Five things to do in Dublin to celebrate the anniversary of the Marriage Referendum 5 years ago

Five things to do in Dublin to celebrate the anniversary of the Marriage Referendum

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year.

Alas, on the 23rd of May 2015, Ireland paved history and became the first country to legalise same-se marriage by popular vote.


It was a joyous occasion, documented by many and held in the hearts of more.

And naturally, because we love a good celebration, there’s a tonne of events on this weekend to commemorate the historical event.

Here’s what you really should check out.


Ding Dong! A celebration of canvassers with Al Porter

Comedian Al Porter hosts an opportunity for Yes Equality canvassers to share their stories at an event that celebrates the largest grassroots political campaign Ireland has ever known.

Where: Saturday at 12:30 - Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar.


Details HERE.


It Takes Guts with music from The Heathers

Guts Magazine is a magazine of confessional writing and illustration based in Dublin. It tackles issues and themes such as authority, beauty in brokenness, drugs, alienation and heartbreak. At this event, authors Neil Watkins, Roisin Kiberd, Rosa Abbott, Roisin Agnew and Vickey Curtis read personal pieces.

Where: Sunday at 14.00 - Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar.


Details HERE.



Mother presents YESTIVAL


Mother and THISISPOPBABY are joining forces to throw the mother of all anniversary parties. This is going to be exceptional. Across two rooms Mother and THISISIPOPBABY will be curating a night of live music, DJs and stellar performances.

The incredible lineup included PEACHES headlining the Tivoli main room alongside the Mother DJs, while THISISPOPBABY ALLSTARS reunite in their own theatrical haven featuring drag qweens PANTI, VEDA & SHIRLEY as supergirl group: SUGARRUSH. Rubberbandits, Jonny Woo, PRODIJIG, KOJAQUE and Adam Matthews will be performing with DJ's Arveene, Will Dempsey & Tonie Walsh

Where: Saturday at 22:30 - Tivoli Theatre

Details HERE.



A New Ireland: Readings From a Day in May

Charlie Bird has curated stories from some of the people most deeply affected by the referendum results.

A Day in May is a poignant record of their lives – of the pain, terror, confusion, the love and laughter. At this event, Bird introduces some of the people whose stories make up A Day in May to read their stories of how the Marriage Referendum affected us individually, as well as collectively.

Where: Saturday at 15:00 - Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar

Details HERE.



Presented by Minnie Mélange, this event aims to raise vital funds for Pieta House and the alarming number of LGBT youth still affected by suicide.

Acts include Mundy, Patrick James, Elaine Mai, Kate's Party, Kevyn, Laura Keane, Jackal and Homonics. Entry is €8 which includes a free pint. All door takings will be going directly to Pieta House.

Where: Saturday at 15.00 – The George, George’s Street

Details HERE.

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