When is it?
1.00pm, Saturday June 29th, 2019
Where is it?
Assembling on O’Connell Street and Parnell Square on Saturday, June 29th, 7,000 people from over 150 different groups with floats and marching bands and 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 LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland started in 1983. The Parade will 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.
Is it Free?
Yes, it’s one of the biggest free events in the country. You can bring your friends and family and work mates and even just people you bump into on your way to it.
Is it a Parade or a March?
It’s both. It’s a celebration of diversity and inclusion, a celebration of LGBTQ+ people and families and their friends and families and allies. It’s an opportunity to showcase all the wonderful community and advocacy groups and their supporters that work every day to make life better for the LGBTQ+ community, to celebrate their victories and highlight the work they are still doing. It’s also a protest march, a march to protest the inequalities that still exist in Irish society and the even greater oppression and persecution that LGBTQ+ people experience across the globe.
At its very heart though, it is something more than all of that, it is a march of solidarity. It is our day to celebrate ourselves, our day to mourn those we have lost and our day to show a new generation of LGBTQ+ people that they are valued and cherished and most of all, they are not alone.
What happens on the day?
7,000 people from over 150 different groups with floats and marching bands and colourful costumes and lots and lots of noise will lead out the Parade. You can watch and cheer them on from the sidelines. You can join in and follow them, or once the parade has passed the first stretch and the roads get a bit wider you can join in with groups you know or support.
After the Parade join us at Pride Village (Details coming soon) which is a free outdoor family event that will run till 6.00pm. Or if you’re up for staying out a bit later we’ve teamed up with the guys from Mother for the ultimate Pride after party, this is a ticketed event and we advise early booking. Pride Block Party Tickets