Monday 16 September 2019

Three-day Pride Festival for Sligo

Sligo Pride is making a comeback! After three years away from Sligo, a Pride festival is being held next weekend.

Members of Sligo's LGBTQ community, in association with Dublin LGBTQ Pride and The Outing Festival, will host a three day series of events over August 9 to August 11, 2019.

The Sligo Pride Comeback coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which signified a change in the LGBTQ Civil Rights movement.

The three day festival kicks off with a banner-making workshop, Open Mic Night in Riverside Hotel on Friday, August 9.

There'll be poets, story-tellers, comedians and all manner of talented performers from around the area. First timers welcome.

Gathering on Saturday for Sligo Pride march at Abbey Street car park at 12.30pm, and due to start from 2pm.

The Pride route is different from previous years. It will move off from the gathering point, on to Castle Street and Grattan Street, then O'Connell Street before passing over Hyde Bridge to Stephen Street where a Pride Party takes to the stage from 3pm with music and entertainment for all.

Sligo Pride's After Party is brought to you by Ireland's very own Queen of Matchmaking, Eddie McGuinness, with live DJs, Drag performances and a taste of The Outing Festival. Sligo Pride's After Party will be kicking off from 8.30pm in the Clayton Hotel.

There will be a Sunday Chillout in the Swagman Bar, Wine Street from 2.30pm to help with the festive comedown.

Stay updated on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or visit the website: or email us at to keep up to date with the three day festival.

Sligo Pride is a community lead festival for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community launched in 2019. We are planning for Sligo Pride 2020, so if you'd like to get in touch and offer support please email

Sligo Champion