Lisa Daly received the award for her exceptional contribution to the Irish LGBTQ+ community for many years. Acting as Chairperson and Festival Director of Limerick Pride, she has worked tirelessly to ensure that people can find a safe space to truly be themselves.
Through her hard work and unwavering passion, Lisa has transformed the LGBTQ+ community in Limerick and beyond. During her acceptance speech, she thanked everyone who had nominated her and all the volunteers who contribute to making Limerick Pride a great celebration. Most importantly, she thanked her sister Gemma, who sadly passed away, for pushing her to enter Miss Gay Limerick and thus kickstarting her lifelong activism.
Daniel Boyne has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights for years. In 2021, he brought his activism to the next level by founding Mullingar Pride, the first non-profit organisation dedicated to the community in the town. An extremely dedicated and hardworking volunteer, Daniel is now on a mission to bring the community in Mullingar and across the midlands together through events, social clubs and dedicated support systems.
Since age 14, Elysha Folan has been a very active volunteer in the community in Limerick. In the last year, she made a particularly outstanding contribution by helping in the start up and running of Sarsfield RFC, an LGBTQ+ rugby club that has grown into a thriving and welcoming space for members of the community.
An unwavering pillar of support for queer folks, Morgan Queeney has long been a fixture in the organisation of community events for LGBTQ+ people across the country, also acting as Chair of Galway Pride. In 2021, they founded Kingdom Pride and brought together a vibrant queer community in the county.