Ireland sees record-breaking Prides this weekend in Limerick and Dundalk

Social media is bursting with photos and videos capturing every moment of an exciting weekend for LGBT+ people in Limerick and Dundalk.

moms in angel wings sit on pride parade car with son

Limerick and Dundalk lit up with Pride this weekend, as the two Irish towns drew large crowds in celebration of their respective LGBT+ communities. The tireless work of organisers has paid off, as people from both cities are raving about the uplifting events.

Limerick Pride celebrated its largest ever on record, celebrating with the theme of World Pride, which acknowledged human rights and inclusion not only in Ireland, but also all around the world.

In Dundalk, community centre Outcomers lit up with both a youth pride celebration on the 12th and a general Pride celebration on the 13th. The latter event included a kids space, a youth space, and space for adults to relax and socialise, along with all-day entertainment.

Limerick Pride 

The following video shows the huge crowds and electric energy prevalent at Limerick Pride this Saturday.

Notably, the Parade included the Limerick County GAA board for the first time. 

Paul Foley, Munster GAA council delegate says: “We’re delighted to be here. There are LGBT members in every club in Limerick, in every club in Ireland. We’re here to show solidarity, and to show that we care.”

Moninne Girffith, Director of BeLonG To, was featured as the Grand Marshal of Limerick Pride.

The event was attended by Drag Race legend Jujubee.

She also seems to have enjoyed some Irish colloquial while in Limerick.

And honestly, this is such a good point:

Go Limerick!

Dundalk Pride

In Dundalk, Outcomers was filled to the brim with love and Pride as people acknowledged the importance of regional prides.

Youth Pride was a successful event in supporting the youth of Dundalk with both fun and educational events that included over 80 young people from the north east region of Ireland.

Although Limerick and Dundalk absolutely slayed Pride this weekend, Pride in Ireland is far from over. Still to come this summer, we have Pride in Belfast, Cork, Galway, and so many more.

For more information on Prides to come, see the article ‘Every Pride celebration across Ireland to look forward to’.

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