The Outing Team & Board Members
The Outing Festival Director and Founder Eddie McGuinness
Frank Cleary Co-Festival Director (Board Chairperson The Outing Festival)
Paul Ryder (Director & Board member The Outing Festival CLG)
Paul Ryder has been a performer with Dublin based drag troupe ‘DRAGGED UP’ for 8 years now which has seen him tour the UK and Ireland with his unique style of live performance. He is absolutely thrilled to be the guest host for ‘The Outing festival’ 2021 again now his 5th year along side in the past Panti Bliss, Brenden Courtney & Alan Hughes and will just be off a whirlwind summer tour after hosting LGBT Pride events in Galway, Dublin, and Cork.
Ruth Dignam (Director & Board member The Outing Festival CLG)
DJ Ruth found her passion for DJing in a little local pub in her home town of Lucan, nearly 20 years ago. Not long after she found her true home, musically and socially, on the gay scene. She quickly became a well known and very well-liked part of the scene she loved. Over the years she has held long residencies in Dragon, Pro-homo, Spice, Dragged Up & Glitz to name but a few.
She has also guested on many other nights around Dublin including the George, Club Tease, Profile & Kiss. Also Gass in Galway
For many years Dj Ruth has played the Dublin Pride official parties, last three years playing on the main stage to thousands of people. (Having 15,000 plus people do the YMCA was a particular highlight!)
Darragh Downes Volunteer & Events Co-ordinator (Director & Board Member The Outing Festival)
Vannessa Connell (Board member The Outing Festival CLG)
ISL/English Interpreter work well with people not machines bit of a technophobe.
Vannessa has been on the main stage at Dublin Pride as ISL/English Interpreter for over 10 years. This year she was the Grand Marshal for Dublin Pride on behalf of all Front Line Workers as she was face & sign for deaf community on behalf of HSE.
Daithí Naughton, Volunteer & Events Co-ordinator (Board Member The Outing Festival CLG)