LGBT Listings

LGBT Organisations & Groups in Ireland

There are hundreds of LGBT organisations, groups and resources throughout Ireland. We are endeavouring to put together a comprehensive list. If you notice one that has mistaken or old information, please email marketing@outhouse.ie.

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National

BeLonG To
BeLonG To Youth Services is the national organisation supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) young people in Ireland.
A: Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 P658
T: 01 670 6223
E: info@belongto.org

Transgender Equality Network Ireland
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) seeks to improve conditions and advance the rights and equality of trans people and their families.
A: Unit 2, 4 Ellis Quay, Dublin 7, D07 XRF9
T: 01 873 3575
E: office@teni.ie

Gay Switchboard Ireland
Gay Switchboard Volunteers provide confidential listening, support & signposting for lesbians, gay men, bisexual & trans people, as well as anyone who needs to discuss issues relating to sexuality.
A: Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1
T: 01 8721055
E: ask@gayswitchboard.ie

Outhouse LGBT+ Community Centre
Outhouse is a community and resource centre for LGBT+ people, their families, and friends. It is a vibrant and safe space for LGBT people, groups & organisations that is inclusive of the diversity within our communities.   T: 01 873 4999
E: info@outhouse.ie

Greenbow LGBT Society of Ireland
Greenbow LGBT Society of Ireland is a registered charity run for the benefit of all Deaf LGBT adults all over Ireland. 
T: 01 8749148
E: deafgreenbowlgbt@yahoo.ie

LOOK (Loving Our Out Kids)
"LOOK, provides support to families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people. "
T: (087) 253 7699
E: info@lovingouroutkids.org

LGBT Pavee
Resources for LGBT members of the Roma and Travelling community

LGBT Ireland
A: 7 Red Cow Lane, Smithfield
T:353 1 6859280
E: info@lgbt.ie

Dublin & the East

Social

Girls Night In (Lesbian & Bisexual Women)
Meets every second Monday from 7 pm to 9.30 pm in Outhouse
Girls Night In is the perfect midweek event that has something for everyone: Regular events include movie and pizza nights, self-defence classes, skill swapping and meditation classes.
E: girlsnightinouthouse@gmail.com

Dublin Men's Group
Meets every 2nd Monday in the Outhouse café from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Cafe social group for men (gay men of all ages)
A: Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dubin 1, D01 R290
T: (01) 873 4999
E: info@outhouse.ie

Gay Guys Cafe
Meets every Saturday in the Outhouse café from 3 pm to 5.30 pm. Cafe social group for men (18 to 35 years of age)
A: Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dubin 1, D01 R290
T: (01) 873 4999
E: info@outhouse.ie

GOLD (50+)
Gold is a Peer Support Social Group for gay men who are 55+. The group meets in the Outhouse café for tea, cake, and chats.
Meets Wednesday afternoons weekly.
A: Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dubin 1, D01 R290
T: (01) 873 4999
E: info@outhouse.ie

Acting Out
An LGBT+ performance group based in Dublin hosting weekly acting classes and several professional productions throughout the year.
A: Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dubin 1, D01 R290
T: (01) 873 4999
E: info@outhouse.ie

Gloria LGBT Choir
Ireland's oldest running LGBT choir, offering a space for people to come together to sing and make friends.
E: info@gloria.ie

Dining Out Ireland
The club meets for dinners in Dublin City Centre restaurants, with 15 to 30 people attending each meal. Dinners are usually held on the 2nd Friday and the last Saturday of the month.
T: 087 286 3349
E: info@diningoutireland.org

Bi+Ireland
Bi+ Ireland aims to create a space where bi+ people can make friends, access peer support and reduce any isolation they may experience. They have regular meetups in Dublin - keep an eye on the FB page for updates.
E: biirelandnetwork@gmail.com

Dublin Gaymers
Dublin Gaymer's goal is to provide LGBT+ people with a friendly space where they can hang out, make new friends, and play some games.
E: dublingaymers@gmail.com

Running Amach - LGBTQ Women's Social Networking Club
This group is for WOMEN who identify as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer, Non-Binary, Gender Fluid or Questioning). It's a Social Club for adult women, single & partnered, over 18 years of age, who want to meet new people, develop new friendships, participate in common interest activities (the possibilities are endless), network, share resources, build a sense of community and have a bit of Craic!

