Pride in Kilkenny

Press Release

June is Pride month, that time of year when people come together to celebrate the history, creativity and diversity of Ireland’s LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) communities. Pride was inaugurated in Ireland in 1983 as a public outcry over the murder of gay Dublin man Declan Flynn. As a movement, Pride galvanised people to fight for the decriminalisation of homosexuality, which was achieved in 1993. Today, as the country slowly starts to emerge from the darkness of lockdown, the symbolism of the rainbow flag and the hope its colours represent are more relevant to us more than ever.

For Pride 2021, Butler Gallery in collaboration with Kilkenny Leader Partnership have programmed an engaging series of talks and activities for a wide range of ages. Highlights include:

To view the full listing of events and to book check out the Butler Gallery website

Media enquiries to Alan Kirwan, Butler Gallery Learning and Public Engagement Curator

Email: [email protected]

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Monday: closed (except Bank Holidays when Sunday hours apply)
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00–17.00
Thursdays: Late Night 10.00–20.00
Sunday: 11.00–17.00
Last admission is 30 mins before closing times