Limerick LGBTQ Pride Virtual Festival 2020
For Limerick Virtual Pride 2020, we are thrilled to be still able to bring some Pride into people’s homes during this time to offer a fantastic line up for this year’s festival. Special thanks to all our great community, without your support and teaming up together Limerick Pride 2020 would not have been possible, we are extremely grateful and proud of each one of you so thank you.
This year we chose the theme ‘Support Each Other’ with our hashtag #SpiritOfPride because now more than ever before we should be joining as a community and supporting each other.
With a physical Limerick Pride Festival not being able to take place, we are holding our Limerick Virtual Pride 2020 from July 6th-12th to bring Pride into your homes and to reach those who may not have ever seen or experienced a Pride event or a Pride parade before. We wanted to reach the wider and rural communities so that even if we cannot dance together in the streets, from the safely of our homes, we will be able to celebrate all that makes our community so beautiful, so resilient, and so rich with diversity.
We would also like to encourage everyone including businesses to display a rainbow flag or change their business lighting into the colours of the rainbow to mark Limerick Pride this year.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Grand Marshall is Senator David Norris.
More information can be found on Limerick Pride Facebook event pages, you can watch all our events LIVE on our Facebook page.
Monday, July 6
Limerick Pride Launch – TBA
Tuesday, July 7
Glam Pride Inspired Make Up Tutorial at 7pm
This year we have teamed up with local Make Up academy Jimmy C to bring you Glam Pride Inspired makeup tutorial.
This is an Online Event which can be viewed live on our Facebook page.
Jimmy C Makeup was first established in 2015 offering the highest quality in Makeup Training. Jimmy C is now renowned for the Jimmy C College Of Makeup Artistry where they offer the very best Makeup Training for all levels.
Wednesday, July 8
‘Then And Now’ at 8pm
Join Theatre Artist and Musician, Ann Blake and her wife Jenny, a political activist, as they host Then And Now: an evening of stories, songs and performances featuring Limerick queer artists. Reflecting on the theme of being out at different ages in different times, the artists will share a combination of their own work and/or work which inspires them. Artists on the night include Myles Breen, Michelle Fox, Shane Hickey O’Mara, Jared Nadin and more to be confirmed.
Ann wrote her award winning show, The Morning After The Life Before, in 2017 and has since toured it in Ireland, The UK, Canada and New York and Jenny was a key figure in ‘Yes Equality Limerick’, the Marriage Equality campaign in 2015.
Thursday, July 9
Youth Zoom event TBD
The Youth Zoom event which will include chats and musical numbers.
Virtual Cabaret Bingo at 6pm
Join your hosts Dame Stuffy and Carrie Dewayy as we bring you virtual cabaret bingo. This will be bingo like you have not experienced before so get ready for a night of comedy, entertainment, and performances. Prizes up for grabs on the night, including cash prizes so the more people that take part the more money you have a chance of winning. To play only costs €5 for 2 Bingo Sheets which will be emailed to you. Full list of rules and Paypal link can be found on our Facebook event page. This is a night not to be missed, we would highly recommend you and family or friends to join in on the fun. Remember the more people in it the higher the cash prize will be.
Friday, July 10
Limerick Youth Service, Make Up Tutorial TBD
Limerick Youth Service, Make Up Tutorial with drag queen and king followed by a movie night over zoom with young people. There will also be a competition with a Prom King/Queen and Monarch for non-binary.
‘Twas the night before Pride’ secret session from 9pm
Mickey Martins returns for another year to host the pre-pride party, Twas the night before pride secret session. Mickey Martins will have the guest DJ. THIS IS LIVE ON MICKEY MARTINS FACEBOOK PAGE AND NOT AT THE ACTUAL PUB.
Saturday, July 11
Limerick Virtual Pride Parade at 2.30pm
Limerick Virtual Pride Parade will be shown out on Pride Facebook page, where we will show a mix of our Parades, messages, and pictures from the public. We are delighted to announce that this year’s Grand Marshall is Senator David Norris.
Our virtual Limerick pride Parade will also feature as the opening pride event for Pride Inside. Pride Inside includes Kerry Pride, Killarney Pride, Galway Pride, Black Pride Ireland and Mayo Pride which have for the first time all joined together to bring events across Ireland from July 11th-19th .
Virtual Pridefest at 4pm
Join us for our traditional Pridefest (Block Party) where there will be performances from many local artists, drag queens, Live music from Irelands Got Talent Cork girl duo Sparkle and the annual Tea Dance with Myles Breen.
Dj Olivia Chau at 8.30pm
Dj Olivia Chau brings you the best of R&B, hip hop, and floor filler classics.
Sunday, July 12
A Cup Of Tea With Tina D at 6pm
Thursday July 9 – Saturday July 11
Virtual Youth Pride
Please note: All youth events registered through Eventbrite will receive a package, no youth events during the week will be shown out on any of Limerick Prides social media pages. Follow
Limerick LGBTQ Pride Festival 2019
Rapid HIV and HEP C Testing various times:
Monday, July 8, Tuesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 11, 10am to 4pm at GOSHH, 18 Davis Street
Wednesday, July 10, 11am to 4pm at GOSHH, 18 Davis Street
Saturday, July 13, 10am to 4pm at The Health Hub Limerick
Call GOSHH at 061 314354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, July 5 – Limerick Pride Launch
On Friday, July 5th, Pride Launch at McGettigans Pub at Limerick City Hotel from 8.30pm with free finger food, and performances followed by music from DJ Eamonn on the night. Free entry.
