Full 2024 Programme | Pride of the Déise

Scroll below to see the daily schedule and view more information on each event in the drop-downs.


MONDAY | 27 MAY 2024

17:00 - 18:30 | Minding Your Mental Health | LGBT+ Health Talks [Youth Event]

Venue - WSTCYS Manor Street

Delve into discussions and tips on prioritizing mental well-being within the LGBTQ+ community, guided by experts from Neuro Pride Ireland. Join us for an insightful session tailored for young people, fostering open dialogue and providing valuable insights into mental wellness strategies.

Contact WSTCYS if you are a young person or a parent/guardian who would like more information about signing up.

19:00 - 20:30 | Sexual Health | LGBT+ Health Talks [18+]

Venue - WSTCYS Manor Street

Explore crucial aspects of sexual health in a safe and supportive space, led by experienced sexual health professional Sarah. Gain knowledge and insights into topics such as sexual wellness, consent, and reproductive health, empowering you to make informed decisions about your sexual well-being.

20:30 - 23:00 | Dungeons and Drag Beans RPG Gaming Session [All Ages]

Venue - Online (YouTube)

Click here to Watch | Going Live at 20:30

Immerse yourself in a captivating gaming experience with a delightful drag twist in our Dungeons and Dragons-inspired session. Join us on a thrilling adventure as we embark on a journey filled with magic, mystery, and fabulous drag characters, streamed live on YouTube for all to enjoy.


TUESDAY | 28 MAY 2024

16:00 - 20:30 | Friendship Games [Youth Event]

Venue - WSTCYS Manor Street

Engage in a heartwarming celebration of diversity and unity at the Friendship Games [Youth Event] from 16:00 to 20:30. Laugh, compete, and build lasting connections through inclusive friendship games. This event is run in collaboration with ChillOUT Youth Project and led by our amazing youth committee with support from our brilliant local community services who support so many young people in Waterford.


Contact WSTCYS if you are a young person aged 10-24 or a parent/guardian who would like more information about signing up for the Youth-led Pride events.

18:30 - 20:00 | LGBT+ History Talks [All Ages]

Venue - Barker Place

Book your free place here!

Immerse yourself in the vibrant history of the LGBTQ+ community as esteemed guest speakers share enlightening insights and stories. Engage in thought-provoking discussions and deepen your understanding of the struggles, triumphs, and milestones that have shaped LGBTQ+ history.

Guest Speakers: Dr Mary McAuliffe and Dr Anthony Delaney

20:30 - 22:30 | 80s Music Bingo [18+]

Venue - Downe's Bar

Step back in time to the iconic era of the 80s and put your knowledge of the decade's music to the test in a thrilling game of bingo. Groove to the beats of classic 80s tunes, reminisce about favorite hits, and compete for exciting prizes in this nostalgic and entertaining bingo extravaganza.
Dressing up is encouraged but not required!


WEDNESDAY | 29 MAY 2024

11:00 - 15:00 | Queer Café Meet Up [18+]

Venue - The Book Bar

Find queer conversations and connections with other members of the community in a casual setting.

17:00 - 18:30 | Bystander Intervention Workshop [Youth Event]

Venue - WSTCYS Manor Street

Equip yourself with essential tools and knowledge to confidently intervene in instances of harassment or discrimination, contributing to a safer and more inclusive environment for all.
Join us for an empowering workshop where you'll learn practical strategies and engage in meaningful discussions.

Contact WSTCYS if you are a young person aged 10-24 or a parent/guardian who would like more information about signing up for the Youth-led Pride events.

19:00 - 21:00 | QueerVision Film Festival - Night 1 [18+]

Venue - WGOA

Reserve Your Spot Now [Free Entry]

See the Full Schedule and Film Festival Finalists

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of queer storytelling through an exhilarating evening of film screenings and insightful discussions. Be captivated by a diverse selection of thought-provoking films that celebrate LGBTQ+ experiences, voices, and perspectives.


THURSDAY | 30 MAY 2024

16:00 - 20:00 | Queer Film Screenings [Youth Event]

Venue - WSTCYS Manor Street

Experience the magic of queer storytelling through a curated selection of films carefully chosen by our Youth Committee. Contact for information on signing up if you are a young person or a guardian of one.

