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Celebrate Dublin Pride Festival at DCU Rooms

The Pride Parade Festival 2020 takes place on June 27th. The festival starts from 1 pm on O’Connel Street and travels through the city to Merrion Square.

At DCU Rooms we are happy to be based in a city with such a big focus on Pride festival. To welcome those from out of the city we have rates from just €41 per person sharing.

When did Pride Festival start?


In Ireland, the first routes of Pride started in June 1974 when 10 people took part in a march to protest the criminalization of homosexuality. Pride marches have taken places all over the world since the 1970’s to take a positive stance towards the decriminalization and against violence towards the LGBT community. Though homosexuality was not totally decriminalized Ireland until 1993 parades took place on O’Connell street again in 1983 with just 200 people this has grown to about 60’000 people in 2018.

Why attend the Dublin Pride Festival?


Since decriminalization in the 1990’s Ireland has come a very long way for human rights becoming the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by public vote in 2015. Dublin City Centre is the hub of the festival with events taking place the whole month of June – now known as Pride month.

Pride at DCU


Dublin City University has their own LGBT society who organize fun events for the college as well as serious campaigns for human and LGBT rights. This June we were proud to host the Union Cup – Europe’s biggest inclusive rugby tournament, this year a men’s and women’s tournament was held.

Stay at DCU Rooms during your Pride visit.


It should come across as obvious that we are dedicated to hosting an inclusive environment all year round, as well as our welcoming environment, we are in the perfect location for the pride celebrations.

Close to the City Centre


We are located about 15 minutes by bus from the city centre where the festival takes place each year. Our 3 locations offer historic and unique surroundings that will be hard to be found anywhere else. We also have on-site facilities such as a gym and pool which are available to our guests.

Close to the airport and transportation.


Those travelling for Pride we are about a 15-minute journey from Dublin airport – the air coach buses also drop you off a short walk away. The major train stations and bus stations are all easily accessible for our campuses and we even offer coach parking for group tours!

Affordable City Centre Accommodation.


Due to our unique setting DCU Rooms are an affordable alternative to a standard Dublin city hotel. Our rates are a fraction of standard hotel rooms and are perfect for groups or travellers on their own. Enjoy kitchen facilities, sports facilities and the options of plenty of rooms types.

Book directly with us for the best available guaranteed rate and room priority.

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Sarah Corcoran

Sarah Corcoran

Sarah is a part-time travel writer and a full-time Dubliner, born and bred in this colourful city. She loves nothing more than exploring the beauty that’s on her doorstep and enjoying the many attractions and history that Dublin has to offer. She is passionate about writing and promoting her home town to anyone who will listen!

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