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OutInUL hosts ‘Queerbash: The Rainbow Revival’ this April 12



OutInUL hosts ‘Queerbash The Rainbow Revival’ this April 12

It’s here, it’s queer, and it’s ready to party! ‘Queerbash The Rainbow Revival’ on April 12, OutInUL will be hosting the first-ever edition of Queerbash since Covid

Performers at Queerbash 9. Photo: Dolf Patijn

Queerbash is Out in UL’s largest showcase event. It was started in 2004 by Paddy McHugh as a way of bringing the queer scene in Limerick and the wider community together. He decided to take the terms queer and bash and push for them to become something we can say in a positive way. The event has helped the queer community to reclaim those words, feel empowered, and adopt a sense of unity.

Paddy McHugh aimed for the event to bring together the whole student community of UL, no matter where you fell in the LGBTQIA+ acronym. 

The first six Queerbashes were a form of protest to the violence against the community. Then it went in the direction it has, of bringing together everyone, straight or LGBTQIA+.




OutinUL is the University of Limerick’s LGBTQIA+ society. It is a safe place for students to make friends and be authentic, discover who they are, or even support their LGBTQIA+ friends.

We run Members’ Meetings on Mondays, where we learn about various aspects of the LGBTQIA+ community. We also hold Queer Hangouts on Wednesdays, where we relax, have some snacks and play games together.

Unfortunately, OutinUL had to cancel our last Queerbash back in 2020 due to the Covid19 pandemic. However, like a zombie rising from the dead, Queerbash is returning with a vengeance; this time, it won’t be killed so easily!

Featuring a live performance by a set of amazing queens, including a cameo from our Alternative Mx. UL winner from last year, we will have plenty of entertainment to help you forget about the upcoming exam stress for one night!

While this year may not be as grand as the previous years, we still intend to make it a night worth remembering! There will be live music for you to dance to, and the theme this year will be glow, so make sure to don your favourite pastels and neons as we light up Dolans on the night.

The past few years have been rough, and we intend to show the world that no matter how dark things can seem, you can always find your way home if you look for the light.

We intend to make it a night you won’t forget, so book your ticket quickly to ensure you don’t miss out on the gayest event of the year!

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.