It Was Indeed A Very Happy Pride Day!

Pride Day 2016 Merrion Square Park Photo: M. Butler, EILE Magazine

Pride Day 2016 Merrion Square Park – Photo: M. Butler, EILE Magazine

Dublin Pride Day 2016 was one to go down in the annals of Dublin Pride as the best, happiest, most chilled of all Dublin Pride Days so far. Everyone was in a relaxed, happy mood, which was palpable, enjoying the entertainment at Merrion Square Park, and generally being glad to be there with friends, family and supporters (photos below).

It was different to last year, when, although everyone was in a great mood, the tensions and exhaustion of campaigning for a YES vote in the referendum had taken their toll, and there seemed to be still some nervousness about PDAs and being ‘out’ in public.

Not so this year, where the colourful clothes, make-up and hair of the masses reflected the Pride inside, in the relaxed ambience of Merrion Square Park, and drag-queens were out in abundance to entertain by their very presence. Great performances onstage also, with amazing music from ELM, Paul Ryder and Patrick James among others, hosted by Panti et al. After a Pride parade that saw larger numbers than ever march, led out by Grand Marshal, Max Krzyzanowski of LGBT Noise, the crowd deserved to sit down and chill out.

It was a Very Happy Dublin Pride Day indeed!

-M.Butler

Here are some more photos taken by EILE Magazine to remind you of the day:

Paul Ryder & Pat James - Photo: M. Butler

Paul Ryder & Pat James – Photo: M. Butler

 

Shiny Happy People! - Photo: M. Butler

Shiny Happy People! – Photo: M. Butler

 

LGBT helpline nice fan giving man

Fan Man In The Park – What a nice guy! – Photo: M. Butler

 

Photo: M. Butler

Photo: M. Butler

 

Photo: M. Butler

Photo: M. Butler

 

Photo: M. Butler

Photo: M. Butler

 

Park Pride Day

Photo: M. Butler

 

Park Pride Day

Photo: M. Butler

 

Park on Pride Day

Photo:M. Butler

 

Park Pride Day

Photo: M. Butler

 

Relaxed crowd in Pride Park

Photo: M. Butler

 

Park group in black clothe

Photo: M. Butler

 

girls having a chat rainbow park

Photo: M. Butler

 

Pride rainbow girls

Photo: M. Butler

 

LGBT Helpline tent

LGBT Helpline tent Photo: M Butler

 

tents in park

Pride & BeLonGTo Tents Photo: M. Butler

 

pride tent

Pride Tent Photo: M. Butler

 

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BeLonGTo Tent – Photo: M. Butler

 

Pink tshirts

Photo: M. Butler

 

Long balloons

Photo: M. Butler

 

LGBT helpline tent

Photo: M. Butler

 

 

 

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