Pride groups located in the West of Ireland
Mayo Pride was launched in 2017 and marked an incredible twenty year journey from when the support group OutWest was started in 1997 to a parade through the rainbow decorated streets of Castlebar in 2017. Our goal was to create unity in the community without losing our individuality, to encourage diversity without focusing on our differences, to promote our beautiful county and above all to celebrate the wonderful uniqueness in everyone. We at Mayo Pride will continue to work hard at achieving these goals and to provide a vibrant, exciting festival for our LGBT+ and wider community.
We want to be visible, to show people that they aren’t alone, that they are entitled to be themselves and that the way to fit in is sometimes to stand out. Pride is a celebration of life, love and living.
Sligo Pride was formed in 2019 with the support of local LGBTIQA+ individuals coming together to present Pride in Sligo. It is the third carnation of Pride in Sligo and the North-West and returns to Sligo town after three years away. 2019 was our ‘Sligo Pride Comeback’ and just goes to show the spirit of the Pride Movement in the North-West of Ireland.
Sligo Pride shares in the values of ‘Pride as Protest’ and ‘Pride as Celebration’. We are committed to building positive visibility for all LGBTIQA+ individuals through the staging of our Pride Festival and year round events supporting the LGBTIQA+ community. We believe in the promotion of dignity and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQA+) people.
We will continue to work hard at achieving these goals and to provide a vibrant, exciting festival for our LGBTIQA+ and wider community.
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Every year we organise multiple events to get the community together. These range from dinners, walks, bbq’s and bowling to meetings, workshops, information evenings, parties and everything in between.