Saturday Schedule 2023 10 Years of World’s Only Queer Love Festival

*Subject To Change*


09:00 –Explore Clare, The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher 

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 – Wet’n’Wild at The Outing Festival

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 Festival Desk or check out

10:30 – Hike and walk the grounds of Dromoland area & Castle with Wet’n’Wild club

Dromore Wood Loop is a 6.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ennis, County Clare, Ireland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

12:30 -Rapid HIV Testing with GOSHH

13:00 –  The Outing Queer pop up art & crafts gallery

This is our New Queer Arts crafts gallery with guest LGBT+ exhibitors

More info. soon

13:00 – Enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Inn at Dromoland

Traditional Afternoon Tea in a warm and friendly location hosted by Kellie Maloney

14:00 –Dj Ruth and Afternoon Games Zone

Lunch or afternoon tea in the Chill-Out zone with time to chat and make new friends. Chill-out music in the bar and afternoon Tea/Coffee served in the Bar and lobby area. Board Games to connect 4 to a game of chest, maybe you might get someone to play with….??

15:00 –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 the hotel & grounds Dromoland Castle with a few outside the village for extra points. You or Your Team (that is two people or more) 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, facebook, Instagram etc using @theouting_ie & @Blacknight and #TheOuting #Blacknight. Let the fun commence! Prizes to Win.

15:00 – Bingo & Carrieoake with Carrie Déway & Missy Onya Becks

Join the winner of Ringmasters Dragrace Cycle 3, Miss Carrie Déway And from Belfast Missy Onya Becks in Shannigans Bar for a hilarious knicker wetting afternoon of Bingo and Carrieoake. This is Miss Carries Déway & Missy Oyna Becks’ second year at The Outing Festival and they promise to give you one hell of a show!

16:30 – Singer-Songwriter Brew in Shannigans Bar At The Outing Festival

Brew is a musician who writes, composes and performs his own musical material, Including lyrics and melodies. The genre began with the folk-acoustic tradition. Singer-songwriters like Brew often provide the sole accompaniment to an entire composition or song, typically using his guitar, he also mixes it up with a few covers too.

17:00 -Karaoke King or Queens! with Kiki St.Clair

Karaoke Queens! You could win some free booze and spot prizes if you impress Kiki St Clair and Mr Pussy enough. No matter how good or bad you are, this is your time to shine like a star at The Outing Karaoke. We will even give you a FREE shot if you’ve got the nerve to get up on stage and give us your best rendition. If you can sing or play this is where you can shine too and join in….

18:00 – Open Mic in Shannigans Bar

From Spoken Word to Poetry to Song this is when our festival-goers become the stars or performers.

Hosted by Sonya Mulligan

19:30 – Paul Middleton @ The Ballyshannon Suite/The Outing Main Room

The handsome, talented and friendly Paul Middleton comes from London.
Singing since he was little, Paul came out singing onto the scene five years ago and has not looked back. His live show covers hits from the 80s to present. He has toured the world and U.K, including USA, Spain,
Germany, Belgium, and Ireland. You can see him live on the stage at The Outing Festival.

19:30 – Ice Breaker/Speed Dating with Kiki St.Clair @ The Ballyshannon Suite/The Outing Main Room

All Welcome:
The 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 are going on. You never know, you could find your new best friend or more…

20:30 Sparkle Live at @ The Ballyshannon Suite/The Outing Main Ballroom

The duo consists of the Caroline Bailey on vocals and Jen Bowler on guitar and vocals. The duo shot to internet fame in 2017 with their ‘Couch Cover’ of Ed Sheeran’s Castle on the Hill which generated over 310,000 views on Facebook.
They had a write up in the Irish Daily Mirror because of this and they also got to perform live on Corks Red FM and Corks 96fm. Since then the girls have gone from strength to strength gigging all over Ireland and uploading their weekly couch covers. Seen this year at Dublin Pride in front of over 20,000 plus people and Electric Picnic, also Stars of Ireland Got Talent too.

21:30 The Outing ‘Blind Date’ with Ring Master Paul Ryder & Eddie McGuinness

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….’ Let’s see who know knows the most about each other?’

22:30 The Outing Festival All Time Variety Show.

This will be a jam-packed show of special Irish, UK & International guest performers from drag artist to singers hosted by Paul Ryder….with Miss Carrie Dewayy, Missy Onya Becks, Kiki St. Clair, the Queen of the West, Also Mary Harness, Nettles, Paul Middleton plus a few more who knows who could turn up!

23:30 Niamh Kavanagh Eurovision Winner

Returning for her 3rd time in 9 Years, Niamh Kavanagh has been singing for most of her life.  Of all her guises within the music industry, Niamh is best known for her Eurovision successes, representing her country twice and winning for Ireland in 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. and you can see her live on stage Saturday Night 13th February 2021

00:30 Club Tease “Sisters just wanna have Fun!” – Traffic Light Ball with Special Guest DJ.

More information soon.

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