we add more performers and guest artists!!!
Be in the right place at the right time! 

*Schedule may be subject to change

FRIDAY SCHEDULE 6th October 2017

14:00

The Outing Reception Desk Open for Visitors at The Outing HQ @ The Hydro Hotel

The Outing Team and Hotel Staff in The Hydro Hotel are here to welcome you to 2 day Fun weekend of entertainment.
When you check into the Hotel where you will get your hotel key and then directed to The Outing desk where you will receive your Day/Weekend Wristband Pass.

If you are only collecting your Day/Weekend Wristband please go to The Outing Desk in The Hydro Hotel.

18:00

The Outing’s Céad Míle Fáilte @ The Hydro Hotel Ballroom

Welcome and DJ with our cocktail and happy hour with lively music to start your weekend off in The Hydro Hotel & Ballroom Bar. Come say hello

18:30

Knot Normal Crafts, pop up art crafts shop/gallery @ The Hydro hotel

Knot Normal Crafts, pop up art crafts shop/gallery @ The Hydro hotel. Taking up residence with this LGBT Exhibition in the lovely in The Hydro Hotel Lisdoonvarna, Knots Normal Crafts joins us with a huge array of art, paintings, print on show over the 2 day weekend festival

17:30-20:00

Rapid HIV Testing with GOSHH

20:00

Traditional Irish Music @ Road Side Tavern

20:00

Traditional Matchmaking with Willie Daly @ The Hydro Hotel and then on to MatchMaker Bar

This is your chance to sit and meet with Fourth Generation Matchmaker Willie Daly,
Willie will be on hand all weekend to help you may be find that some one special Irish style.
No App or website here!

20:00

Ice Breaker/Speed Dating with Paul Ryder @ Ballroom The Hydro Hotel

All Welcome:
What is Ice Breaker/speed dating: an organised social activity in which people seeking romantic relationships or friendships have a series of short conversations with potential partners in order to determine whether there is mutual interest.
So why not try it while other events go on around you never know you could find your new best friend or more…

21:00

Comedy Zone @ Ballroom Hydro Hotel

Hosted by Ireland’s only Traveller Comedian, Martin Beanz Warde with some special guests from Father Ted….Joe Rooney, Pat McDonnell, and Joe Dowlin…find out more soon…

22:30

The Outing Welcome Céilí with An Ril Dil at The Outing HQ @ Hydro Hotel Ballroom

Céilí Gay style hosted by Eddie McGuinness & Paul Ryder plus on hand will be Tara’s parents will also help with the dancing sean-nos style dancing or set dancing. An Ril Dil is Gaelic for The Reel Deal and is pronounced ‘Unreal Deal’. The band was formed in 2010 and has performed around North Clare regularly since then. Alive with the sounds of Irish music from gay style with that touch of style Eddie will be teaching you the steps of Seige of Ennis to Walls of Limerick and more…. this is your chance to get your dancing shoes on..

00:00

Niamh Kavanagh returns to perform Live at The Outing after 5 years…. @ The Hydro Hotel Ballroom

The Outing Goes Eurovision with Niamh Kavanagh, Niamh has been singing for most of her life. In all her guises within the music industry, Niamh is best known for her Eurovision successes, representing her country twice and winning for Ireland 1993. She has recorded many albums and collaborations, in particular lending her vocals to one of the best selling soundtrack albums of all time, ‘The Commitments’. She has appeared on many TV programmes and has toured all over the world.

00:45

Masquerade Ball with DJ Eddie Kaye @ The Hydro Hotel Ballroom

Bring your own masquerade mask (We will have some to share too) so you can hide behind it or try and unmask the one you want?? Eddie has played extensively throughout Ireland and abroad, with long running residencies in some well known clubs and festival stages including – Casa Bacardi @ Electric Picnic – Metropolis, RDS Ireland also a regular guest at two of Irelands most acclaimed gay nights, Sweatbox and MOTHER, both held in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin. He will be taken over The Ballroom at The Hydro Hotel to show of his and shuffling his/her classics for a sweaty sexy party late in to Friday night!

SATURDAY SCHEDULE 7th October 2017

08:00

Full Irish Breakfast @ Imperial/The Hydro/King Thomond Hotels

09:00

Explore Clare, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher checkout www.burren.ie

Get out there and enjoy the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland. You can see amazing local attractions like the Cliffs of Moher, or caving, hiking, surfing and much more.

10:00

Surfing with Wet’n’Wild in Lahinch

Not been to a Wet and Wild event before? Wet and Wild is a sports and outdoor pursuits group for the LGBT community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered individuals) in Ireland, and pretty much everyone else who wants to join in to have an enjoyable time and meet some really nice people More info at The Outing Desk or checkout http://wetandwildsports.com/

11:30 – 20:00

Rapid HIV Testing with GOSHH

14.00 – 15.00

16.00 – 17.00

Workshops with GOSHH

Sexual Health

1 hour sexual health workshop on various topics such as; Safer Sex, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) and HIV. All are welcome

Sexual Empowerment

1 hour workshop looking at sexual communication, sexual pleasure, sexual expectations and consent. All are welcome

14:00

Knot Normal Crafts, pop up art gallery @ The Hydro Hotel

Knot Normal is as the name suggests…… I like to craft unique or ”Knot Normal” pieces from wood & mild steel. Typically, I like to craft pieces relating to LGBT+ but do not limit myself to this. Everything down to the springs in the ”Happy Pride” piece are all hand crafted, shaped and decorated in my small workshop.

15:00

Dj Ruth @The Hydro Hotel

Lunch or afternoon tea Chill -Out zone and time to chat and make new friends. Chill-out music in the bar and afternoon Tea/Coffee served in Bar and Reception area. Board Games to connect 4 may be you might get some one to play with….??

