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2022 Limerick Pride flag  - Daniel Butler, Mayor of Limerick City and County, raised the flag at City Hall and wished everybody a happy Limerick Pride. Picture: Kris Luszczki/ilovelimerick 2022 Limerick Pride flag  - Daniel Butler, Mayor of Limerick City and County, raised the flag at City Hall and wished everybody a happy Limerick Pride. Picture: Kris Luszczki/ilovelimerick

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2022 Limerick Pride flag raised at City Hall in honour of Limerick’s LGBTQ community

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2022 Limerick Pride flag  – Daniel Butler, Mayor of Limerick City and County, raised the flag at City Hall and wished everybody a happy Limerick Pride. Picture: Kris Luszczki/ilovelimerick

Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival will be taking place from Monday, July 4 until Sunday, July 10 with the Parade on Saturday, July 9

Daniel Butler, Mayor of Limerick City and County has raised the Limerick Pride flag 2022 at City Hall and wished everybody a happy Limerick Pride.

The theme for this year’s pride is ‘Pride is Culture’ and there are a huge number of events planned for Pride this year in Limerick.
The theme for this year’s pride is ‘Pride is Culture’ and there are a huge number of events planned for Pride this year in Limerick.

Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival will be taking place 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. The theme this year is ‘Pride is Culture’ to shed light on the joy and resilience of artists and cultural creators within the LGBTQIA+ community.

At the Limerick Pride flag-raising event, Mayor Daniel Butler said, “We are very proud to support Pride here in Limerick and I as Mayor am very honoured to be able to get involved in this event. I want to wish you all well. I hope you have a lovely, happy, joyful and eventful Limerick Pride.”

Lisa Daly, Chairperson of Limerick Pride said, “Raising our 2022 Limerick Pride flag is so important to our community as it signifies our visibility in Limerick and beyond.”

The theme for this year’s pride is ‘Pride is Culture’ and there are a huge number of events planned for Pride this year in Limerick. 

“All events for 2022 reflect the breadth and depth of our LGBTQIA+ community. From the iconic nature of our Pride March to our newer events, we’ve created events with our entire community in mind,” Lisa Daly, Chairperson of Pride commented.

“There is something for everyone, culminating in the annual Pride Parade on Saturday, July 9 and the PrideFest party directly after the Parade at the Hunt Museum. We want to welcome everyone to join us in celebrating LGBTQ culture in Limerick and show Limerick for the truly open and accepting city that she is.”

The theme this year is ‘Pride is Culture’ to shed light on the joy and resilience of artists and cultural creators within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Richard Lynch, PRO Limerick Pride said, “LGBTQ people have always contributed to underground and mainstream culture that still influences our lives today. Our community has contributed so much to world culture and we have used our art to fight oppression in all its shapes and forms in our quest for liberation for all LQBTQ people all over the world.”

The Pride committee is delighted to announce this year’s Grand Marshall is historian and author Sharon Slater. Sharon has been researching Limerick’s for the past twenty years. She is the author of multiple publications, most  recently 100 Women of Limerick. She has received the National Heritage Hero Award and a Mayoral Reception for her promotion of Limerick’s history. She is currently the Historian-in-Residence at Ormston House.

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. Lisa Daly, Chairperson Pride added, “All events for 2022 reflect the breadth and depth of our LGBTQIA+ community. From the iconic nature of our Pride March to our newer events, we’ve created events with our entire community in mind.” 

All events for 2022 reflect the breadth and depth of our LGBTQIA+ community
All events for 2022 reflect the breadth and depth of our LGBTQIA+ community.

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.

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.

On Wednesday, July 6, an evening dedicated to the anniversary of Marsha P. Johnson’s passing takes place at the Belltable.

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 Marsha 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 byLimerick 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’.

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.

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.

For more information visit LimerickPride.ie and used the hashtag #PrideisCultureLimerick 

For more information, visit LimerickPride.ie and use the hashtag #PrideisCultureLimerick on social media.

For more information on Limerick Pride 2022 go HERE

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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