LGBTQ+ 20s30s Ladies
A social group for 20/30 something-year-old queer ladies to socialise. *Predominantly queer women in their 20s and 30s here but accepting of all ages and however you present yourself to the world.
E: biirelandnetwork@gmail.com

LGBT Girls: Health and Fitness
This group is for LGBTQ women in Ireland who have an interest in any aspect of health and fitness including sports, nutrition and mental wellbeing.

The Emerald Warriors
A gay and bisexual men's rugby club. All are welcome, with no experience necessary.
A: St. Mary's RFC, Templeogue, Dublin 6W

Drogheda LGBT+ Youth Club
A youth club and drop-in service for LGBT+ young people in Drogheda as part of wider youth service in the area.
A: Boomerang Café, 62 Fair Street, Drogheda, County Louth, A92 HX40
T: 086 047 0304

Wexford LGBT Youth Galway
A group for LGBT young people to meet other young people, make friends, talk about things important to them and have fun! Get in contact for more details and to hear more about what the group get up to!
A: Mary Ward Lane, St Michael's Rd, Mill Lands, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
T: 053 912 3262
E: david.clark@fdys.ie

Wexford LGBT Youth Galway
A group for LGBT young people to meet other young people, make friends, talk about things important to them and have fun! Get in contact for more details and to hear more about what the group get up to!
A: Mary Ward Lane, St Michael's Rd, Mill Lands, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
T: 053 912 3262
E: david.clark@fdys.ie

Dundalk Outcomers
A social and support group for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual people in the northeast of Ireland.
A: 8 Roden Place, Townparks, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 NX31
T: 042 9329816
E: info@dundalkoutcomers.com

Peer Support

First Out Peer Support Group for LGB Women
Meets the first Thursday each month at 7.30 pm. A Peer Support Group for women of all ages, who are questioning their sexuality or considering “coming out”.

IndividualiTy - Run by BelongTo
This safe, positive, and fun space is for young trans people and those exploring their gender identity, meeting bi-weekly on a Wednesday from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. 
A: Ombudsman for Children’s Office, 52 Strand St Great, North City, Dublin 1
T: 01 670 6223
E: info@belongto.org

LOOK (Loving Our Out Kids)
LOOK is a small group that provides support to families and friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
A: Parliament House, 13 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 P658
T: (087) 253 7699
E: info@lovingouroutkids.org

Identity
This safe, positive, and fun space is for young trans people and those exploring their gender identity, meeting bi-weekly on a Wednesday from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm Identity is a support group for LGBT asylum seekers. The group is a peer-to-peer network, offering support and advice as well as a sense of community to its members. The group meets every month
E: changeofaddressireland@gmail.com or identity.peertopeer@gmail.com

Married Women’s Peer Support Group
A Peer Support group for women who are, or have been, in an opposite-sex marriage or long term relationship.
T: 085 876 4520
E: info@lgbt.ie

Straight Spouses Peer Support Group
A peer support group for people who are, or have been, married or in a long term heterosexual relationship with someone who has disclosed that they now identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity.
T: 085 876 4519
E: info@lgbt.ie

Dublin First Out Group for Gay and Bisexual Men
Meets the first Thursday of every month in various locations from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Peer support group for adult men of all ages who are at the early stages of coming out as gay or bisexual and are struggling with this or men who would just like to connect with their peers who are at a similar stage.
T: 085 876 4519

LGBT Alcoholics Anonymous
Meets every Monday 8 pm, Friday 8 pm and Sunday 6.30 pm. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strengths and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The LGBT AA Group Meetings are open to anyone who may have a desire to stop drinking
A: Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dubin 1, D01 R290
T: 01 873 4999
E: info@outhouse.ie

Narcotics Anonymous
NA is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. The group consists of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. Please note NA meetings are not exclusively LGBT. NA meets twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
A: Outhouse, 105 Capel Street, Dubin 1, D01 R290
T: 01 873 4999
E: info@outhouse.ie

