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Thursday, 4th July 2024

Hundreds expected in town to attend Drogheda Pride Festival

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A scene from last Year's Pride Parade in Drogheda.

Drogheda Pride Festival, which is taking place from 18th to 24th of July, is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to the Boyneside.

This year Drogheda Pride has been selected by Pride Stars (World Pride) to host a talent competition the lucky winner of which will win an expenses paid trip to Gran Canaria in November to represent Ireland at world final.

The Drogheda Pride founder, event manager Peter James Nugent Founder is thrilled to be asked to host this wonderful opportunity as it will bring extra tourism to Drogheda and help local businesses, bars and venues around Drogheda.

Some of the main events of Drogheda are listed below: 

Thursday 18

Pride stars competition in McHugh’s venue 8.00pm - a talent competition with one winner being sent to Gran Canaria in November to represent Ireland.  Tickets €15

Friday 19

Millmount - raising of the flag and official opening starting 12 midday 

Tour of museum - step back in time and visit Drogheda’s most famous museum. See all the history from the battle of the Boyne.

Education workshop with James Byrne about loneliness in the  LGBT community and information for parents at Millmount Quarter 1:30 pm (free event)

Friday Main event in McHugh’s starting 9.00 pm 

Extravaganza Cabaret show with Phil T Gorgeous, Dualoveit and more doors open 8pm show starts 9pm tickets €15.

Saturday 20th

Pride parade – starting from king street car park at 12 noon everyone welcome 

Family fun day courtyard coffee 1 to 3pm 

Drag brunch 4-6 bottomless drag brunch at five good things cafe with iconic drag queens, tickets €55 

Main show in McHugh’s venue with Headline act Kobra Kage, Phil T Gorgeous, Kenny Todgers, Bon Bon, Mo KaraMonroe and Avatar Guille tickets €20 doors open 8pm Show at 9pm.

Sunday 21

Education talk 3.00 pm from Mensaid Ireland 

Final of Pride Stars in McHugh’s venue. Doors open 8.00 pm, show at 9pm tickets €15 hosted by Phil T Gorgeous.

Wednesday 24th 

LGBT artist workshop in Highlanes Gallery with Peter Bradley and Stephen Doyle 7:30pm tickets www.highlanes.ie

Sponsors: Bus Eireann | Millmount Pharmacy | Louth County Council | Tourism Ireland 

All tickets now available on www.eventbright.ie or www.droghedapride.com

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