North-West LGBT Pride events

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In advance of the 10th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride events in Sligo, North-West LGBT Family Pride join forces with community partners, 8 Rays Leitrim and Yes Equality, to bring a week of festivity to Carrick on Shannon and surrounding areas.

In advance of the 10th annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride events in Sligo, North-West LGBT Family Pride join forces with community partners, 8 Rays Leitrim and Yes Equality, to bring a week of festivity to Carrick on Shannon and surrounding areas.

All events are open to LGBTI+ people, their families and friends. Events starting after 9pm are over 18s only. All venues are wheelchair accessible, but may not have accessible toilet facilities. Please contact lgbt.leitrim@gmail.com or the particular venue for detailed access information and requests.

8 Rays Leitrim present Colourable Collaboret on Thursday 6th August 10pm - late at Paddy’s Bar, Main Street. www.facebook.com/paddyspublichouse.

Admission Free.

Mastrix of Ceremonies, Ms Honeysuckle Rose, hosts an evening of song, stories and surprises with a slue of special guests. Bring an open mind and a sense of adventure.

8 Rays Leitrim present Enigma on Friday 7th August 10:30pm - late at Club 360, Townparks - www.club360.ie

Tickets: €10 / €8 concessions (ID required).

“Enigma: a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand...but not impossible! So why not join us and celebrate Northwest LGBT Pride. There will be live music, DJs and dancing at Carrick on Shannon’s premier night-club. Featuring performances by:

Headline performance by Beware Of You, Joey’s Hope, Cian Cowley DJ-extraordinaire, Roxanne Dirte.

A Northwest LGBT Pride Fundraiser: The Ole Gay Disco on Saturday 8th August 10pm - late in The Bush Hotel, Main Street - www.bushhotel.com

Tickets: €7 / €5 concessions

Vinyl DJs bring you vintage tunes to dance your socks off!

Northwest LGBT Family Pride in association With Yes Equality present Family Fun Day on Sunday 9th August 2pm - 6pm at Lough Key Forest Park, www.loughkey.ie

Admission Free - car-parking €4 per vehicle.

Come and celebrate the momentous Yes to Marriage Equality vote with fellow supporters, volunteers, campaigners, friends and families in one of the area’s favourite parks by Lough Key.

Look for the Yes Equality signs and banners by the main car park. Bring some picnic to share and your party hats. 8 Rays Leitrim (formerly LGBTI Leitrim) is a group created by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer identifying people, our families, friends and supporters in Co Leitrim and beyond.

We meet in Carrick on Shannon for monthly social brunches and were centrally involved in the Yes Equality Leitrim campaign.

For more information, please visit www.8RaysLeitrim.com, follow us on Facebook and Twitter or e-mail lgbt.leitrim@gmail.com.