Laois Pride is back for a second year, and there are week of events planned from the 4th to 10th of September.
It’s encouraging everyone to come out and show up for their LGBT+ friends and family this year in what is sure to be another incredible week of entertainment.
Here at iRadio – we’ve over the moon to be on board as one of the main sponsors of the event and we can’t wait to be there for a week of celebration!
And helping to lead the proceedings as Grand Marshall for the Pride Parade, is Glow Up star and Laois native James Mac Inerney!

The Parade

The Pride Parade and Festival in Portlaoise takes place on Saturday the 9th.

The parade this year will leave from Fitzmaurice place (just off mainstreet) in Portlaoise at 12pm and make its way around the town finishing in Portlaoise Leisure Centre.

Celebrations will continue from 1-5pm with bands, DJs, drag queen bingo and special guests.

The afterparty is back in Kavanaghs on Portlaoise Main Street.

Tickets are selling fast, they can be got on eventbrite ‘Laois Pride Afterparty’.

Other Activities

There’s loads to see and do throughout the week!

Chairperson Shauna Golden spoke to Louise Clarke on the Hub:

Stay tuned to iRadio for more!