6 festivals happening around Ireland for Pride 2022

By Katy Thornton

June 17, 2022 at 9:56am

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Ireland goes all out with Pride parades all over the country.

 

If you're looking to celebrate Pride 2022 in Ireland, then there are tons of festivals happening across the whole summer for it. Parades have already happened in Kildare and Donegal, and several other counties are waiting in the wings to host their own Pride festival. We've compiled a list of some of our top choices, so everyone can get involved, no matter where they are.

Belfast

When: 

30th July

Finally back for the first time since 2019, the Belfast Pride parade is bound to be a wild one.

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Dublin

When: 

25th June

Don't miss out on the abundance of Pride parties and festivals taking place in Dublin this year. You can check them all out HERE.

Mayo

When: 

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2nd July

Get psyched because Mayo Pride is led by the one and only Panti Bliss this year, who will lead the masses down Westport for their festival.

Carlow

When: 

10th July

Carlow aims to have the best party in Ireland to celebrate Pride 2022, starting in Carlow Town Park; you'll just have to make an appearance to see it for yourself.

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Limerick

When: 

July 9th

Get involved with Limerick Pride by meeting at Pery Square before the Parade leaves at 2pm. There will also be a ton of events on at the Hunt Museum, including food, drink, live music, and more.

Galway

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When: 

8th August - 14th August

Galway Pride festival claims that this is "the longest continual Pride event in Ireland", which is pretty good going. Their 2022 theme is hope, with the aim to encourage the wider community to participate this year.

We hope wherever you are that you are able to fully embrace Pride 2022 and all the amazing things it accomplishes for the LGBTQIA+ community.

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