HIV Ireland – free HIV and STI testing on second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 1pm. Free treatment if needed.
Casual relaxed bar. Used to be a dedicated LGBT bar but was bought and changed, but still mostly LGBT people there.
Dublin’s oldest gay bar/club, and a true institution. Different events on different nights of the week, from drag shows to bingo to cheesy pop club nights. Free condoms and lube.
Relaxed gay bar, great for sitting and chatting, music isn’t too loud and no TVs. Free condoms and lube, and great staff. Home to Panti Bliss, Ireland’s oldest and most famous drag queen.
Address: 7-8 Capel Street, Dublin | Phone: 1 01 874 0710 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Facebook: www.facebook.com/panti | Website: www.pantibar.com/
Mostly visiting the Wicklow Mountains but travelling to other parts of Ireland in the summer time. 10am meeting each Sunday to share lifts to the hike starting point. Membership is €25 for the year.
Address: Gates of National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Website: www.gay-hiking.org | Email: email@example.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/OutAndAboutHiking
Men’s rugby club for both LGBTQ and straight players of all experience levels. Trainings Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm.
Saint Mary’s RFC, Templeville Road, Dublin 6W
LGBT running club, for people of all abilities and experience level. Meets on Wednesdays – 7:30pm, at Garda Headquarters Phoenix Park and on Saturdays – 10am at Papal Cross Phoenix Park. Membership €17 in October and November, otherwise €40 for the year. Membership form on website:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Facebook: www.facebook.com/dublinfrontrunners
Monthly film screenings at €8 per film, or €30 for the year. Films are LGBTQ themed, screened in Temple Bar, with free tea and coffee and discussion after the screening. Third Saturday of each month.
Address: New Theatre, 43 Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
LGBT choir group. Auditions are at the start of each season, usually around January and September. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings, and there’s an annual membership fee (though the website doesn’t say how much it is). They do have a list of upcoming performances though!
Website: www.gloria.ie | Email: email@example.com
Meetup Group for young and youngish (18-35) gay guys to meet, chat and get to know each in an informal setting. It is for those younger gay guys who would like a quieter alternative to the scene for meeting other guys around their age and forming new friendships. The Gay Guys Café is held on a Saturday from 3 to 5.30 PM in Café in Outhouse (105 Capel Street).