Everything you need to know about heading to Cork Pride this weekend 4 years ago

Everything you need to know about heading to Cork Pride this weekend

Hitting Cork Pride over the weekend?

If nothing else, the folk in the rebel county know how to throw a good party so you're guaranteed to have the craic.

This year's theme is 'This Is Me' as Cork celebrates 25 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

Over 15,000 people are set to descend on the city for the biggest event in its LGBTQ calendar.

The Pride parade kicks off at 2pm on Grand Parade on Sunday. Groups taking part are asked together from 12pm onwards.

The parade is a family event with people of all ages asked to come along and join in the celebrations.

RedFM will be there on the day to bring the party atmosphere.

Attendees can head back to the main stage at Grand Parade afterwards where drag queen and Ireland's Got Talent finalist Ru Paul Ryder will be MC'ing the official afterparty.


Acts on stage will include Guilty Judges and Sparkle, a DJ set from Stevie G and drag performaces by Paul Ryder and Cork drag queens Letycha Le'Synn, Mia Gold, Liam Bee and Dakota Mode.

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Looking for more to do?

The Cork Pride Trans Coffee Morning takes place on Saturday at the Triskel Arts Centre from 11am.

Check out the Pride Village at Bishop Lucey Park between 12 and 6pm on Saturday.

The Pride Breakfast Morning hosted by Cork Gay Project takes place on Sunday morning from 11am on Sunday morning at 4 South Terrace in the city.

The full programme of events can be found on the official Cork Pride website.

Happy Pride!