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Community Groups

Below you will find a list of community organisations with details where we have them. If you are not on the list below please email your details to

ACET Ireland

ACET has been working in Ireland since 1992. Today a team of eight staff and a large number of volunteers bring Care services to those infected and affected by HIV, as well as Education & Training on HIV, sexual health and other related issues

Amach LGBT Galway Ltd.

AMACH! LGBT Galway Ltd — a registered company since March 2010 — is a volunteer run organisation which represents and campaigns on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Galway City and County.

Amnesty International

Our LGBT Discrimination Group focuses its work on engaging with human rights issues which particularly relate to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) people, in Ireland and around the world. It does so by meeting regularly with members of the LGBT community in Ireland, and utilises a human rights based approach to ending discrimination.

Amuigh Donegal-lgbt

Amuigh is a Letterkenny based LGBT group. It was set up in March 2010

Ciarrai Amach

The Kerry LGBT Project organises regular events throughout the year. These include; large social events every few months, a monthly LGBT themed film night and different speakers/training/workshops on matters of LGBT interest.

Cork Gay Hillwalking Club

Cork Gay Hillwalking Club is affiliated to The Association of Gay Mountaineering and Hillwalking Clubs of Ireland. It developed from The Rainbow Ramblers, a group established by The Cork Gay Community Project in 2003. We climb mainly in the spectacular mountain ranges of Kerry, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford; from the gentle slopes of the Knockmealdowns and Galtees to the somewhat steeper slopes of The Magillicuddy Reeks and The Brandon Ridge in the Dingle Peninsula.

Cork Pride Festival

Dining Out

Dining Out is a social group for gay men, which was formed in April 2002. The group meets for dinner in city centre restaurants, with 15 to 30 people attending each meal. Dinners are usually held on the 2nd Friday and on the last Friday of the month. It is hoped that the group will provide good opportunities for making new friends. Men of all ages are welcome. There are no membership fees – all you have to do is pay for your food and drink (normally between 25 and 50 euro – depending on the chosen restaurant).

DIT Lgbt Soc

The DIT LGBT Society is a society for DIT students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender, and their straight friends.

Dublin Bears

Dublin Bears are a non profit social club for men who identify as Bears or admirers.. We run monthly and annual events. Check out Béar Féile and Mr Bear Ireland. All proceeds from our events go towards developing the club and events.


The Film Qlub is a special interest club, catering for film-lovers in Dublin. We are a not-for-profit group run by volunteers. We screen one film every month, as part of a series of themed seasons (ten films per season). What all our films have in common is that they are of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community and our friends. Our programme, exclusively created for the Film Qlub after months of careful research, has included Irish premieres, new releases, and local LGBTQ film showcases. The screenings take place in a beautiful little cinema in the heart of Temple Bar, were we will make you feel at home, with free tea/coffee and biscuits before hand, and (in the true tradition of film clubs) inviting you to take part in an open discussion after each movie. We bring back to the screen a series of forgotten classics and rarely screened films, and while we offer a unique cultural community event, the Qlub is also a vibrant social group, as well as a valuable resource for anyone interested in little-known good films. We are about to launch our fourth season, another exclusive and cutting-edge selection of films, in September 2013. The Film Qlub experience is unique in Ireland, and our films are unique too: they are arty, sexy, and committed.

Dublin Frontrunners

We welcome runners of all abilities, whether beginners or experienced, recreational or competitive. You don’t have to be an accomplished runner before running with the club. Our Saturday and Wednesday runs along with Fartlek training offer something for everyone.

  • Dublin Pride Run 2016 – The 5th annual Pride 5kRun will take place in the Phoenix Park at 7.30pm on Friday June 17th 2016. The theme is Rebels and Heroes, prizes for fastest female, male, team and best costume. See for details.

Gay Switchboard

Whatever is on your mind, from coming out, to heading out, friends to lovers, mothers to brothers….sometimes you just need to talk. 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.

International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is an annual event which runs for two weeks from the May bank holiday. We celebrate the contribution of gay people to theatre, past and present. The Festival was founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, in his native city. With an emphasis on new or recent international and Irish works with a broadly gay theme or relevance, the Festival has grown to become the largest event of its type in the world .The Festival creates new opportunities for visibility and affirmation for existing and emerging gay artists and theatrical works. The Festival’s criteria for inclusion into the programme are broadly interpreted to include works by gay writers, works that have a gay relevance or theme, or works that include either performance or another artistic contribution by gay people.

Emerald Warriors

A rugby club that is open to all and is inclusive. Based in and Built by Dublin’s LGBT community. Our aim is to prove that discrimination has no place in sport.

