Thousands join the Cork LGBTQ+ Pride 2023

Thousands join the Cork LGBTQ+ Pride 2023

As Cork Pride 2023 drew to a conclusion, brightly coloured, happy crowds gathered outside Cork City Library and hoisted a huge rainbow flag.

In order to celebrate LGBT+ pride and to unite against hate, about 10,000 people, many of whom were covered in rainbow flags, took to Cork's streets.

There was a festive atmosphere in the air on the final day of Cork LGBTQ+ Pride 2023 as Sparkle the band blew the last few remaining dock doors off and expectation grew for an appearance by Eurovision stars Wild Youth.

The festival was a big success, according to Clive Davis, chair of Cork LGBTQ+ Pride, who thanked all the sponsors and volunteers who helped make it possible.