Galway Pride gets underway

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The flags are flying.

Galway Pride festival began today with an enormous LGBT pride flag being unfurled at Eyre Square at 1.30pm.

There are a plethora of events planned throughout the week, and tonight sees the celebrations hit the Róisín Dubh with the official launch party beginning at 7.30pm.

The biggest event of the week will be the parade, beginning at 2pm on Saturday.

Grand Marshall for this year’s celebrations is Cameron Keighron, who described it an an ‘honour’ to have been given the position.

“I hope to give visibility to the most margianliaed sections of our community and use this opportunity to highlight the fights that lie ahead,” he said.

Pride is a celebration of our diversity and I am excited to share it with you,” Mr Keighron added.

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