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: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sligo-pride-beach-yoga-tickets-388190336747

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!:  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/knocknarea-guided-walk-and-picnic-tickets-388271028097

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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sligo-pride-wild-atlantic-wednesday-surf-extravaganza-tickets-385833687947

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: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/panel-lgbt-journeys-in-the-traveller-community-tickets-391503566707?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

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


Walk and Picnic

Hosted by Outwest Mayo

Last Sunday the 13th of june some of our committee took a trip over to Castelbar to attend the walk organised by the OutWest Mayo subcommittee. It was a breath of fresh air. The sun was shining and everyone seemed to be in a great mood because of it.

This is the first time I have been at anything since everything shut down and I can tell you that I was glad to be out again. There were all age groups in this nice small group of ours, some even brought their dogs and we were all wearing hints of rainbows.

We started at Lough Lannagh car park and took a nice leisurely pace making sure to give ourselves lots of room. The nature was a treat to look at, the water flowing down the river, the sound of the light wind through the long grass and trees, the sun shining on the smooth tarmac. Along the pathway there were metal casts of footprints on the ground, fairy houses and photo viewing stands. We stopped on the foot bridge for a quick photo and then headed back to the car.

From there we headed into town to grab a coffee and some cake in The Brewery Cup and then strolled over to the Mall to lay down our blankets on the grass and enjoy our picnic. Time flew by as the kids played nearby and the clouds passed overhead. We were all talk about pride with hopes of the parade going ahead for Mayo, as it is the first to hold an in person one on 10th of July in Westport. With Mayo’s pride parade going ahead it makes it all very exciting for other Irish pride festivals and their events. I would like to thank the Mayo OutWest subcommittee for inviting us to this wonderful event.

The Sligo OutWest subcommittee will be hosting a coffee morning starting this Saturday the 19th of June meeting in Penny Café from 12pm-2pm and every two weeks after.

Come join for some tea and chats.   

-Seanagh, Volunteer Coordinator

Sligo Pride Postpones until August 2021!

Sligo Pride Committee has made the tough decision to postpone Sligo Pride Festival until August 2021. This postponement comes as we want to be able to provide a safe, secure and enjoyable Pride Festival for everyone in Sligo and the North-West region, as such we will be focusing on building for Pride 2021.


Sligo Pride is part of the wider Pride Movement and so we know that in staying IN THIS TOGETHER we can accomplish a lot! So please Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Proud!

Bród Shona,
Sligo Pride Festival

W: www.sligopride.com
E: info@sligopride.com

So as you may have read in our online statement Sligo Pride Festival 2020 has been postponed until August 2021! This is indeed sad news as we were so looking forward to seeing you all again this year. However, Sligo Pride is the reigning champion of the ‘Pride Comeback’ and we know a lil’ something about bouncing back! 😉

As such we’re just postponing, we’ll be back in 2021 teaming up with Sligo Summer Festival, The Outing Festival & Dublin LGBTQ Pride to bring you the very best that Pride has to offer!

Keep checking in with our Facebook Page and our Facebook Event as we’ll be announcing a Winter Pride treat like no other very soon! As well as lots, lots more to keep you feeling the SPIRIT OF PRIDE!

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