Sligo Pride AGM

Join us for our AGM where we will review the last year of the Sligo Pride committee and elect a new committee for Sligo Pride Festival 2022.

Positions available include:

• Chairperson – is charged with providing leadership and direction to the committee, the Chairperson is responsible for ensuring that the committee fulfils its responsibilities for the governance and success. The Chairperson is generally the spokesperson and should work to maintain key relationships within and outside the committee.

• Secretary – also known as the Administrative Officer is responsible for the documentation and communication of the activities of the committee. The secretary is the primary administration officer of the committee and provides the links between the committee, members and outside agencies. The Secretary should be a good communicator, maintain confidentiality on relevant matters and have the ability to delegate tasks and supervise others. Amongst the Secretary’s tasks are to prepare agendas, control and distribute minutes, receive and disseminate correspondence to and from the committee etc.

• Treasurer – also known as the Financial Officer is responsible for the financial supervision of the Committee to allow the committee to provide good governance. The Treasurer is the chief financial management officer whose tasks include the preparation of annual budgets, planning for the organisations financial future and monitoring the organisations revenue and expenditure. It is desirable that the treasurer is well organised and possesses a level of financial expertise.

• Events Coordinator – is responsible for the coordination of the events which help to make up the Pride Festival.

• PRO (Public Relations Officer) also known as the Communications Officer is responsible for the overseeing of media engagements, including the release of press releases and promotional material to media partners and news outlets. They oversee the administration of Sligo Pride’s social media presence as well as the organisation’s website.

• Sponsorship & Fundraising Officer – is responsible for sourcing potential sponsorship streams for Sligo Pride as well as coordinating fundraising efforts. They report directly to the financial officer in all matters concerning monies raised.

• Social Inclusions Officer – acts as a liaison between the Committee, volunteers and the public to help build Sligo Pride as a socially inclusive Pride festival regardless of socio-economic status, disability, orientation or gender identity, etc. Sometimes known as an Accessibility Officer, though this term can be limiting.

• Volunteer Coordinator – is responsible for the recruitment, training and coordination of registered volunteers with Sligo Pride.

Registration for the meeting can be found at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sligo-pride-agm-tickets-170327021707

If you have any questions in relation to these roles, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us on sligopride@gmail.com

Brunch @ Knox

Join us in Knox for a tasty brunch and some chats as the Sligo Pride week comes to an end. Choose from a range of delicious brunch options on the Knox brunch menu, enjoy good company and fill up before heading over to our final event at the Hawkswell where Sinead Sexton will perform gazelle: A Story of Eva Gore-Booth a solo performance exploring Eva’s true voice.

Tickets can be found for Sinead’s performance on the Hawkswell website, just follow the link here: https://www.hawkswell.com/events/event/gazelle

Pink Friday at the Swagman

Pink Friday exploded onto the Sligo LGBT scene in December 2015 thanks to the lovely people at ITS LGBT. Since then, tales of these epic nights out have become legendary in the Sligo LGBT community and beyond. Those lucky enough to have attended previous Pink Fridays will know that this event is simply not to be missed! We have been waiting for the chance to see each other again, and now is your chance.

Sligo Pride is delighted to host our extra-special PRIDE edition of Pink Friday with very limited tickets, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Gaymes Night

Sligo Pride presents a night of fun and gaymes. Join us for such games as Jackbox Party Pack, Among Us and more

Grab your dice, your most flamboyant shirt, and your sneakyist Docs as you get ready to bite back at corrupt governmental systems and rainbow capitalism when you pull off the heist of the century in Be Gay Do Crimes, a role-playing game based on the system Honey Heist (for 4-5 players)

Also for anyone new to Role-Playing Games(RPGs) we will be running a Beginner D&D One-Shot for new players (subject to demand)

You can register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/gaymes-night-tickets-163404490229

Pride 101 with ShoutOut

Join Sligo Pride and ShoutOut.ie as we take a look at the history and meaning of Pride in Ireland and across the globe. This interactive session is designed to give participants a close understanding of Pride and to explore the valuable role of allies and LGBTQ+ folks alike in supporting the ongoing struggle for equality, all around the world. Participants will leave with a better knowledge of Pride, its meaning, and what battles for equality are left to fight.

You can register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/pride-101-tickets-163415471073

Nature Walk in Doorly Park

Join us and Nature Educator Michael Bell to discover some of Sligo’s most beautiful nature trails. This walk will take you along the Sli Na Slainte and Doorly Park nature trails which are located along the Garavouge river and the shores of Lough Gill. Prepare to learn a little about Sligo and the flora and fauna which can be found along these trails.

You can register for this event at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/walk-in-doorly-park-tickets-163524093967