Dublin Pride has announced its plans for the first-ever Fingal Pride Festival. Due to take place on Sunday, May 22 from 12PM-6PM, the family-friendly event will be hosted in Swords Castle & Gardens.
With Pride celebrations having suffered significantly for the past two years as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dublin Pride is certainly coming back with a bang this year. The organisation sparked up a partnership with Fingal County Council in 2021, which has resulted in the very exciting Fingal Pride initiative.
Since its conception, Fingal Pride has run a number of successful events in Swords, Blanchardstown, Balbriggan and Lusk, including Fingal Winter Pride, diversity and inclusion training, coffee mornings and the ‘Living with Pride’ touring exhibition. As well as that, a motion submitted by the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh, to install the area’s first rainbow crossing received unanimous support at the full Council meeting on May 9, which will be a great addition to the festivities.
Thx to elected members in @Fingalcoco for their unanimous support of my motion calling for the installation of Fingal’s first Rainbow Crossing near County Hall to coincide with the @FingalPride celebrations this month & to show solidarity with the #LGBTQ community. #Fingal pic.twitter.com/B6Sj0CgNhp
— Seána Ó Rodaigh (@seanaorodaigh) May 9, 2022
“This show of solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Fingal is significant and will coincide with Fingal Pride events in May,” Cllr Ó Rodaigh stated.
“It has been my pleasure to attend many of the Fingal Pride events throughout the year as Mayor and see the important work they do. I look forward to seeing the Rainbow Crossing in Swords very soon.”
Speaking on the event on May 22, Festival Director Jed Downling commented: “As part of our mission to make Pride more accessible, it seemed like a natural next step to get other local authorities involved.
“We were incredibly excited to get the support of Fingal County Council and are looking forward to bringing Pride to even more people in Dublin.”
Because 2 Pride are better than 1, we'll be popping down to #Swords Castle this Sun, 22 May from 12PM-6PM for our very first @FingalPride! Supported by @Fingalcoco & @dcediy 🌈 pic.twitter.com/OCEIjmATrq
— Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride (@DublinPride) May 16, 2022
The Fingal Pride Festival boasts an unmissable lineup, featuring acts such as St. Bishop, Viscose, Viola Gayvis, Éire Comme and much more. For further details including stage times, visit fingalpride.ie.
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