Welcome to Laois Pride

Hello you all:

This September, we are making history by hosting the first ever Laois Pride! Join us in Portlaoise on Saturday the 17th of September for the parade and a day of free family-friendly festivities in Fitzmaurice Place. Then after dark, join us for a ticketed event indoors with drinks, music and live entertainment. We have a week of fun events leading up to Saturday – find all of the information about our Laois Pride events right here!


Pride Week Events

Here’s our week of events for Laois Pride! Find information on each below.


Wednesday – 14th

How To Tell a Secret – Dunamaise Theater, Portlaoise, 7pm, Tickets 8 euro

Get your tickets now here: https://dunamaise.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873629777


Thursday – 15th

Pride Poster Making Workshop – Youth Work Ireland Laois, Portlaoise, 7pm

If you would like to attend the poster making but are new or nervous, or if you would like further information, email us at [email protected]. This event does not require a sign up or RSVP, feel free to join us on the day in our Portlaoise offices at 7pm to make posters for the parade and socialize!


Friday – 16th

Youth Pride Party – Youth Work Ireland Laois, Portlaoise, 7 – 9:30pm


Saturday – 17th – Laois Pride

Pride Breakfast – The Bay Tree, Portlaoise, 10:30-11:30am
If you would like to attend our pride breakfast but this is your first social, you may be a bit nervous. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].

Pride Parade – Fitzmaurice Place, Portlaoise, 12pm
If you have registered to walk in the parade with one of our groups, meet us at Fitzmaurice Place at 11:45! The parade route will be posted on facebook and instagram.

Pride Festival – Fitzmaurice Place, Portlaoise, 1-5pm
After our parade, join us back at Fitzmaurice Place for a free day of outdoor entertainment, including live music, games, and food!

Laois Pride Drag Queen Extravaganza, Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue, 9:30pm


Saturday – 17th – Laois Pride

We couldn’t make all of this possible without our sponsors! If your business would like to sponsor Laois Pride, get in touch with us via social media or email [email protected]
If you’d just like to support Laois Pride by donating, or for further information on donation tiers,  check out our donation page: https://www.idonate.ie/event/laoispride


Keep an eye on our social media to see all of our sponsors, and for sponsorship stickers in our local businesses!

We wish you a happy Pride!