Pride 2022 kicked off in Dundalk on Monday, July 11 with the Pride launch held in Louth County Museum at 7pm.
Pride 2022 will also see the launch of the History of Pride at Louth County Museum. The exhibition will be available to see all week.
According to Bernardine Quinn from Dundalk Outcomers, there was a “very good turn-out” at the event.
“Some were from the community and some were not from the community. There was a lovely buzz there,” she said.
“Bill Foley put together a terrific photo exhibition of the work of the late Christopher Robson. It’s really informative and touches on issues such as the 90s AIDS crisis to marriage equality.”
Bernardine added: “It highlights key moments in history and was the perfect way to launch the week of events for Pride 2022.”
Meanwhile, Pride Storytime took place at Louth County Library in Dundalk on Tuesday, July 12 at 2.30pm.
There was another story-time event held at the library on the same day from 3pm to 5pm. The book at the reading was titled ‘My name is Philippa’ and was read by Philippa Ryder.
Later that night, there was an event held in An Tain from 7pm to 8.30pm. There is bingo ‘n’ banter planned in the Urban Garden at the Townhouse on Wednesday, July 13 from 8pm to 10pm.
A Youth Pride event for 12 to 17-year-olds is taking place on Thursday, July 14 at the Outcomers Centre from 10am to 8pm.
A Pre-Pride party is due to be held in The Bartender on Friday, July 15 at 9pm. Meanwhile, the Family Pride Day will be celebrated on Saturday, July 16 from 12pm to 6.30pm.
Last but not least, there will be a Pride Party with The Outing on Saturday, July 16 at The Imperial Hotel from 10pm until late.