Dublin Pride this morning announced the proposed parade route for the 2019 Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade and March will see us return to the very heart of our city.
Assembling on O’Connell Street and Parnell Square on Saturday, June 29, 7,000 people from over 150 different groups with floats, marching bands, colourful costumes and lots and lots of noise will lead out the Parade.
From O’Connell Street, the parade will turn on to Eden Quay and pass Liberty Hall, where the first large scale march for LGBT+ rights in Ireland started in 1983.
The Dublin Pride Parade route will then cross the Liffey at Talbot Memorial Bridge and travel along City Quay, Lombard Street, Westland Row and end with a free outdoor event in Merrion Square.
In addition to the Parade and Dublin Pride Village in Merrion Square, Collins Barracks will host the most colourful event in its 300-year history as the site for the Mother Pride Block Party.
Last month, Mother announced an incredible line-up. Headlining this year will be Danish pop superstar MØ. Joining MØ will be the amazing Pillow Queens, Daithi, Panti Bliss, Bunny, Paul Ryder, Sing Along Social, Mother DJs, Kate Brennan Harding, Kelly-Anne Byrne, Claire Beck and Conor Behan will be representing on the decks.
The Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade is a free public event supported by Dublin City Council.
Last year 60,000 people attended the Dublin Pride parade making it the biggest to date. Speaking at Smithfield, festival director Jed Dowling noted that this years parade saw a 100% increase in attendance saying, “Last year there were 30,000 of us and we filled the whole city.”
It was announced yesterday that Dublin Pride is one of five Pride’s bidding to host Europe’s main LGBT+ event, EuroPride. The huge event in 2022, Europe’s main LGBT+ Pride celebration, would fall on the 30th anniversary of EuroPride and the 50th anniversary of the first Pride in Europe.
Speaking about being one of five Prides in the running, Jed Dowling, Festival Director of Dublin Pride, said:
“2022 will mark a hundred years of Irish independence. Hosting EuroPride will celebrate two of the most important influences on the development of our country, Europe and Pride.”
For more information, see dublinpride.ie
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