16:00

The Outing Digital Treasure Hunt

Sponsored by Blacknight #Blacknight #TheOuting

The Outing Digital treasure hunt is one of those different types of games with one or more players who try to find hidden objects or places by following a series of clues around Lisdoonvarna with a few outside the village for extra points.
You or Your Team (that is two people) must compete to provide evidence for all of the challenges on our entry form. All of the answers will require evidence in the form of a digital photograph plus we will ask you to tweet and facebook plus Instagram etc using @theouting_ie & @Blacknight plus #TheOuting #Blacknight. Let the fun commence!

17:00

The Outing Love Boat cruise with Doolin Ferry – pick up @The Hydro Hotel

Join The Outing Lisdoonvarna this year for a first of its kind in the world event! The Outing LOVE BOAT will set sail on THE QUEEN OF ARAN with a handsome crew providing lights, fun, and two hours of music with DJ Mo (of ‘The George’ & ‘Club Tease’). The LOVE BOAT will set sail on Saturday 8th October, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Everyone is invited and you may bring your own beverages. Transfer bus to Doolin Pier is available from the Hydro Hotel in Lisdoonvarna at 5.00 pm or you can meet at the boat. There is no extra charge for the bus transfer, just show your ticket as proof of purchase. Tickets are €20 pp if you have purchased other Outing events. Places are limited so book yours here! Please note all guests must be over the age of 18.

Book Here Now!
Booking at www.doolinferry.com or The Outing Desk at The Outing HQ The Hydro Hotel

19:30

Lisdoon Seisiún Evening of Trad Hosted by Chris Gordon @Ballroom Hydro Hotel

An array of live performances fusing trad Ireland and pop culture, taking you from Madonna to Mary Black and back again. This was one of the many high lights from last 5 years and we brought it back again. Performances by Chris Gordon, Sparkle, Gar Cox, and more… If you can sing or play this is where you can shine too and join in….

20:00

Ice Breaker/Speed Dating with Candy Warhol@ Ballroom The Hydro Hotel

All Welcome:
What is 2nd night of Ice Breaker/speed dating: an organised social activity in which people seeking romantic relationships or friendships have a series of short conversations with potential partners in order to determine whether there is mutual interest.
So why not try it while other events go on around you never know you could find your new best friend or more…

21:00

Paul Harrington…Eurovision Winner…

The winning song in the Eurovision competition was “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids“. The music and lyrics for the song were written by Brendan Graham. Harrington and McGettigan were the first group in Eurovision history to have been awarded more than 200 points (226), and their win was the third consecutive for Ireland, representing the first hat trick to have been achieved by any nation. Harrington returned to Eurovision in 1998, backing Dawn Martin when she performed “Is Always Over Now” at the contest in Birmingham. He was not named at the contest as one of the performers.

21:45

Blind Date & Mr & Mr/ Mrs & Mrs: The Outing ‘Blind Date’ with RingMaster Paul Ryder & Eddie Mcguinness @ Ballroom The Hydro Hotel

sponsored by Gaydar

Why not have fun and be part of our ‘Blind Dates’ you never know you could find the person of your dream or even better still get a prize and or even dinner to share!!! They do say that the best way to find love is by having a glamorous host hide some potential partners behind a curtain and find ways for you to win prizes! There’s definitely an old proverb about that!
We also have The Outing new Show Mr & Mr plus Mrs & Mrs for all the couples who have come to this LGBT Love Festival….’Lets see who know knows the most about each other?'

22:30

The Outing All Time Variety Performance. ‘The Outing’s Show to End All Shows Show’@ Ballroom The Hydro Hotel

sponsored by Blacknight

This will be jam packed show of special Irish, Scottish & International guests performers and drag artist to singers hosted by Paul Ryder….

Special Guest DJ’s Eddie Kay – The Hydro Hotel

10:30

Club Tease “Sisters just wanna have Fun!” Traffic Light Ball with DJ Mo & Dj Ruth @ Q Club The Hydro Hotel

With classic dance spinning in the night after B*Witched, Club Tease lights up the Hydro’s Ballroom venue with the best chart music and thumping classics. DJ Mo Direct from The George Dublin & club Tease. Don’t forget our traffic Light Ball Which are you Green! Orange! Red! you decided!

SUNDAY SCHEDULE 8th October 2017

08:30

Full Irish Breakfast @Imperial/Hydro/King Thomond Hotels

09:00

Explore Clare, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher checkout www.burren.ie

Get out there and enjoy the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland. You can see amazing local attractions like the Cliffs of Moher, or caving, hiking, surfing and much more.

10:00

Surfing with Wet’n’Wild in Lahinch

11:00

Chill out thru’ lunch @ The Hydro Hotel

Mellow tunes in the bar and some board games in the Hydro Ballroom to ease you into a lazy Sunday as you get ready to bid farewell to new lovers or friends as some head off while you enjoy one more day and night of fun!. The town will never be the same again!

12:00

Tour of Spa Well Lisdoonvarna

Lisdoonvarna Spa Wells is a site of Geological importance and as a result have been designated a Geopark Geosite. Lisdoonvarna is best known for its Spa Centre and its festivals.
The town of Lisdoonvarna is built on a geological unit known as the Clare Shales, which lie directly on top of the limestone that comprises most of the Burren. The limestone is exposed in the beds of the rivers which flow through the town. For over 300 years, the waters that flow from springs in the Clare Shale in Lisdoonvarna have attracted visitors for their curative properties. The waters are rich in sulphur and iron and in 1875 the first bath-house was built.

13:00

Time to head home and a big farewell from Eddie McGuinness & all The Outing Team