Eddie McGuinness & Dónal Mulligan
Event Directors Eddie McGuinness and Dónal Mulligan draw on considerable experience in promotion and event management. Among much PR work in Ireland & the UK, Eddie is former Event Chair for Dublin Pride; a multi-faceted celebration attracting participation of 100,000+. Dónal has also designed and hosted highly publicised LGBT events, including "POORHOUSE", which similarly fused gay culture and traditional Ireland garnering national media coverage.
"Traditional Irish events like céilí dances have had it right for hundreds of years - they're a perfect way to meet new people in a lively, comfortable and fun atmosphere. We're taking the best of old Ireland - music, dancing and matchmaking - and putting it together with the variety of entertainment on offer in the LGBT community. We think it's going to be a very effective combination!"
"Ireland is leading the world on a lot of gay issues and hopefully we will have gay marriage soon, so the time is right for something like this to take place. We have a five-year plan for this event. This year we are looking at attracting people from Ireland and Britain but this is going to become a very big international event."