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Dolans proud to be a supporting venue for Limerick Pride celebrations 2018

We would like to take this opportunity to wish the Limerick 2018 Limerick LGBTQ festival the very best as it prepares to kick off next week.

Dolans are once again proud to be a supporting venue for Limerick Pride celebrations. For over a decade we have hosted a wide variety of events during Limerick Pride and have been delighted to help the festival grow year on year.


When the concept of a Limerick Pride celebration was introduced back in 2001 by both Paddy Doyle and Nicole Dunphy, the LGBTQ community in Limerick was a very different place to where it is today. In the intervening years, Ireland has radically changed for the better.

To witness the spirit of community, openness and acceptance has been a joy. Dolans have been delighted to be part of the Limerick Pride journey.

Here at Dolans we continue to support the Limerick Pride vision. This year’s festival is based on the theme of “We are Pride” which celebrates the many wonderful Limerick people who have played a significant role in the development of Limerick Pride.

Great credit is due to this year’s Limerick Pride team for the fantastic series of events that are planned for the week of the festival. There really is something for everyone. We are particularly delighted to see Richard Lynch honoured as this year’s Pride Parade Grand Marshall.

Richard’s input, energy and dedication to the festival since he got involved back in 2008 has played an important part in both the growth of the festival as well as the recognition it has received outside of Limerick. There really is no more fitting a candidate for Grand Marshall than Richard and we hope he enjoys the experience.

The Limerick Pride LGBTQ Festival 2018 will be taking place starting on Monday, July 2 until Sunday, July 7 with the Parade on Saturday, July 7 and will feature a multitude of events from workshops, support meetings and discussions to evenings of music and club nights.

Here at Dolans we are hosting two important Pride events – ‘I Heart the Cranberries’ and the access all areas Pride Climax Party.

‘I Heart the Cranberries’ takes place in Dolans Warehouse on Thursday 5th July. Conceived by local musician Emma Langford in collaboration with Limerick Pride this event is a loving tribute to the music of The Cranberries. All proceeds from the event will go to Adapt House and Limerick Mental Health.


‘I Heart the Cranberries’ will see over twenty artists from all over the country gathering to pay tribute to Dolores O’Riordan and the music of the Cranberries with their own unique renderings of the band’s music. This event will be a celebration of diversity, women, the LGBTQ community and Irish music at its very best. 

This event is sold out and should prove to be one of the highlights of this year’s festival. The Dolans team would like to congratulate the team behind the event for the hard work that has been done over recent months to make this happen and we look forward to welcoming you all on the night.

Saturday, July 7th sees Dolans play host to the Pride Climax Party, an access all areas celebration of all things pride. We are especially thrilled to be hosting the Lasgo vs Ian Van Dahl Battle Tour as headline act for the Party.


From 9 pm the Warehouse will light up for this year’s pride party with acts from across the globe. KiKi St Clair is your host for the evening with performances from Fada, Letycha Le’Synn, Mia Gold and Europe’s number one Pink tribute act Laura Tapp.

With three venues, three DJs, including Saved by The 90’s upstairs in Dolans and 80’s and camp classics in the Kasbah Club this is seen as the party of the year here at Dolans

Pre-tickets are on sale until Wednesday at a special price of €12 & can be purchased online at www.dolans.ie or Ticketmaster.ie.


On behalf of all of us here at Dolans we want to wish all those who are taking part in the celebrations a very happy Pride and look forward to welcoming you all to Dolans.