How it all Started
Mayo Pride was started when OutWest was in discussion about their 20th anniversary it had been suggested that a Pride Festival would be a great way to celebrate it. After a meeting about the idea it was realised that the task in hand would really need a separate committee just to tackle the Festival itself. So, in December 2016 the first public meeting of Mayo Pride was held with a fantastic turn out. The committee was then formed, and work proceed for the first every Mayo Pride.
Fast forward to July 2017 where Mayo had its first Pride Festival. A three-day festival with the official opening, art exhibition and comedy night on the Friday. On the Saturday a drumming workshop, the main Pride Parade, a family fun day and the main Pride Party. To finish off the weekend we had a chillout day on Sunday.
Plans are underway for this years Pride and the committee are excited that this year’s upcoming Pride will exceed last years.