Cork & the South

Gay Project
They aim to ensure that gay, bisexual, men who have sex with men (MSM), trans and queer men are enabled to participate fully in Ireland’s social, economic, cultural, political and artistic life.
A: Sawmill Street, Ballintemple, Cork, Ireland, T12 CX32
T: (021) 430 0430
E: info@gayproject.ie

LINC
It is a community development organisation working exclusively with Lesbian and Bisexual women.
A: 11A White St, Cork, T12 D36W
T: 021 4808600
E: info@linc.ie

ChillOUT Youth Project
It is an LGBTI+ youth service for young people aged 14 to 24 in Waterford City and the Southeast. To enable LGBT+ young people to meet and socialise in a safe, supportive environment that is socially inclusive and free from prejudice and discrimination.
A: Edmund Rice Youth & Community Multiplex, Manor Street, Waterford X91 TY8N
T: 86 021 8941
E: chillout@wstcys.ie

Social

Choral Con Fusion
Choral ConFusion rehearses once a week on a Wednesday evening, 6.30 to 8.45, in the city centre.
They celebrate and embrace differences and different people through the joy and fun of music and singing together. New members can join the group at the start of every term (September/January)
E: choir@theotherplacecork.com

Outstaged Drama Group
The workshops are facilitated by a professional drama instructor and run weekly. The group welcomes new members interested in acting, writing, producing, and other related fields.
T: (021) 4300 430
E: konrad@gayproject.ie

OUT-LIT LGBT Book Club
The group usually meets monthly in the Cork City Library on Grand Parade to discuss our group chosen book for the month. New members are always welcome. Get in touch through the Facebook group to attend. 

LINC Book Club
It takes place on the first Friday of every month.
Lesbian or bi-themed books are the usual choices.
T: 021 4808600
E:info@linc.ie

GOLD Café
It takes place on Fridays, from 12 pm to 3 pm.
It is an opportunity for older gay men to meet, socialise and chat with other guys of a similar age.
T: (021) 4300 430
E:konrad@gayproject.ie

Frontrunners Cork LGBT+ Running Club
The club is an initiative of the Gay Project designed to remove barriers to physical activity for the LGBT+ community. New members with experience are accepted throughout the year, and first-time runners are welcomed to join the Couch to 5K programmes.
E: frontrunnerscork@gayproject.ie

Cork Rebels FC
It is a football team for the LGBT+ community. The objective is to have football for all.
E: corkrebelsfc@gmail.com
Facebook

Gay Ramblers Hillwalking Group
Walks take place on the second Sunday of each month.
The group is for people interested in rambling and hill walking and who would like to share that interest and experience with others. Previous experience in hillwalking is not required, and everyone is welcome.
T: (021) 430 0430
E: hillwalking@gayproject.ie

Cork Hellhounds LGBT+ Inclusive Rugby Club

The group train twice a week (Tuesdays and Sundays).
They aim to encourage and promote rugby among the LGBT+ community. Beginners and experienced players are welcome to participate, regardless of sexuality or gender identity.
T: 021 430 0430
E: hello@corkhellhounds.ie
Facebook and Instagram

Peer Support

FDYS
It is an LGBT Youth Drop-in Service for LGBT+ people from 16 to 24 years old. Group meetings happen every Thursday from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. Also, 1:1 support is available by appointment.
T: 053 912 3262
E: emma.whitty@fdys.ie

LINC Peer Support Group
The group aims to allow people to share their experiences and participate in discussions in a safe space. The meetings take place every second Thursday from 6 pm to 7 pm.
T: 021 480 8600
E: info@linc.ie

Clonmel Transgender and Information and Support Group
It is a monthly support group, meeting on the last Thursday of every month from 7 pm to 9 pm, and is open to anyone who is trans or questioning their gender identity.
T: (052) 612 9143
E: admin@clonmelcrc.ie

Helpline

Cork Lesbian Line
Available every Wednesday from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, it is a voluntary helpline for women, providing confidential, informal information and support regarding sexual orientation.
T: 1800 929 539

Gay Information Cork Helpline
Gay Information Cork is a gay helpline service for men. It is a non-directive, non-judgmental, information and listening service. Operated by trained volunteers on LGBT issues, it is totally confidential.
T: 021 427 1087