Contact WSTCYS if you are a young person aged 10-24 or a parent/guardian who would like more information about signing up for the Youth-led Pride events.

17:00 - 18:30 | Queercal Comhrá [18+]

Venue - Itty Bitty's

Cruinniú sóisialta é seo do lucht na Gaeilgeoirí aiteacha & LADTAI+

This is a social meet up for queer & LGBTQIA+ Gaeilgeoirs

Do you speak Irish? Or even just a cúpla focail will do! Come to our Queercal Comhrá to give it a go and talk to other Gaeilgeoirs in the LGBTQIA+ community

19:00 - 22:30 | QueerVision Film Festival - Night 2 [18+]

Venue - Bank Lane

Reserve Your Spot Now [Free Entry]

See the Full Schedule and Film Festival Finalists

Celebrate the culmination of the Queer Vision Film Festival with an exciting evening honoring talented filmmakers and their groundbreaking work. Get inspired by the creativity of LGBTQ+ storytellers! 


FRIDAY | 31 MAY 2024

14:00 - 17:00 | Queer & Crafty Creative Space @ WGOA [All Ages]

Venue - WGOA

Let your creativity soar in an inclusive and welcoming arts and crafts workshop, where you can explore your artistic talents and connect with fellow craft enthusiasts. From painting and sculpting to DIY projects, unleash your imagination and express yourself in a vibrant and supportive environment.

18:00 - 20:30 | Open Stage [All Ages]

Join us at the Pride of the Déise LGBTQIA Festival on the 31st of May 2024 for an all-ages open mic night!

From 18:30 to 20:30, talented under 18s will take the stage, followed by over 18s from 20:30 onwards.

Reserve Your Free Spot Now

It’s going to be a night filled with incredible performances and a celebration of diversity and talent.

Don’t miss out on this inclusive and fun event!

The Pride of the Déise annual festival is proudly supported by the Waterford City and County Council Festival Grant Fund, and we are delighted to be partnering with Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Services to platform LGBT+ Youth, and the Theatre Royal, to bring this event to life and platform local Queer voices.

21:00 - Late | Lash Out Club Night [18+]

Venue - The Reg Bar

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Get ready to dance the night away and celebrate Pride in true style at Lash Out Club Night. With electrifying music, fabulous performances, and an inclusive atmosphere, it's the perfect opportunity to let loose, express yourself, and create unforgettable memories with friends old and new.


SATURDAY | 1 JUNE 2024

10:00 - 12:30 | Pride Breakfast [Youth Event]

Venue - WSTCYS Manor Street

A Youth Pride Breakfast extravaganza organised by our fabulous youth committee! If you are a youth service that supports LGBT+ young people please get in touch with the Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Services LGBT+ Support coordinator.


Contact WSTCYS if you are a young person aged 10-24 or a parent/guardian who would like more information about signing up for the Youth-led Pride events.

11:00 - 12:30 | Bród Brunch @ Burzza [All Ages]

Venue - Burzza

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Start your Pride day off right with Bród Brunch at Burzza, a community breakfast/brunch event ahead of the Pride March on Saturday, June 1st.

Gather with friends and fellow Pride-goers at Burzza café for a delicious meal featuring a specially curated set menu of brunch favorites.

Enjoy mouthwatering dishes, refreshing drinks*, and vibrant conversation as we fuel up for a day of celebration and solidarity. The Brunch will end before the community is due to gather at Cathedral Square for ahead of the annual Pride March and Block Party.

 

*non-alcoholic drinks only with the Bród Brunch ticket.

13:30 - 14:00 | Pride March [All Ages]

Venue - Cathedral Sqaure/O'Connell Street

Join the Pride March as we come together to listen to inspiring speeches, gather in solidarity, and proudly march through the streets. Raise your voice, wave your flag, and march with pride!

When we arrive to O'Connell Street, there will be speeches from the organisers and guests ahead of the Block Party.

14:00 - 19:00 | Pride Block Party [All Ages]

Venue - O'Connell Street

Keep the celebration going at the Pride Block Party, featuring live music and entertainment. Dance, mingle, and embrace the spirit of inclusivity and joy.

