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LIMERICK PRIDE PARADE 2014

Starting of at 2pm SHARP Assemble from 1pm outside Limerick Courthouse.

The route follows the same route as previous years, after leaving our assembly point, we travel up Patrick St, continuing all the way up O’Connell St before turning right onto Lower Mallow St, we then turn right again on to Henry St and continue all the way down to Liddy St before turning right one final time on to Honan’s Quay, We then turn left onto Rutland St to end up back outside the Potato Market where this years PrideFest will be held.

Sunday 24th August: 1

2.30pm:  Pride in the Park – Sports, Kids Entertainment + Music.  Fill your picnic basket and enjoy a day out in People’s Park.

8pm:  Official Opening of Limerick Pride Festival 2014.  Venue TBC 9

.30pm:  Sunday night session @ Strokers Bar, William Street feat Baldy John and lots of Pride specials

Monday 25th August:

9.30am – 5pm:  Rapid HIV testing @ GOSHH, Davis Street. To book please email admin@goshh.ie

6.30pm: Hate Crime – Support to Report.  Community information evening in conjunction with GOSHH, An Garda Síochána and TENI - To introduce the finding of the TENI STAD report 2013 and facilitate a constructive discussion about practical things we can do as a society and individual to support people to report hate related crimes. Absolute Hotel.

9.30pm:  Chill out night @ Strokers Bar, Upper William Street.  Chill out with movies, popcorn, hot chocolate or your favourite tipple.

Tuesday 26th August:

6.30pm:  The OUTlet open group @ GOSHH, Davis Street.  The OUTlet is a non-alcoholic social group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* adults. It is a confidential, safe space. Adults 18+ 16c9dcec-9771-4af7-aa1d-72b824c19382 6.30pm:  Pride Political Debate @ The Clarion Hotel.  “LGBT Rights and the Campaign for full equality.  A discussion!” Limerick Pride 2014 political

7pm - 9.00pm:  Pride Wedding Fair @ No 1 Pery Square.  Enjoy a relaxed evening filled with ideas for your Civil Partnership/Wedding.  A host of vendors including wedding planners, ring designers, florists, fashions and many more.  Open to all regardless of orientation. POSTER1

Wednesday 27th August:

9.30am- 5.30pm:  Rapid HIV testing @ GOSHH, Davis Street.  Please email admin@goshh.ie to book test.  Everyone has a status, do you know yours!

7pm:  Sexual Health Workshop - Exploring origins of HIV, modes of transmission, treatment and living with HIV.   Open to any person interested in learning more about HIV.

8pm:  The Priscilla Experience – Enjoy the camp classic Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in full cinema setting with a few surprises thrown into the mix.  Don’t just see the movie, Be the Movie!  Dress to impress!  Tickets €6.  Pre-booking advisable @ www.limetreetheatre.iePricilla expereince (1)

9.30pm:  BINGO! With Elsie Cocks @ Strokers Bar, Upper William Street.  Eyes down with Elsie for lots of laughs and fantastic prizes!

Thursday 28th August:

9.30am- 5.30pm:  Rapid HIV testing @ GOSHH, Davis Street.  Please email admin@goshh.ie to book test.  Everyone has a status, do you know yours!

7pm:  Sexual Empowerment workshop for Gay, Bisexual and Trans Men @ GOSHH, Davis Street. The infamous Sexual empowerment workshop explores what good sex is and how to have it. In this workshop, communication in sexual relationships and why people are afraid to say what they want is explored as well as what good sex means for you. 18 +

7pm:  Sexual Empowerment workshop for Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women @ GOSHH, Davis Street.  The infamous Sexual empowerment workshop explores what good sex is and how to have it. In this workshop, communication in sexual relationships and why people are afraid to say what they want is explored as well as what good sex means for you. 18 +

8.30pm: Mr & Ms Gay Limerick 2014 @ Crush87, Michael Street.  After the success of Donal & Lisa in 2013 who both came out as first runner up in Mr & Ms Gay Ireland, who is going to take the crown this year and can they go one step better.  To enter contact mrandmsgaylimerick@gmail.com.  Hosted by the one and only Paul Ryder with special performance, dance the night away as Regina George DJ’s into the early hours!  Tickets €8. 10583045_935187533174483_7515223954135438201_o

Friday 29th August:

10am – 4pm: Open Day @ GOSHH, Davis Street. Raising awareness of the support and services available @ GOSHH.  Open to people who identify as LGBT, family and friends with questions related to Gender, Orientation, Sexual Health and HIV. bbdef8f4-978f-46c8-b017-2962832f79ad 7pm:  Coming Out Workshop @ GOSHH, Davis Street.  This workshop is for anyone who is thinking of coming out, has come out, or would like to talk about coming out. In this workshop explore what coming out is and how it affects people, also explore the do’s and don’ts of coming out.

9pm:  “Twas the night before Pride“ @ Mickeys.  One of the stand out nights of Pride 2013 is back for a second year.  Mickey Martins host the ultimate pre Pride party with guest DJ’s, camp classics and one hell of a Party. facebook ad my edit

11.30pm:  Pre-Pride Party @ MILK, Glentworth Street.  Start the weekend as you mean to go on.  Special guest DJ to keep you partying till the wee hours.  Don’t forget to set your alarm for the Parade though!!!

Saturday 30th August: 11am: 

Pride Breakfast from 10am @ The Old Quarter

1pm:  Parade assembly @ The Potato Market 2pm:  Annual Limerick Pride Parade – join the parade as it takes in O Connell Street and Henry Street and brings Limerick City Centre alive with colour and music! 2014 PARADE ROUTE

3pm:  PRIDEFEST 2014 – Join this fun community day for a celebration of LGBT Culture on a scale which Limerick has never seen before.  The Potato Market Limerick will be transformed into the ultimate Pride party.  Bigger stage, bigger performances and something for all the family.  Let your hosts Celine & Paul Ryder take you through a fabulous day of performers including Laura Tapp, Europe’s No 1 Pink Tribute, Grenade and X Factor semi-finalist Misha B PrideFest 2014 For Email

7.30pm: Pre – Party at Strokers.  Celine legs it from the Block Party to host the warm up gig at Strokers Bar, Upper William Street.  Enjoy the BBQ and rest your weary bones for a few hours.

9pm:  PROFILE @ Crush87.  Limerick’s biggest night club goes exclusively gay for one night only!  DJ Ale Amaral on the decks in the main room with DJ Karen from The George spinning the classics in The Orchard.  This visual feast will have you spinning!  Early show begins in The Orchard at 9pm with Davina Devine and Victoria Secret.  Club @ 11pm.  Tickets €10 Profile-LIMERICK A

Sunday 31st August: 2pm-5pm: 

Prideful Recovery @ GOSHH.  Holistic therapies and treatments like Reiki, Tarot and Angel card readings. This is 4 hours of blissful relaxation with accomplished and trained therapists and professionals. Please see Facebook for further information. Suggested donation of €10. 6b07695b-83d9-41b7-9f37-0ffc2c47ea02

6pm-9pm:  Géilé @ Strokers Bar, Upper William Street.  A traditional Irish evening with a gay twist.  Come along and enjoy this chill out evening with live performance and of course lots of craic!

9pm:  Adele tribute Sarah O’ Kane sings out Limerick Pride 2014.  Ultimate chill out evening, just what you need after a week of being FABULOUS!  

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