LIMERICK PRIDE 2022 Parade Registration
The Pride Parade for 2022 takes place on Saturday, July 9 and we are now taking registrations for groups to take part in this year’s Parade.
Pery Square 12.20- 12.40 pm for floats, groups gathering from 12.50pm. Parade leaving Pery Square strictly at 2.15 pm. Finishing time at 2.45pm with groups making their way into to back of the Hunt Museum grounds, floats will continuing their journey or if they wish can park into the Potato Market car park at their own cost.
TO REGISTER GO HERE
TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS YEAR’S PRIDE GO HERE
Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2022 celebrates a Culture of Pride
Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2022 will be taking place starting from Monday, July 4 until Sunday, July 10 with the Parade on Saturday, July 9 and will feature a multitude of events from workshops, support meetings and discussions to evenings of music and club nights, to cater to the Pride needs of everyone.
Use the hashtag #PrideisCultureLimerick
Monday, July 4
On Monday, July 4, A Culture of Pride, the official launch of Limerick Pride 2022 will be held at Ormston House from 6pm to 8pm with a wine reception, an address by Adam Long of the National LGBT Federation, a performance by renowned Limerick movement artist Mark Carberry aka ‘mmmmmmmmmmmmove’, and a talk on film and theatre actress Alice O’Day by our 2022 Grand Marshall Sharon Slater. Alice O’Day who was born in 1882 in Kilfinane, County Limerick and acted on stage and screen before her death in 1937 aged 55 years old.
Also on Monday, July 4, Dragaoke takes place from 9pm at McGettigans featuring a night of karaoke and drag performances in honour of Leo Shine, hosted by Elise Cox and Darren Shine with proceeds raised going to Irish Cancer Society.
Tuesday, July 5
On Tuesday, July 5, ‘Kaleidoscope’, an exhibition featuring a diverse collection of artists curated by Moya Ni Cheallaigh, will be launched by Myles Breen at 6pm at the Hunt Museum and will run at the museum until Sunday, July 17.
Also on Tuesday, July 5, Pride Self Defence, is a free event with Munster Martial Arts in association with Stop the Bully Ireland takes place at Delta Sports Dome from 8.15pm. Registration essential.
Wednesday, July 6
On Wednesday, July 6, Print with Pride with Limerick Printmakers at the Belltable from 4.30pm to 6pm, 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 alongside images of beloved LGBTQ Stonewall activist Masha P Johnson.
Also on Wednesday, July 6, Pride Documentary Night in honour of the 30th Anniversary of Marsha P. Johnson’s death takes place at the Belltable from 6pm. This free event features films by Limerick Youth Theatre (LYT) members who have worked with award winning actor, writer and director, Myles Breen on devised comic short films.
Young award winning filmmaker Shane Joyce will screen his new Limerick based LGBTQ documentary followed by a screening of ‘The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson’.
Thursday, July 7
On Thursday, July 7 a Youth Sexual Health workshop takes place from 2pm to 6pm at Limerick Youth Service building at 5 Lower Glentworth Street, organised by GOSHH and Limerick Youth Service. During this workshop there will be discussion around consent, contraception and STI’s. A condom demo will also take place. Please sign up at the link below, limited spaces available.
Also on Thursday, July 7, The Morning After The Life Before by Ann Blake takes place at 8pm at Dolans Warehouse. Gúna Nua presents the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning play for one night only. The show is a personal, entertaining tale of weddings, ‘coming out’ and arguments over who takes out the bins. Tickets from Dolans.ie.
Also on Thursday, July 7, ‘Mockie Ah’ takes place at Amber Nightclub at 9pm, featuring Ireland’s biggest Drag Haus and queer collective. A tour-de-force of camp, comedy, absolute bangers, and sparkling sequins. Mockie Ah is a celebration of all things camp, queer, nostalgic and oh so very Irish. It is a safe space where everyone is welcomed, loved, embraced, and covered in glitter!
Friday, July 8
Friday, July 8, ‘T’was the night before Pride’, a free entry traditional pre-pride party with street performers, guest DJ’s and camp classics will take place at Mickey Martins from 1pm.
Also Friday, July 8, Southill Pride Family will take place at the Southill Hub from 4.30 to 6.30 pm. This family day will offer activities, fun things to do and a BBQ. It is open to young people, parents, and community members.
Also on Friday, July 8, Limerick Pride Youth Party takes place at Lava Javas Youth Cafe, Lower Glentworth Street from 5-8pm. Presented by Limerick Youth Service, young people (14-19yrs) from Limerick and beyond are invited to enjoy music and meet new people at this free event. The team will also be preparing for Limerick’s Pride Parade which takes place the following day.
Saturday, July 9
On Saturday, July 9, the Limerick Pride Parade, will bring some extra colour and music to Limerick City Centre, gathering at Pery Square from 12.20pm for floats, with groups gathering from 12.50pm. The Parade will leave strictly at 2pm, the Parade will make its way across Mallow Street to Henry Street, past Arthurs Quay Park, ending at the Hunt Museum.
PrideFest 2022 at the Hunt Museum is a showcase of local LGBT culture in a lavish marquee in the museum gardens from 3pm – 6pm. This is a free family-friendly event with a free bouncing castle for kids, cone van, cafe and bar on site, live music and plenty of entertainment including the Annual tea Dance with Myles Breen.
Also on Saturday, July 9, Limerick Pride Climax Party Ft. Courtney Act takes place at Dolans Warehouse from 8.30pm with International drag artist Courtney Act headlining a stellar line up including ‘Dragged Up’ with Paul Ryder, Regina George and Pixie hosted by Victoria Secret, Burlesque artist Miss LaVelle and Eurovision and pop chart topper Sarah McTernan. With three floors of music including ‘Saved by the 90s’ upstairs, Alter Ego with DJ Olivia Chau in the Kasbah Club and a DJ set from Spin South West in the warehouse. Limited VIP Courtney Act meet and greet tickets available at Dolans.ie.
Sunday, July 10
On Sunday, July 10, Dragged to Brunch takes place at House Limerick with the drag queens of Mockie Ah!, Candy Warhol, Dakota Mode and Ellie Uminate hosting a series of Drag Shows, Bingo, games and plenty of disco at House Limerick from 2 pm. Booking essential!
This year’s Pride will have an educational aspect. Support meetings will be held during the week for youth, adult and trans groups. GOSHH, 18 Davis Street will provide Rapid HIV testing at different points in the week. Call GOSHH at 061 314354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The ‘Irish Names Quilt’ Exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art takes place July 4 -17. GOSHH invites all members of the LGBTI+ community, their family, friends, allies, and people with an interest in culture and history to visit the exhibition. The Irish Names Project was created in honour and remembrance of those who died in Ireland from AIDS and HIV-related illnesses.