14:00 - 17:00 | Queer Market [All Ages]

Venue - Barker Place

Celebrate local LGBTQIA+ artisans at our queer craft market during the O’Connell Street Pride Block Party following the Pride March. Explore a curated selection of unique handmade crafts, supporting queer creators and adding a touch of pride to your shopping experience.

14:00 - 17:00 | Quiet Space with Neuro Pride Ireland [All Ages]

Venue - WGOA

Take a moment to unwind and recharge in the Quiet Space, finding a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle. Relax, reflect, and rejuvenate in this tranquil retreat.

15:00-16:30 | Drag & Draw [All Ages]

Venue - WGOA

Get creative with a unique life drawing event featuring drag artists and live models. Sketch and bop to the fabulous beats of drag-inspired tunes!

18:00 - 20:00 | 70s Silent Disco @ Manor [Youth Event]

Venue - WSTCYS Manor Street

Transport yourself back to the groovy era of the 70s at the Silent Disco, dancing and boogieing to disco classics. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove at this Youth-led event for 14-24.

Contact WSTCYS if you are a young person aged 10-24 or a parent/guardian who would like more information about signing up for the Youth-led Pride events.

20:00 - 23:30 | Disgraceful Cabaret [18+]

Venue - St. Patrick's Gateway

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Prepare to be dazzled at the Disgraceful Cabaret – a spectacular 00s-themed show featuring drag, nerdlesque, burlesque, and cabaret acts! There will be a sensational seven acts featured in the line-up with performers coming from each Province of Ireland


SUNDAY | 2 JUNE 2024

11:00-13:00 | Pride Picnic in the Park [All Ages]

Venue - People's Park

Soak up the sunshine and share some love at our delightful picnic in the park! Spread out your blanket, enjoy delicious food, and bask in the joyous atmosphere of community spirit.

11:00 - 12:00 | Movement with Mx Teaze [All Ages}

Venue - People's Park

Get ready to groove with Mx Teaze in a dynamic dance session celebrating self-expression and pure joy through movement! Dance your heart out in a supportive and inclusive space where diversity shines.

12:00 - 13:00 | Déise Pride FC Football Blitz [18+]

Venue - People's Park

Hit the field for a friendly football tournament with Déise Pride FC, where inclusivity, teamwork, and camaraderie take center stage! Whether you're a seasoned player or new to the game, everyone is celebrated for who they are.

12:00-20:00 | Youth Takeover Party @ Manor Street [Youth Event]

Venue - WSTCYS Manor Street

It's party time for LGBTQ+ youth! Join us for music, games, and plenty of laughter at the Youth Takeover Party, where diversity is celebrated and authentic self-expression is encouraged.

Contact WSTCYS if you are a young person aged 10-24 or a parent/guardian who would like more information about signing up for the Youth-led Pride events.

14:30-17:00 | Drag & Draw [18+]

Venue - GOMA

Click here to get your tickets!

Get creative with a unique life drawing event featuring drag artists and live models. Sketch, sip, and groove to the fabulous beats of drag-inspired tunes!

18:00-20:00 | Token Straight Queer Comedy Night [18+]

Venue - Theatre Royal

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Experience the ultimate dose of queer joy at Token Straight, now coming to Pride of the Déise!

This special edition of Dublin’s renowned queer comedy night promises an unforgettable evening filled with laughter and celebration. Join us as we showcase the best LGBTQI+ Irish comedy talent, featuring Token Straight regulars, non-binary wonders, and Dublin comedy scene stalwarts.

Don’t miss out on this essential dose of queer joy – grab your tickets now and join us for a night of laughter and community spirit!

20:30-Late | That 70s Bród Ball [18+]

Venue - The Reg Bar

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Get ready to groove at the ultimate Pride of the Déise festival finale: That 70s Bród Ball! Come along and boogie to the beat under the glittering Disco ball in The Reg

Transport yourself back to the funky vibes of the 70s with three DJs spinning classic hits and funky beats all night long. Dress to impress in your best 70s attire and join us for a night of disco, dancing, and pure magic! 


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