Saturday 29 April 2017

Tens of thousands colour the streets of Dublin in annual Pride parade

The Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
The Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Dublin City today to celebrate the Pride Parade, the largest event of Pride Week.

The colourful parade started at 1pm and ran from the Garden of Remembrance to Merrion Square.

Google even provided a colourful outline of the parade for all Google Maps users to celebrate the event.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Rebel Rebel” honouring the events of 1916 and David Bowie.

Dublin City has turned into the colours of the rainbow to celebrate the event and promote LGBTQ equality.

While today’s parade is the highlight of the week there are parties, brunches and celebrations happening across the city today.

Capel Street is the centre of all parties from 2pm today with Pantibar and Nealons both hosting and DJ El Styra having a pop party nearby.

You can check out the countless events and parties happening across the city tonight here:

Tomorrow Pride Week will come to an end tomorrow at 6pm at Merrion Square with a ceremony of remembrance for all who died “fighting for freedom and for equality and to celebrate their lives”.

Check out the full gallery, here:

Dolores Quinlan and Valerie O'Dwyer, both from Celbridge, at the Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Dolores Quinlan and Valerie O'Dwyer, both from Celbridge, at the Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Maximillian Foy from Dundrum and Garvin Murphy from Fairview at the Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Melissa Cacchioni from Rome, Gaia Cilento from Milan and Aslessia Scardala from Treviso at the Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
The Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Irene Milton (right) along with friends Caoimhe Fallon and Jessica Ray all from Roscommon at the Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Rachel Furey from Castlewarden, Kildare at the Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Laura Guillen and Rocio Palacion from Navan (originally from Spain) at the Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
The Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
A man wearing a dog mask from Geared Ireland Irish Leather, Rubber and Fetish Club taking part in the Gay Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Lindy Greene, her daughter Summer Greene (5) and mum Joan Clarke, all from Castleknock, at the Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Adam Smolarek from Poland at the Pride Parade in Dublin City Centre. Picture: Steve Humphreys

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