Ireland has become the first country to legalise gay marriage by popular vote after a resounding victory on May 23rd 2015. With Ireland saying YES to gay marriage the country is going to be in a party mood this summer. Dublin has always been a popular gay travel destination and especially during Dublin Pride.
Dublin has plenty of cheap accommodation available this summer. Gay travellers and backpackers wanting to visit Ireland can save a fortune staying in a budget hostel. Most Dublin hostels are situated in the Temple Bar area where you can drink, dance and party all night long. Book your holiday here and party in gay friendly Dublin for next to nothing!
Taking place this year on June 19th – 28th, Dublin Pride is a glorious celebration of LGBT rights across the world. Every summer, cities across the globe will be celebrating Gay Pride and its push for greater equality and diversity in public life. Always a fun loving party for travellers, Dublin Gay Pride is a gala celebration and one you don’t want to miss in a hurry.
Dublin Pride Parade will be held on June 27th this year. In keeping with tradition the parade will assemble at the Garden of Remembrance from 12am and will embark on its route at 1:45pm. From there it will party its way through the city and finish at Merrion Square Park for Pride Village.
Packed full of colour, glitter and feather boas, Dublin Gay Pride is a fantastic time to visit Ireland. 2015 will be extra special with the legalisation of gay marriage and it’s definitely an occasion you don’t want to miss. If you want to take part at this year’s event then book your hostel today and save a fortune partying in the Temple Bar district.
Offering a wonderful mix of humour, culture and witty camaraderie better known as the ‘Craic’, Dublin is one of the friendliest cities in the world. With over 1000 pubs and bars in the city, from traditional Irish pubs to hipster cocktail bars, there is certainly no shortage of places serving Guinness. Order a pint of the black stuff today and discover the wonders of Ireland during this year’s Dublin Gay Pride.
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Gay friendly hostels in Dublin
- Isaacs Hostel Dublin is a boutique gay friendly hostel offering travellers excellent value for money. Situated in a former 19th century wine shop, Isaacs Hostel Dublin has plenty of charm thanks to the old bricked wine vaults that have been fully restored. Rooms are available from €13.44.
- Sky Backpackers is a luxury hostel in Dublin city centre. Once home to a popular music studio, the hostel has a stylish touch and is only a few minutes walk from Trinity College, Dublin Castle and The Guinness Storehouse. Rooms are available from €29.33.
- Jacobs Inn is a cool designer hostel with en-suite bathrooms in every room and modern facilities that you would expect in a hotel. Situated in walking distance of the Temple Bar district you will struggle to find a hostel as good as this in Dublin. Rooms are available from €14.00.