Galway PRIDE festival 2016
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Pride Parade: 1pm at City Hall on Saturday 20th August 2016.

Galway Pride Festival Official Pride Party


20 August at 20:00 to 21 August at 2:00

1 City – 1 Community – 2 Parties – 1 Ticket

Saturday night at the Black Box, with performances by Dublin drag queen Victoria Secret and music by 2FM DJ Conor Behan.


Price: €20 Early Bird (until August 8th) / €25 Regular


Venue is wheelchair accessible and ALL toilets are gender neutral.

8pm – 11pm

Outdoor Block Party

All early bird tickets will finish on August 7th so get in early and save up to €15 on the weekend!

Exerpt from the Connacht Tribune Article : 

Plan for biggest-ever Galway LGBT celebration

by Denise McNamara – Jul 31, 2016

 The parade will be led by grandmarshal James Patrice, Ireland’s top snapchatter who has presenting gigs on TV3’s Ireland AM and Xposé, finishing up in the Spanish Arch, where there will be a family fun event for three hours, with music and food.

On the Friday, there will be a comedy night at the Loft in Seven on Bridge Street with comedians Pat McDonnell from Father Ted, while Katherine Lynch with host Martin Beanz Warde.

The biggest party takes place on Saturday night at the Black Box, with performances by Dublin drag queen Victoria Secret and music by 2FM DJ Conor Behan.

The traditional Corrib Princess cruise and party on the Sunday evening kicks off with drinks at Nova Bar before revellers are transported by open top bus to Woodquay.

The more serious side of the festival take place at the beginning of the week with workshops on mental health, one centred on the transsexual community, another geared to parents of gay children with a talk by Paul Hegarty of the West Sligo Family Resource Centre who almost lost his daughter to suicide after she came out.

A third workshop is dedicated to HIV – last year there was a 30% increase in the numbers of people diagnosed with the virus, with one person each week diagnosed in University Hospital Galway alone.

This will be hosted by Robbie Lawlor, a former Mr Gay Ireland who lives with HIV and now works as an advocate for the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender community.

Thursday is an alcohol-free day of events geared to tee-totallers and those who feel disenfranchised by the festival’s alcohol-fuelled partying.

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