Saturday, July 6 – Pride Escape
On Saturday, July 6th, Pride Escape, Pride will be getting a group together for Escape rooms at 5pm. Tickets €19 if interested contact email@example.com or our facebook page, pre-booking your spot is required.
Sunday, July 7 – Mr and Ms Gay
On Sunday, July 7th, Mr and Ms Gay Limerick takes place at Cobblestone Joes from 8pm your host will be Carrie Deway followed by DJ. Entry €7.
Monday, July 8 – Tattoo Pride Pop Up
On Monday, July 8th, Tattoo Pride Pop Up will take place from 11am-5pm in Chapel Street Custom Studio, €50 on selected tattoos. Later that evening from 8.30pm there will be a table quiz in McGettigans Pub at Limerick City Hotel, teams of four €20. Great prizes to be won on the night.
Monday, July 8 – Pride Quiz Night
On Monday, July 8th, Pride Quiz Night will take place at McGettigans Pub at Limerick City Hotel from 8.30pm. Table of 4 is 20 euro.
Tuesday, July 9 – Print with Pride
On Tuesday, July 9, Print with Pride takes place at Limerick Printmakers Studio & Gallery in Johns Square from 4.30pm to 6pm. This is a free event where you can bring along your t-shirts, jumpers, tote bags, or simply use some of the paper at the event, to create your own custom Limerick Pride Silk Screen art piece.
Tuesday, July 9 – Queens on the Cobbles
On Tuesday, July 9, Queens on the Cobbles takes place at Cobblestones Joes at 9pm. This free entry open mic event was a great success last year and promises to be a great evening, with loads of different types of entertainment such as comedy, drag performances to live music. Hosted by Karma Monet.
Wednesday, July 10 – Make Up tutorial class
On Wednesday, July 10th, Make Up tutorial class with Jake Meehan, international Makeup Artist, social influencer and Inglot IRE Pro Team Member. This is a ticketed event with full details to be announced.
Thursday, July 11 – Outlet LGBT+ Adult Social Group
On Thursday 11th July an Outlet LGBT+ Adult Social Group will be held at GOSHH, 18 Davis Street from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
Call GOSHH at 061 314354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday, July 11 – Movie and Bingo night
On Thursday, July 11th, Movie and Bingo night downstairs in the Commercial Bar. The movie will be announced on social media and will start at 6.30pm, Bingo will start at 8.30pm with prizes to be won on the night.
Friday, July 12 – Walk with Pride Walking Tour
On Friday, July 12, Walk with Pride Walking Tour meet and greet at Arthur Quay at 7pm, history walk and talk of Limericks history with a good fun gay humour. Tour will take up to 1.5 hours.
Friday, July 12 – Limerick Pride Youth Party
On Friday, July 12, Limerick Pride Youth Party takes place at Lava Javas Youth Cafe, Lower Glentworth Street from 6-9pm. Presented by Limerick Youth Service & GOSHH, young people (14-19yrs) from Limerick & beyond are invited to enjoy music and meet new people. The team will also be preparing for Limerick’s Pride Parade which takes place the following day.
Those interested in attending are invited to the youth café which is located at Limerick Youth Service’s Community Training Centre.
Pride Youth Party is a celebration of the LGBTI community and all young people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or race are invited.
A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures. ROAR. This is a free entry event with all welcome to attend.
Friday, July 12 – ‘T’was the night before Pride’
On Friday, July 12, ‘T’was the night before Pride’ will take place at Mickey Martins from 9pm-1am. A free entry traditional pre-pride party with guest DJ’s and camp classics.
Saturday, July 13 – Limerick Pride Parade
On Saturday, July 13, Limerick Pride Parade, the highlight of our annual festival, is a chance for the LGBTQ community, family, friends and the entire city, to gather to promote and celebrate diversity and equality.
**Pride Parade gathering @1.30pm for groups and floats, parade leaving city hall strictly @2.30pm sharp up O’Connell Street, across Mallow Street to Henry Street, past Arthurs Quay Park and ending at the Hunt Museum for PrideFest 2019. This year is going to be more colourful than ever before so please feel free to be as colourful and creative as you wish.
Saturday, July 13 – Pridefest 2019
On Saturday, July 13, ‘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, live music from Cork duo Sparkle, with plenty of entertainment.
Saturday, July 13 – Pride Climax Party
On Saturday, July 13, Pride Climax Party takes place at Dolan’s from 8.30pm. Three venues, The Warehouse, Upstairs in Dolans and Kasbah Club all under one roof to bring you the biggest party of all!!
For the first time in Limerick a RuPaul’s Dragrace queen, Jujubee will headline the Pride Climax Party. From 8.30pm the Warehouse will light up for this year’s pride party with acts from across the globe. Victoria Secret from Dragged Up is your host for the evening with performances from, Emmett Daly, Michelle Grimes, Letycha Le’Synn and Carrie Deway. With three venues, three DJs, including Saved by The 90’s upstairs in Dolans & Alter Ego in the Kasbah Club. Pre-tickets are on sale & can be purchased online for €15 or €30 for the Jujubee meet & greet at www.dolans.ie or Ticketmaster.ie.
Sunday, July 14 – Unwind with Pride
On Sunday, July 14, Unwind with Pride at Mickey Martins a free entry event to unwind with friends over food & drinks.