Dublin, Ireland celebrated Pride month in June 2022 with the annual Dublin Pride March and Parade.
In addition, 100 LGBTQ+ themed events were run across Dublin. The events took place to empower people of the LGBTQ+ community and show support of LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland. Jamie Kenny, operations, and outreach manager of Dublin parade told reports that the Pride Parade is “incredibly important for our community.” operations, and outreach manager of Dublin parade told reports that the Pride Parade is “incredibly important for our community.”
The Origins of Pride in Ireland
“The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it” – Oscar Wilde
The first Pride March in Ireland took place in Dublin in 1974. 10 people marched from St. Stephen’s Green to the British Embassy to protest the criminalisation of homosexuality – a law dating back to the Victorian Era. It wasn’t until 9 years later that the first large scale LGBTQ+ march took place in Dublin with 900 people taking part. This march marked a pivotal point in Irish
history, recognising the injustices against LGBTQ+ individuals. In the same year, the first Gay Pride Parade took place with 200 people walking from St. Stephen’s Green to the GPO in Dublin.