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4 events for... celebrating Pride 2019 in style around Dublin

Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival kicks off today.

TODAY MARKS THE start of Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival, and the celebrations this year are bigger and better than ever. 

Dozens of events are set to take part across the city over the next 10 days, including, of course, Dublin Pride Parade on June 29th. 

To get you started, here are four events that are worth adding to your festival diary.

1. The Pride Rebel Tour

When: June 21, 22 and 28

Where: The GPO, O’Connell St, Dublin 1

Taking place at one of the capital’s most prominent landmarks, this guided tour will celebrate the diversity and the lives of the women and men who took part in Ireland’s struggle for freedom. Tickets are priced from €9.50 and are available here.

2.  A Queer History Tour of Kilmainham Gaol

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When: June 22, 25

Where: Kilmainham Gaol, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

This special tour of Kilmainham Gaol will focus on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prisoners associated with the building. Adding to its significance in LGBTQ history, the gaol was also used as a place of punishment for those convicted of homosexual crimes in the 19th and early 20th century. The tour is free, but must be booked in advance. Find out more information here.

3. LGBTQIA+ Tour of the National Collection

When: June 27

Where: National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Whether you’re an art lover or not, all visitors are sure to learn something from this free tour which explores the LGBTQIA+ works in the gallery’s permanent collection. Find out more information here.

4. Dublin Pride Parade 2019

When: June 29

Where: O’Connell St to Merrion Square

Starting at 1pm, this parade of 7,000 people from over 150 groups will travel through the streets of Dublin with floats, marching bands and colourful costumes. It’ll end with a free outdoor event in Merrion Square until 6pm – although the celebrations are sure to go on for much longer. Find out more information here

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