Dublin Pride, also known as Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride, is an annual event that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in Dublin, Ireland. It has a rich history dating back to the 1970s when the first Pride march took place in 1974, making it one of the oldest Pride events in Europe.
The early Pride marches in Dublin were small and often faced opposition and hostility. However, over the years, the event grew in size and significance, becoming a symbol of visibility, acceptance, and celebration for the LGBTQ+ community.
Regrettably, the 1980s in Ireland would be an even more difficult time for LGBTQ+ persons. Declan Flynn was brutally murdered in Fairview Park in 1983. Five thugs had attacked Declan and left him for dead. These assailants were between the ages of 12 and 18. Shortly after being apprehended, they admitted to what they had done, claiming that they were "cleaning the park of queers." The attackers were only given a suspended manslaughter sentence, adding to the indignation of this heinous murder.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Dublin Pride continued to evolve, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and raising awareness of issues affecting the community. In 1983, the first official Dublin Pride Parade took place, marking a significant milestone in the event's history.
In the early 2000s, Dublin Pride expanded into a multi-day festival featuring a diverse range of events, including parades, parties, workshops, film screenings, and cultural performances. The festival became a platform for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies to come together, celebrate diversity, and call for equality and inclusion.
In 2019, Dublin Pride commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history, with the theme "Rainbow Revolution." The event attracted thousands of participants and supporters, highlighting the progress made in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights while acknowledging the ongoing challenges faced by the community.
Today, Dublin Pride continues to be one of the largest Pride festivals in Ireland, drawing participants from across the country and beyond. It serves as a reminder of the importance of visibility, solidarity, and resilience in the ongoing pursuit of LGBTQ+ equality and acceptance.
Be You, Be Kind, Be Proud.
The next Dublin Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, June 29th, 2024.
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We are conveniently located next to the airport and just five minutes from the motorways. Carlton Dublin Airport provides a complimentary 24 hour airport shuttle buss and electric charging points for guests arriving by car along with competitive car parking rates!
If you're looking to unwind Carlton hotel is conveniently located on the main bus corridor to Dublin City Centre. Just outside the hotel guests can hop on any of the below lines and be in the heart of the city centre in 15mins: 16A, 41 A/B/C, 33A/B and 46X. Timetables, Route Planners and Real Time information can be found on DublinBus.ie.
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