The Irish Film Institute (IFI)

The Irish Film Institute (IFI) is a Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema; it preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film. Reflecting the Irish zeitgeist since 1992, the IFI identifies itself as LGBT-friendly, allowing for a more diversified programming and debates around issues concerning LGBT people. We regularly feature new films and old classics, like Weekend, Brokeback Mountain, Circumstances, The Invisibles and Laurence Anyways to name a few. A series of public interviews has brought many LGBT advocates to IFI audiences over the years, including Dublin’s Panti Bliss, GCN’s Editor Brian Finnegan. The IFI proudly supports the Dublin Pride Parade, LGBT History Month, GAZE Film Festival and Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.


Gaelick is a blog for lesbians, bisexual, gay and transgender ladies. We’re a group of Irish women who talk too much. So now, we’re lesbians online.
We’re made up of a motley crew of creative lesbians, media and political lesbians, bookworm lesbians, film fanatic lesbians, student lesbians and professional lesbians – all with one thing in common. We like the ladies.


We are a community based, non profit, volunteer group for men. Organising social events, workshops, fund raising events, gear sales and the National Titleholders Competition since May 2013.

Our mission is to develop the Leather & fetish scene for gay men here in Ireland, building relationships with similar groups and community organisations here and abroad.

Greenbow Deaf LGBT Society of Ireland

Greenbow is the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Society of Ireland. Part of its service is organising social events which allow Deaf LGBT people to get together and support each other living as Deaf LGBT people in the wider LGBT community. It also aims to provide educational information to Deaf LGBT people with respect to their sexuality, Irish Sign Language (ISL), communication, social organisation and culture.

LGBT Helpline

The LGBT Helpline is a non-judgmental and confidential service providing listening, support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their family and friends, and to those who are questioning if they might be LGBT. The National LGBT Helpline service is provided by a network of trained volunteers from a number of local LGBT helplines.


LINC is the only community development organisation working exclusively with Lesbian and Bisexual women in the Republic of Ireland. We are based in Cork 11a White Street near Loafers Bar.
Through the LINC Resource Centre, we have completed a comprehensive outreach training and development programme.
We have also begun to actively engage with various representative groups in the community including the young women’s group, lesbian parents’ group, the group founded to support the parents of lesbian and bisexual women and the older lesbian group.
Open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11am until 3pm and Thursdays 11am until 8pm.
All welcome to drop in during these times.
We offer subsidised counselling services to Community Members.
We put on regular weekly activities and workshops. Social Events & Fundraisers.


HIV and sexual health information for men who have sex with men (MSM)
Other information: Free Man2Man condom packs available from Outhouse LGBT Community Centre, the Gay Men’s Health Service, The George and Panti Bar.

Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality’s vision is of an Ireland in which same sex couples, our families and our children enjoy equality. 74% of people in Ireland support the right of same sex couples to marry. Now is the time for marriage equality. We can make it a reality, but we need your help. Visit our website to find out how you can get involved.

Loving Our Out Kids (LOOK)

Formerly known as Parents’ Support, LOOK provides support for families who have LGBT members. Parents with LGBT children in particular are available to talk to those in the same situation. There are several groups outside Dublin as well.

Out and About Hiking

Out and About is a friendly Dublin-based hiking group for the gay and lesbian community. The group organises walks every week in the local Wicklow Mountains, along with trips to destinations further afield in Ireland and abroad. New members, and visitors to Ireland, are always very welcome to come along and join us for a day out in the mountains – why not join us for our Pride Hike and BBQ on Sunday 30 June?

Q Soc (Trinity LGBT)

Q Soc is the LGBT Society in Trinity College Dublin. The Society is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary this year and is always open to new members. Any questions can be directed to our email.


Queerid is a friendly and relaxed discussion forum for gay men and women. Our aim id to provide a place where members can meet like-minded folk, relax and chat about anything from current affairs and advice to gossip and funny stories – and keep up to date with the latest social happenings!

Running Amach

Running Amach was founded in January 2010. It is a Social Networking Club for LGBTQ women in Ireland. We organise on and off scene Social Events for our members.

Socialist Workers Party

The Socialist Workers Party is a revolutionary party committed to providing a socialist alternative. We are an anti-racist, anti-sexist and anti-homophobic organisation and we fight for full equality for all regardless of gender, nationality or sexual orientation. The party fully supports gay marriage and adoption and have taken part in Dublin Pride parade since its foundation.

Sunrise LGBT Kildare

Sunrise LGBT Kildare is an county wide group in Kildare that aims to support all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender members of the County.

Loving Our Out Kids (LOOK)

Formerly known as “Parents’ Support”, LOOK provides support for families who have LGBT members. Parents with LGBT children in particular are available to talk to those in the same situation. There are several groups outside Dublin as well.

Connecting Rainbows

We are a group to support adults with intellectual disabilities and extra support needs who are LGBT or Questionning. We are linked to the group The Connect People Network.


Ireland’s largest Gay Tennis Network provides the opportunity for members of the gay community and their friends to come together and play tennis, regardless of their playing level while also giving them the opportunity to compete in a few different competitive and social tournaments/events throughout the year.

Photo credit: Malena Juerss, Stephen Kennedy & Darragh O'Connell.

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