Sligo Pride AGM 2023

Sligo Pride Festival invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting on May 11th 2023 at 19:00.

The meeting will cover a general report on our position leading into this years pride festivities and Electing our officers for the Sligo Pride committee.

Want to help out this year?
Email for information.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Wild Atlantic Wednesday Events

Tomorrow, August 3rd, We have several events taking place in `Strandhill, Sligo!

Beginning at 11am there is a Beach Yoga session for those who want a refreshing start to the day. It is being led by Blaithin Sweeney (@your_wellbeing_warrior) and tickets have been reduced from €12 to €9.39 and are available here:

Then to relax and chill, at 1pm we have a hill climb on Knocknarea, followed by a picnic. Meeting point is outside the Circle K and all are welcome to attend! Free registration here!:

After that its back to Strandhill beach at 5pm to go body boarding!!! The session will be hosted by Sligo Surf and last til 7:30. Tickets are €25 and are available here:

Lastly and very importantly, we have a panel on the LGBT+ experiences in the Traveller community at 8pm. This is an online event and we’d really appreciate all attendance to hear about these very under represented people and their stories. You can register for the event here:

Jungle Door with Eva’s Echo Theatre Company

We are delighted to announce that as part of Sligo Pride Festival 2022 that we are working with Eva’s Echo Theatre Company and Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo to bring you Jungle Door on Friday the 5th of August.

“Indulge in the joyous, disheartening, and hopeful moments over a year shared by ex-lovers Michelle and Louise as they rekindle their friendship. Challenged by beauty standards and the housing crisis Michelle smiles through the filler and plans her perfect day, unaware her bridesmaid is hiding a dark secret. Join us for a rehearsed reading of this unique piece of Queer Theatre”

Tickets are available at the link below;

Sligo Pride Festival 2022

4 weeks to go until Sligo Pride Festival 2022!

Here’s a little taste of what we have confirmed so far with more to be announced over the coming weeks.

Our committee have been very busy over the last few months from the Rainbow Ball in April to planning this Festival in August.

This year will see events around the county including Tubbercurry and Strandhill, the first Pride March through Sligo (Saturday August 6th) since 2019 with a number of in person events both indoors and outside. This doesn’t mean we have forgotten the importance of online events.

We will be confirming and announcing the rest of our events including online drop ins and safe spaces via our social media over the coming weeks so keep any eye out so you don’t miss out.

[Image Description] Photo of a river surrounded by buildings with pink and white flowers in the left foreground.

The Sligo Pride logo is overlaying the image (black bold lettering with rainbow shell).

In the foreground in white lettering reads: August 1st – 7th

Yoga | Bodyboarding | Theatre | Coffee Meet up | Rock Painting | Walk & Picnic | and more TBA


Sligo Spring Pride 2022

Sligo Pride Rainbow Ball aims to be a night of fun and euphoria. The idea was to try and recreate the debs/ prom but to make it queer.  We know not everyone had a chance to go as their true authentic selves so Sligo Pride have planned a big Queer Rainbow Ball.
This evening will include a fabulous drag act, a 3 course meal followed by a D.J and dancing 💃
This event aims to be as inclusive as possible and to do that we have ensured that:
The building is accessible with ramps, disabled parking and bathrooms
A quiet room available to take a breather for anyone who might feel overwhelmed
Mood lighting and lower music volumes to help prevent sensory overload
A free online option will be available for people to attend remotely
Discounted ticket options available for anyone who feel that cannot attend for financial reasons
A clothes swap to be planned closer to the time to help you find the perfect outfit
And a makeup artist and hair stylist to be available on the day to help you look and feel your best

Sligo Pride Rainbow Ball poster designed by Rosie Dore

Buy your tickets on Eventbrite

Sligo Pride AGM

Join us for our AGM where we will review the last year of the Sligo Pride committee and elect a new committee for Sligo Pride Festival 2022.

Positions available include:

• Chairperson – is charged with providing leadership and direction to the committee, the Chairperson is responsible for ensuring that the committee fulfils its responsibilities for the governance and success. The Chairperson is generally the spokesperson and should work to maintain key relationships within and outside the committee.

• Secretary – also known as the Administrative Officer is responsible for the documentation and communication of the activities of the committee. The secretary is the primary administration officer of the committee and provides the links between the committee, members and outside agencies. The Secretary should be a good communicator, maintain confidentiality on relevant matters and have the ability to delegate tasks and supervise others. Amongst the Secretary’s tasks are to prepare agendas, control and distribute minutes, receive and disseminate correspondence to and from the committee etc.

• Treasurer – also known as the Financial Officer is responsible for the financial supervision of the Committee to allow the committee to provide good governance. The Treasurer is the chief financial management officer whose tasks include the preparation of annual budgets, planning for the organisations financial future and monitoring the organisations revenue and expenditure. It is desirable that the treasurer is well organised and possesses a level of financial expertise.

• Events Coordinator – is responsible for the coordination of the events which help to make up the Pride Festival.

• PRO (Public Relations Officer) also known as the Communications Officer is responsible for the overseeing of media engagements, including the release of press releases and promotional material to media partners and news outlets. They oversee the administration of Sligo Pride’s social media presence as well as the organisation’s website.

• Sponsorship & Fundraising Officer – is responsible for sourcing potential sponsorship streams for Sligo Pride as well as coordinating fundraising efforts. They report directly to the financial officer in all matters concerning monies raised.

• Social Inclusions Officer – acts as a liaison between the Committee, volunteers and the public to help build Sligo Pride as a socially inclusive Pride festival regardless of socio-economic status, disability, orientation or gender identity, etc. Sometimes known as an Accessibility Officer, though this term can be limiting.

• Volunteer Coordinator – is responsible for the recruitment, training and coordination of registered volunteers with Sligo Pride.

Registration for the meeting can be found at this link:

If you have any questions in relation to these roles, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us on

Brunch @ Knox

Join us in Knox for a tasty brunch and some chats as the Sligo Pride week comes to an end. Choose from a range of delicious brunch options on the Knox brunch menu, enjoy good company and fill up before heading over to our final event at the Hawkswell where Sinead Sexton will perform gazelle: A Story of Eva Gore-Booth a solo performance exploring Eva’s true voice.

Tickets can be found for Sinead’s performance on the Hawkswell website, just follow the link here: