Friday Schedule 2023
*Subject To Change*
16:00 – The Outing Festival Reception Desk Open for Visitors at The Inn At Dromoland
The Outing Festival Team and Staff in The Inn At Dromoland are here to welcome you to Three days of a Fun weekend of entertainment and meeting new people.
When you check into the Hotel or if you are staying locally in the area,
Then come to The Outing Festival desk in The Inn at Dromoland lobby where you will receive your Day/Weekend Entertainment Wristband Pass.
18:00 – The Outing’s Céad Míle Fáilte @ The Inn At Dromoland
Big Welcome to the west of Ireland, cocktails and happy hour with live music plus DJ to start your weekend off in style at The Inn At Dromoland. Come say hello and start meeting the team and new friends.
18:00 – The Outing Festival Queer Crafts Fair with our pop up art crafts shop/gallery @ The Inn At Dromoland
Guest pop-up art, crafts shop/gallery in The Inn At Dromoland.
Taking up residence with this LGBT + Crafts & Exhibition in the lovely Sun Lounge Meeting Room. Guest exhibitors join us with a huge array of art, paintings, and prints plus crafts on show over the 3-day weekend festival in The Sun Lounge situated just off the lobby and this room offers the added advantage of natural daylight.
18:00-20:00 – Rapid HIV Testing with GOSHH @ The Inn At Dromoland
19:00 – Singer-Songwriter Brew live on stage @ SHANNIGANS Bar
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!
20:00 – Ice Breaker/Speed Dating with Kiki St. Clair @ The Ballyhannon Suite/The Outing Main Room
What is Ice Breaker/speed dating? This is 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 around – you never know… you could find your new best friend or more…
21:00 – Paul Middleton @ The Ballyhannon Suite/The Outing Main Room
The handsome, talented and friendly Paul Middleton returns again for his second year 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 the present. He has toured the world and U.K, including the USA, Spain, Germany, Belgium, and Ireland. You can see him live on stage at The Outing Festival.
22:00 – Blind Date & Mr & Mr/ Mrs & Mrs: The Outing ‘Blind Date’ with RingMaster Paul Ryder & Eddie McGuinness @ The Ballyhannon Suite/The Outing Main Room
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’s new show Mr & Mr plus Mrs & Mrs for all the couples who have come to this LGBT Love Festival… let’s see who now knows the most about each other?
23:00 – The Outing All Time Variety Performance. ‘The Outing’s Show to End All Shows Show’ @ The Ballyhannon Suite/The Outing Main Room
This will be a jam-packed show of special Irish, UK & International guest performers. From drag artist to singers hosted by Ireland’s Got Talent star and Ring Master of Love Paul Ryder….
00:00 – Special Guest TBC @ The Ballyhannon Suite/The Outing Main Room
A special guest artist TBC
00:45 – Masquerade Ball with DJ Ruth hosted by Kiki St. Clair @ The Ballyhannon Suite/The Outing Main Room
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?
DJ Ruth has played extensively throughout Ireland in all top Gay Clubs and now with long-running residencies in The George Bar Dublin & Club GASS Galway. They will be taken over The Outing Ballroom to show off and shuffling classics for a sweaty sexy party late into Friday night!