IMPORTANT Pride Parade Update
It is with great regret that we are canceling this Saturday’s Pride Parade in Westport. Despite stringent event planning and liaising with the local authorities, the Gardaí advised today that the parade cannot go ahead as previously approved and planned. All other small gatherings such as our Drag Dinners, Cycles, Hikes and Yoga will still be taking place.
We understand that this is extremely disappointing for many of you planning to march on Saturday. The importance of LGBTQ+ visibility and representation in Mayo is why we exist. That visibility when we celebrate Pride sends a powerful message to all members of our community.
We have been overwhelmed with the support and positivity of the people and business community here in Westport and look forward to planning a bumper edition of Mayo Pride next year when it is safe to do so. In the meantime here is how you can still celebrate with us this weekend…
We encourage everyone who was going to take part in the parade to wear their pride colours around town on Saturday and support the many local businesses flying the pride flag. If you haven’t yet signed up for our outdoor activities you can do so here. Flags and Pride Merch are available from Westport Town Hall.
Show us your most creative ways of celebrating Pride around Westport (in line with gov guidelines) and be in with a chance of winning a stay in The Wyatt Hotel right in the heart of town. To win, simply tag @MayoPride on your socials and we will choose a winner next week. We will also reshare your images on our socials where possible.
Covid may have rained on our parade but we still have ways to celebrate pride together!
The Mayo Pride Crew.