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Tens of thousands expected in Dublin for annual Pride parade

As well as the parade, there’ll be champagne breakfasts and pop parties for the crowds to enjoy.

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TENS OF THOUSANDS of people are expected in Dublin today for the biggest event of Pride Week – the Pride Parade.

There’s a good chance of rain today, but hopefully that won’t dampen the spirits of attendees.

People trying to get across the city should also be aware that there will be road closures for the Pride Parade, which will be running from the Garden of Remembrance to Merrion Square.

Here’s a look at the route the parade, which starts at 1pm, will be taking:

However, the Pride Parade isn’t the only event going on today.

Brunches

Outhouse is holding a champagne breakfast for the 20th year at its offices in Capel Street from 11-1.

For any lucky people who booked in time, the Whitefriar Grill, renowned for its eggs benedict while listening to a live DJ is holding it’s Pride brunch from 10.30.

For those less inclined for a Bellini at breakfast, BeLonG To are holding a non-alcoholic breakfast at 11am in the Youth Work offices on Dominick Street.

Parties

We’re spoiled for choice given the number of parade after parties going on today.

It appears Capel Street will be the centre of celebrations, with Pantibar and Nealons both hosting and DJ El Styra having a pop party on the nearby Little Strand Street.

The George and Pantibar will no doubt be packed from 2pm when their parties begin.

There’s an alcohol free alternative party being held in Outhouse from 3pm.

Mother is hosting an outdoor pride party at the Tivoli Theatre. There will be appears from Little Boots, Panti Bliss, Jake Shears, Kelly Anne Byrne, Wyvern Lingo, FAUNE and Mother DJs. Tickets are €20 plus the booking fee. Be sure to get there early if you want a chance of getting in at 5pm.

Oscars Christchurch will be hosting a Bear Pride George Michael Tribute from 8pm.

The Palace on Camden Street will be throwing the official LGBTQ Pride afterparty from 11pm.

Chilling

There will be a pride village in Merrion Square from noon. There will be music, food and entertainment on the main stage from Panti Bliss, Phil T gorgeous, representatives of the LGBTQ community groups and special guests Davina Devine, Veda and Victoria Secrets.

Recovering

After all of the partying today, there’s a chance to relax tomorrow.

There will be a drag brunch in Bow Lane on Sunday from 3pm featuring cocktails, DJs and tasty noms.

There will also be a remembrance ceremony at the Oscar Wilde Statue in Merrion Square from 6pm to remember those who have been lost.

Celebrations

Get ready to celebrate today as Dublin turns all the colours of the rainbow:

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