Wednesday 26 July 2017

In pictures: Weekend of colour across the country as Pride celebrations and Body & Soul draw crowds

Veronica Gubarkova, from Celbridge, Kildare, at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Veronica Gubarkova, from Celbridge, Kildare, at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with a group of supporters in Dublin City centre Picture: Gerry Mooney
Eddie McGuinness: increase in security for parade. Picture: Arthur Carron
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is kissed by two women during the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival in Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo credit : Laura Hutton/PA Wire
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival in Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo credit: Laura Hutton/PA Wire
Senator David Norris addresses the crowd at the beginning of the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival in Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo credit: Laura Hutton/PA Wire
Members of DublinÕs LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community attending the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival in Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo credit: Laura Hutton/PA Wire
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matthew Barrett attending the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival in Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo credit : Laura Hutton/PA Wire
Members of DublinÕs LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community attending the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival in Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo credit : Laura Hutton/PA Wire
Members of DublinÕs LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community attending the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival in Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo credit: Laura Hutton/PA Wire
Members of DublinÕs LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community gather in Smithfield Square during the Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival in Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 24, 2017. Photo credit : Laura Hutton/PA Wire
Kelly O'Sullivan, left, and Sorcha Kehoe, from Wexford, at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Siobhan Cogan, from Cork, Lisa McTigue, from Galway, Claire Lynch, from Cork, Sara Jane Waters from Galway, at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Laura Ridgeway, left, from Offaly, and Katie Haugh, from Dunlaoghaire, Dublin at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Laura Ridgeway, left, from Offaly, and Katie Haugh, from Dunlaoghaire, Dublin at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
l-r; Kate Hickey, from Bray, Chloe Broaders, from Greystones, and Sorcha Sheehy, from Stillorgan, at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Deirdre Young, from Rathfarnham, and Sinead Kelly, right, from Stonebatter, at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Revellers at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Suzanne Donnelly, left, and Gemma McGee, from Tyrone, at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Saoirse Talbot, from Kildare, and Chloe Pitt, from Naas, at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Katie Hansard, from Donnycarney, Dublin, and Aoife Plunkett, from Newbridge, Kildare, at Body & Soul Festival. Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. Picture: Caroline Quinn

It was a weekend of colour across the country as Pride celebrations in the capital and Body & Soul festival in Westmeath drew crowds of tens of thousands.

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