Jump on the bus and support Cork’s queens at Ireland’s biggest drag pageant
This will be an absolute riot of a road trip.
Cork drag fans have been invited to support some of the city’s leading queens as they battle it out at Ireland’s longest-running drag pageant, DragHens Den, in Limerick on Saturday, February 25th.
A supporters bus will be leaving Cork at 4.30pm on the day and returning to Leeside after the afterparty at 2am.
It’s all organised by the fine folk at the Cork Drag Rec Room, a volunteer-led group supported by Gay Project which offers a safe and brave space for all queer folk and allies over the age of 18 who are interested in the art of drag.
This year’s event will see a total of eleven queens from around the country take to the stage in the hopes of securing the crown.
You may recognise Toxic, Jeanie Mac, Boo Boo Oopsie, Éiresure, Jackie Off and Kara Kalua from their performances in Chambers, Poppin’ Pasties, D’Beours, Mockie Ah! and from Cork Pride, among others.
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“Drag for a long time was seen as a niche art form, but its roots are so deep within the history of performance,” said Cork Drag Rec Room chairperson Clío Lawton.
“Now, TV shows such as Ru Paul’s Drag Race are very much in the mainstream, and drag is experiencing a reawakening within mainstream culture. This is a night not to be missed, with three categories for contestants, guest performances, and a room full of like-minded people, it is the place to be for fans of drag.
“We are looking forward to having a bus full of supporters to cheer our Queen on!”
The bus will leave Cork City at 4.30pm on Saturday, February 25th and will deliver everyone back to Cork City after the afterparty which ends at approximately 2am in Limerick’s Castletroy Hotel. You can get your DHD and bus tickets for €35 from Cork Drag Rec Room by first signing up to their Google doc form here.
Once you have paid your deposit to secure your place, the rest can be paid on the day before boarding the bus.