VIRTUAL LIMERICK PRIDE 2020
This year the festival will be virtual and held online from Monday, July 6 until Sunday, July 12 with a virtual Parade taking place on Saturday, July 11.
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Limerick Pride 2020 is, unfortunately, unable to physically continue this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so instead, the Festival will be virtual and held online from Monday, July 6 until Sunday, July 12 with a virtual Parade taking place on Saturday, July 11.
Richard Lynch PRO of Limerick Pride said, “The Limerick Pride parade is an annual event that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in Limerick and all across the world. Last year’s festival ended up becoming Limerick’s largest pride parade ever. Sadly, the many hopes to top the previous year were crushed when news of the festival’s cancellation came to light once the Covid-19 outbreak began. To take the place of a physical festival set in Limerick, an online, virtual Limerick Pride 2020 will work as a substitute for this year’s celebrations. We are thrilled to announce that this years Grand Marshall is Senator David Norris.”
Starting on Monday, July 6, people from all over will be tuning in to the online Limerick Pride 2020 festival for a weeklong schedule of online events. Limerick Pride 2020 will be a lovely celebration and acknowledgement of Pride with Limerick events taking place online from July 6 until Sunday, July 12 and a virtual Pride Parade taking place on Saturday, July 11.
On Saturday, July 11 the virtual Limerick Pride Parade will take place as the first event of Pride Inside. Pride Inside is an online Pride festival happening from July 11-19. Devised by Kerry Pride, Pride Inside is a collaboration between Kerry Pride, Killarney Pride, Black Pride Ireland, Galway Pride, Limerick Pride, and Mayo Pride. The events happening online throughout the week of Pride Inside will include panel discussions, watch parties, quizzes, and live music. Pride Inside is not just for Limerick citizens, though. Pride Inside will join together many different counties and movements including Black Pride Ireland. Black Pride Ireland was one of the prominent organisers of the Dublin Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday, June 6. Now with this organisation participating, we can demonstrate how unity and strength will bring people of all races, sexualities, genders and walks of life together.
Lisa Daly, Chairperson and Festival Director of Limerick Pride commented on the collaboration with Pride Inside, saying, “We are delighted to be working with Kerry Pride, Killarney Pride, Black Pride Ireland, Galway Pride, and Mayo Pride for Pride Inside. Our virtual Limerick Pride Parade on Saturday, July 11 will be the opening event of Pride Inside. Pride Inside is an opportunity to be able to celebrate all that makes our community so resilient, so rich with diversity and to support each other during these difficult times. While also reaching those living in rural communities.”
“It is so hard to connect to family, especially found-family and our LGBT+ community at this time so we hope that by coming together for the first time in history, all these Prides will bring a sense of belonging to any LGBT+ person and our supporters in Ireland and beyond. Limerick Pride will be holding our own virtual pride from July 6 -12 with our virtual parade on Saturday 11 as part of Pride Inside. We are looking for people to submit content to be included in our virtual pride such as performances on video, rainbow drawings or art, photos of themselves with family and pets or videos wishing Limerick a Happy Pride. Send all content to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30 at the latest! We hope you can join us,” Lisa added. Find out more about the different events on Limerick Pride’s social media.
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REGISTER YOUR ORGANISATION FOR LIMERICK PRIDE 2020
Gathering at City Hall at 1pm and starting off at 2pm sharp
The annual Limerick LGBTQ Pride Parade on Saturday, July 11, will bring some extra colour and music to Limerick City Centre, gathering at City Hall at 1 pm.
The route follows the same route as previous years, after leaving our assembly point, we travel up Patrick St, continuing all the way up O’Connell St before turning right onto Lower Mallow St, we then turn right again on to Henry St and continue all the way down past Arthurs Quay Park. We then turn left onto Rutland St to end up back outside City Hall.
Expect full-on colour, dance, music, street performance and theatrics. Be Loud, Be Bold, Be Daring, Be There!
The Pride Parade is always a highlight of our annual festival. It is an opportunity for us to march in solidarity and hear the power of our voices combined. It is also a chance for us to celebrate, to celebrate ourselves, our diversity, our achievements and our friends. Admission to the Pride Parade is free for individuals and community groups that support the ideals and principles of Pride, though registration is required for all groups taking part.
For the enjoyment of all and to ensure the safety of all, groups and organisations wishing to take part must register in advance
TBA, 2pm to 6pm, free entry
This year after the Pride Parade we throw our biggest ever after party. Welcome to PrideFest 2020.
Limerick LGBTQ Pride ‘Pridefest 2019’ will be held in the gardens of the Hunt Museum this is a free family-friendly event with a free bouncing castle for kids, cone van, cafe and bar on site and live music and plenty of entertainment.
REGISTRATION FOR GROUPS
These are the registration forms for the 2019 Parade. The parade is always the biggest part of our Pride Festival, with hundreds showing up in support of the LGBTQ community in Limerick. The numbers for the pride parade are ever-growing, both spectators and of those involved.
To register email us at email@example.com.
To volunteer email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.