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Over 40,000 Take Part in Colourful #DublinPride Parade

Dublin Pride 2014

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Over 40,000 people took to the streets of Dublin yesterday to take part in a massively successful Dublin Pride parade, which started at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square and finished up at Merrion Square (click on link below for more photos and link to Garda Band video!).

Many Irish societies, groups and companies took part in Ireland’s second largest festival, second only to the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Amongst those represented were Google, Facebook, the Irish National Teachers Organisation, Sinn Féin, Labour, Fianna Fáil, the Greens, Fine Gael and many, many more. 

The parade was led by Dublin Pride’s Grand Marshal, Colm O’Gorman, who is also Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland. Colm was joined in the parade by his husband and two children in a horse-drawn carriage through the city.

An impressive and somewhat poignant ‘first’ for the city’s LGBTQ festival was the presence of the music band of An Garda Síochána, whose first song in the march was Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’. [Watch the video clip on EILE‘s Facebook page]. It was the first time that the Gardaí were actively involved in an Irish Pride festival, although another ‘first’ for the Gardaí took place recently when a uniformed Garda marched in Berlin Pride.

For many more colourful photos of yesterday’s Dublin Pride parade, visit our photo album of the event on our Facebook page!

About Scott De Buitléir

Scott De Buitléir has been a writer since the age of 15, writing in both Irish (Gaelic) and English. He has worked as a journalist, columnist, copywriter and reviewer for over ten years. Originally from Dublin, he now lives in Cork.

One comment on “Over 40,000 Take Part in Colourful #DublinPride Parade

  1. […] Posted on June 30, 2014July 7, 2014 The first big Pride festivals of the year have started and we were happy to represent Belfast Pride this weekend in the brilliant sunshine at Dublin Pride. You can follow the link below to find out more and see some photos from the day. We are putting the final touches to the Belfast Pride Festival programme and we will let you know about more events over the next few days. Now, how do we make sure we get sunshine for Pride Day ? Eile.ie – Over 40,000 Take Part in Colourful #DublinPride Parade […]

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