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Limerick LGBTQ Pride 2023 festival date announced

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Limerick LGBTQ Pride 2023 festival will run from July 3-9. Limerick Pride Parade 2022 brought 1000’s of people to the streets of Limerick. Picture: Kris Luszczki/ilovelimerick

The 2023 Limerick LGBTQ Pride festival will take place this July 3-9 with the Pride Parade on Saturday, July 8

2022 Limerick Pride Parade will bring a sea of rainbow colours and music to the city on Saturday, July 9th. Picture: Cian Reinhardt
2023 Limerick Pride Parade will bring a sea of rainbow colours and music to the city on Saturday, July 8th. Picture: Cian Reinhardt

Limerick LGBTQ Pride has announced this year’s Pride Festival will take place from July 3rd-9th with the much-loved Limerick Pride parade taking place on Saturday, July 8.

Making the announcement on social media this week, the group say they will release more details over the coming weeks about this year’s festival theme and what people can expect from this year’s festival.

The annual event brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and promote a message of inclusivity and respect.


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Featuring a range of activities, including live music, dance performances, talks, workshops, and the Limerick LGBTQ Pride parade, the festival also provides a safe and welcoming space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to connect with each other and celebrate their identities.

As excitement builds months out from this year’s festival, Limerick LGBTQ Pride said “More information will be released over the coming weeks but we promise you that Limerick pride Festival 2023 will continue to be bigger and better.”

The 2022 Limerick Pride theme was ‘Pride is Culture’ and aimed to shed light on the joy and resilience of artists and cultural creators within the LGBTQIA+ community.

The 2022 festival was capped off when thousands took to the streets of Limerick for what was the first Limerick Pride Parade to take place this decade following the virtual pride festivals the two years previous due to restrictions with Covid.

Last year’s Festival events included ‘A Culture of Pride’ at Ormston House featuring a talk on film and theatre actress Alice O’Day by renowned historian and this year’s Parade Grand Marshall, Sharon Slater, as well as a Marsha P. Johnson Pride event at the Belltable, in honour of the 30th anniversary of the beloved LGBTQ Stonewall activist’s death – featuring LGBT-produced and LGBT-themed documentary movies.

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