Galway & the West

AMACH! LGBT Galway
A volunteer-run organisation that serves LGBT+ people in Galway City and County with awareness, support, educational activities, and training events and workshops.
A: Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirle Road, Galway H91C1KX
E: info@amachlgbt.com

OutWest Ireland
It is a voluntary social and support group for LGBT people in the West of Ireland. It hosts social outings and activities, including discos, in various places throughout the West.
A: Ground Floor, Tucker Street, Castlebar, Mayo F23Y074
T: 087 972 5586
E: info@outwest.ie

GOSHH
Gender Orientation Sexual Health HIV is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that provides care and prevention services relating to LGBT, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Sexual Health issues to people in the Mid-West of Ireland.
A: Redwood Place, 18 Davis Street, Limerick, V94 K377.
T: 061 314354
E: info@goshh.ie

Mayo LGBT+ Equality – Mayo
It is an LGBT group located in Castlebar that works to overcome the isolation that LGBT people face in Co. Mayo, and to help the LGBT community become more visible in everyday life. Once a month, the group gets together to organise events, talk about current topics, and socialise.
T: 094 902 5126
E: yesequalitymayo@gmail.com

Social

Over the Rainbow Drama Group – Sligo
It is a Sligo-based drama group that aims to give LGBT people (and anyone else) the chance to try their hand at acting or supporting acting in backstage roles.
Facebook

SHEnanigans
Women who identify as LGBTQ are welcome to join this group. It is a social club for adult women (over 18) who want to meet new people, develop new connections, participate in similar interest activities, network, share resources, foster a sense of community, and have some fun!

LGBT Girls: Health and Fitness
This group is for LGBT women in Ireland (Dublin and Galway) interested in health and fitness, including nutrition, sports and mental wellbeing.

Peer support

First Out Peer Support Group – Galway
It is a group for people who need support to come out as LGBT or are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. Meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month.
T: 1890 929 539
E: info@lgbt.ie

shOUT LGBT Galway
shOUT works with LGBT or questioning young people from 14 to 21 years of age. Through weekly social events, it aims to provide a safe space for young LGBT people to be themselves and socialize with their friends in an open and safe space.
T: 087 773 8529
E: shout@youthworkgalway.ie

Shout Support for Parents and Guardians – Galway
shOUT hosts monthly meetings for LGBT people's parents or guardians. They are held in Galway city to allow parents and guardians to meet in a safe, confidential, and supportive setting.
http://www.lgbtyouthgalway.com/lgbt-youth-galway
T: 087 773 8529
E: shout@youthworkgalway.ie

Smily LGBT Youth Group – Sligo
It offers a safe space for teens and young adults aged 14-23 years old who are questioning their sexual or gender identity. The group is open every Saturday from 3 pm to 5 pm.
A: Crib, Rockwood Parade, Sligo
T: 089 4820330
E: smilyyouthlgbt@gmail.com

Swag Youth Group – Mayo
It is a youth group for LGBT youth and their friends where they can meet like-minded people, have fun, and talk about problems that concern them.
T: 086 3862094 / 087 6610650

G.O.S.S.I.P.
The Gender Odyssey Support Service and Information Project meets in Galway on the first Friday of each month and is available to all Trans people who desire to use the service.
T: 085 160 5619
E: gossipgalway@gmail.com

Trans Kerry Support Group
It is a locally set up peer network for anyone from the trans community over 18 living, working or studying in Kerry.
T: 083 018 8586
E: transkerry@gmail.com

Silver Rainbows
It is a group open to all members of the LGBT community in Galway and surrounding counties who are 50 years old or older or who can identify with concerns that impact that age range.
E: silverrainbows50@gmail.com

Ella – Roscommon
It's a group that provides support to lesbians and bisexual women. ELLA aims to create a supportive social network for LGBT women in Co. Roscommon and the surrounding areas.
E:groupella@gmail.com

Helpline

The OutWest LGBT Helpline
It operates every Thursday from 8 pm to 10 pm. Fully trained volunteers are there to speak with confidentiality.
T: 094 937 2479

Belfast & the North

The Rainbow Project
It is an organisation devoted to promoting the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and or transgender people and their families in Northern Ireland. It also supports those questioning their orientation or gender through partnership, advocacy and the development and delivery of appropriate support services.
A: 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2DX or 20 Strand Road, Orlan House, Londonderry, BT48 7AB
T: (+44) 028 9031 9030 (Belfast) or (+44) 028 7128 3030 (Londonderry)
E: info@rainbow-project.org
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

