Over 1000 People Expected at The World’s Only LGBTQ+ Matchmaking Festival

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Blacknight are delighted to be sponsoring the 11th year of the Outing Festival as it returns to the Inn at Dromoland in Clare. It’s expected to attract more than 1,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight singles and couples from across Ireland and overseas to the County Clare venue this coming Valentine’s weekend from February 9th to 11th. 


The award-winning festival is a fusion of music, comedy, ceilí bands, queer arts, and the best of Irish and international performers, drag artists and DJs. This year’s event is being hosted by “The Queen of Matchmaking”, Eddie McGuinness, and Ireland’s tallest Drag Queen, Victoria’s Secret. 


“We’re delighted for the ongoing support of Blacknight’s sponsorship of the festival once again.” Said director of The Outing, Eddie McGuiness. “The Outing Festival’s website has been hosted by Blacknight for over ten years, and their support for the festival plus their technical expertise and LGBTQ+ community is really appreciated, and understanding of what our community needs in those areas”. 


With Blacknight’s easy-to-use website builder, they provide a space online for people to express themselves and share their story. Supporting the Outing Festival aligns with their mission to help communities to use their voice and celebrate what’s unique about them. 


CEO of Blacknight, Michele Neylon said “The Outing Festival is hugely important to the LGBTQ+ community and to Clare, so it’s something that we are proud to continue to support year-on-year. We’re sure that it will be as successful as always.” 


The Outing are working with the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau, Shannon Chambers, Quare Clare and Limerick Pride to submit a bid to bring EuroPride to Limerick, Clare and the Mid-West Region in 2028. This would mark the first time that the pan-European international event has been held in Ireland. Attracting over 100,000 people from all over the world annually, EuroPride is hosted by a different European city each year. 


Blacknight are sending their competition winners to the event to enjoy a weekend of music, film, sports and more. Get your tickets at The Outing website before they’re gone! 

About Blacknight

Blacknight (http://www.blacknight.com/) are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting services and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte. Fibre broadband services for both business and domestic users are also available throughout most of Ireland.

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