Not to be outdone by the Dubs, the nation’s real capital has itself got a brand-spanking new LGBT* library – plus an online catalogue, if you don’t mind. Yes, Cork’s LINC has pulled out all the stops for their bookish bisexuals and literary lesbians.
The Sunday game after the (first!) All-Ireland hurling final, Des Cahill turned to the camera with a solemn look and explained that the All-Ireland Ladies football final would now be put back a week to due to the hurling replay.
The All-Ireland camogie finals take place this Sunday in Croke Park, with Wexford and Cork competing for the O’Duffy Cup. If you can’t wait till Sunday for your annual fix of top class ‘gurling’, or if you’re strapped for cash, check out the All-Ireland Camogie 7s which are running all day Saturday!
This just in: Cork’s only LGBT youth group returns! Registration for membership of UP Cork will take place tomorrow, Thursday 13th September, at 6pm in The Other Place. The youth group will start again in LINC on Wednesday, 19th September at 6pm. For more more info call (021) 4300 430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and the Women’s Studies programme in UCC are hosting a meeting on the Constitutional Convention on 24th September next in Cork’s Gresham Metropole Hotel. Get yourselves there!
Mid-Pride season and hot on the heels of the March for Marriage, this just in from Marriage Equality: Three further district councils in Northern Ireland have passed motions to officially support civil marriage for same sex-couples. Omagh, Down, Moyle and Magherafelt District Councils join Belfast City Council, who passed a motion of support in June.
Award winning documentary “Married in Spandex” makes its premiere in Dublin on 6th August as part of the GAZE Film Festival. It’s a hilarious personal story that explores love, relationships, gay matrimony, and nuanced perspectives on same-sex marriage and (of course) spandex. Go see!
Isn’t it always the way? You wait an age, and then two Prides come along at once. If you’re nowhere near Belfast over the coming week or so for the Pride celebrations there, you might consider a trip to the other end of the island where the Cork Pride Festival is about to get under way. Here’s a few highlights which caught our eye. Will you be heading to Cork or Belfast (or other)?
Last night saw a historic vote take place in Cork. their county councillors voted unanimously in favour of supporting marriage equality for same sex couples and hopefully other’s in the Republic will follow suit
Do you and your other half know what makes for an amazing night out in your city? Reckon you can show the nation how it’s done and beat two other couples at their own game in a brand new programme for RTÉ? Whether you’re into rockabilly, jazz, or death metal; know where to find the best foodie feast or a great live band; or prefer a night at the opera or the karaoke – RTÉ wants to hear from you!
After a hugely successful run at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Half a Person is now gearing up for a run in Cork’s Solstice as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. So, you now have another chance to see Hazel Cullen’s fantastic play. We’re fans, so we got in touch to find out all about it.
As some of us recover from festive celebrations, we can ease through this week with plenty in the way of gentle socialising, and nothing too taxing. Praise be!
Events are picking up in pace and frequency as the festive season hots up. Wherever you are this weekend, there’ll be shindigs and shenanigans nearby!
Perhaps with people saving their energy for festivities later in the month, it’s a quieter week this week – but there are still events happening around the country to keep you occupied!
Finally! Tis the season: December is here, the month of World AIDS Day, Tractor Day, Human Rights Day, the winter solstice, and a festival of some kind towards the end of the month. (…What’s the name again..?) But that’s not all, there’s plenty more besides. Read on for this weekend’s festive offerings!