TransgenderNI
It is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of trans people across Northern Ireland. Their focus is on legal reform, strategic policy, community resources and creating lasting change.
T: (+44) 0300 302 3202
E: info@transgenderni.org.uk
Facebook and Twitter

Cara-Friend
This organisation offers a wide range of services and support to the LGBTQ+ in Northern Ireland, including LGBTQI+ Inclusive Business Charter, LGBTQI+ Youth Services, Trans Specific Youth Services, and others.
A: 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast
T: (+44) 028 9089 0202
E: admin@cara-friend.org.uk
Facebook and Twitter

HereNI
This organisation empowers, supports and advocates for all lesbian and bisexual women and their families in Northern Ireland.
A: 23-31 Waring St, Belfast, BT1 2DX
T: (+44) 028 9024 9452
E: tracey.mcdowell@hereni.org
Facebook and Twitter

Belfast Pride
Belfast Pride brings affirmation to the LGBT+ community and positivity to Belfast every year. Get in touch to know dates and activities.
A: 09 - 113 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF
T: (+44) 028 9023 2447
E: info@belfastpride.com
Facebook and Twitter

QueerSpace
It is a volunteer-led organisation that serves the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community in Belfast and Northern Ireland via collaborative planning and action. In-person meetings are held in Belfast on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm.
A: 23 - 31 Waring Street BT1 2DX Belfast
E: info@queerspace.org.uk
Facebook and Twitter

SAIL
It is a support organisation for the families of trans individuals of any age who need help, support or advice in Northern Ireland.
T: (+44) 028 9532 0023
E: info@sailni.com
Facebook

Trans Pride NI
Trans Pride NI held the first inclusive Trans Pride Rally for Gender Equality in Ireland for transgender, intersex, non-binary, gender questioning and all other people.
A: 385 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DG
T: (+44) 7577199752
E: info@transprideni.com
Twitter

Social

Quire Belfast LGBT Singers
It is an LGBT+ singing group formed in April 2005 to perform at the Belfast Pride celebrations. Since then, it has been empowering, educating and entertaining through the celebration of music-making, diversity and friendship.
E: info@quire.org.uk
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Outburst Queer Arts Festival
It is an annual explosion of queer art and performance in Belfast. It showcases local and international queer work and supports the development of queer art at home and internationally.
E: hello@outburstarts.com
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Out and About Hikers
It is a Belfast-based group that arranges twice-monthly walks, occasional nights out and weekend trips for the LGBT+ community and their friends. They usually meet at 10.30 am every other Sunday.
Facebook and Meet Up

Belfast Butterfly Club
It is a safe and friendly place where any trans person can be their authentic selves and share any problems and issues they may be having. The group meets weekly.
A: 98 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HE
E: trans@belfastbutterflyclub.co.uk
Facebook

WOW group
Lesbian and bisexual women over their 30s meet to socialise while having a laugh over a cuppa. The meetings happen every last Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.
A: 23-31 Waring Street, Belfast, BT1 2DX
T: (+44) 028 9024 9452
E: cara.mccann@hereni.org

Peer Support

Family Project
This same-sex family group meets in Belfast every last Sunday of the month to participate in a range of activities for kids and peer support for mums, dads and carers.
T: (+44) 028 9024 9452
E: grainne.gibson@hereni.org

Family Ties
Developed in partnership between Cara-Friend and The Rainbow Project, it is a support service for the families of LGBTQI+ people. The organisations promote monthly meetings for parents and other family members to come together, chat with other families in similar situations and share experiences.
T: (+44) 028 9089 0202 or (+44) 029 9031 9030
E: lee.cullen@cara-friend.org.uk or familysupport@rainbow-project.org

Helpline

LGBTQI+ Switchboard
Trained volunteers provide a listening ear and can help LGBTQIA+ to explore their options. It is free and available from Monday to Friday, 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
T: 0808 8000 390

Belfast Butterfly Club
The service is only available on Wednesdays, from 8 pm to 10 pm.
T: 0770 4799 352

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