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Dublin & The East

ACT UP Dublin Individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the HIV crisis.

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Acting Out Performance group drawn from LGBTQ+ community in Dublin. W:

Alcoholics Anonymous Ireland W:

Belong To Support, youth groups and counselling for LGBTQ+ youth. 13 Parliament St. Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

W: T: (01) 670 6223

Inc. IndividualiTY For trans and non-binary youth / The Ladybirds For LBT gals and non-binary pals / Drug and Alcohol Service E:

Bi+ Ireland Creating a space where bi+ people can make friends and access peer support.

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Black Queer Book Club A safe space for black queer people to read/grow in community.

Insta: black.queerbookclub E:

Dining Out Ireland Organisation A social dinner club for gay men. E:

Dublin Gaymers LGBTQ+ people can make new friends and play some games. Facebook: DublinGaymers Discord: 

Dublin Lesbian Line Supporting LGBTQIA+ women* so they are valued, equal, safe and celebrated.

W: E: T: 018729911

Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Championing inclusion and equality for all.

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Equality For Children A campaign for equality for children of LGBTQ+ parents in Ireland.

Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)

Providing a welcome and confidential environment for LGBTQ+ people seeking legal advice on legal issues where gender and sexuality are a factor.

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Gay Health Network HIV prevention and sexual health and wellbeing for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men. W:

Gay Men’s Health Service (GMHS) HSE Sexual health and wellbeing service for LGBTQ+ men.

Meath Primary Care Centre, Heytesbury Street, Dublin 8.

W: T: 353 1 9212730


GAZE Ireland’s largest LGBT film event. W:

GCN (Gay Community News)

Ireland’s national queer press and paper of record.

W: T: 01 675 5025


Gloria -LGBTQ+ Choir For information visit

Greenbow LGBT Deaf Group A non-profit organisation run for the benefit of all Deaf/Hard of Hearing LGBT people.

F: Greenbow Deaf LGBT Ireland

HSE Helplines: Drugs and Alcohol Support Service T: 1800 459 459

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HIV and Sexual Health Support Service T & E: Same W:

HIV Ireland Advocating for individuals living with HIV. 70 Eccles St. Dublin 7.

W: T: (01) 873 3799


Insight Matters A counselling, psychotherapy and wellness centre. 106 Capel Street Dublin W: T: 01 891 0703

International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival An annual event highlighting the best in Irish and international LGBTQ+ theatre.

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Intersex Ireland Intersex people speaking up, telling our stories and spreading awareness.

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INTO LGBT+ Teachers’ Group Subgroup of the INTO union advocating for LGBTQ+ inclusion in primary schools in Ireland.


Irish Gay Dads Representing LGBTQ+ families with same-sex male parents.

W: E: T/Insta: @irishgaydads

Irish Queer Archive The most comprehensive collection of material in Ireland relating to homosexuality and LGBT studies. For access to collection:

LGBT Ireland Supporting, educating and connecting to enhance LGBTQ+ lives. 80 Dame Street, Dublin 2

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LGBTQ+ Telefriending Service An opportunity for older members to connect with another LGBTQ+ person and receive mutual connection and support by telephone.


LGBT Traveller & Roma Group Aiming to increase the promotion, protection, inclusion and celebration of LGBTI+ Traveller and Roma individuals and their families. W:

LGBTAA Ireland LGBT AA group meetings.
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Man2Man HIV prevention and sexual health and wellbeing for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men.

Married Men’s Group A peer support group for men are/were married to women and questioning their orientation. Meetings first Thursday of each month in a Dublin venue. W: T: 01 8721055

MPOWER Empowering gay, bisexual and trans men towards improved sexual health.

Insta: @mpowerprogramme

NATIONAL LGBT+ HELPLINE Freephone 1800 929 539 Monday to Thursday: 6:30pm to 10pm, Fridays: 4pm to 10pm, Weekends: 4pm to 6pm

Neuro Pride Create a community where Neurodivergent people can connect and be proud of who they are.
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NIPS Dublin -Gay Mens Nudist Group Monthly social events.


NXF (National LGBT Federation)

Campaigning for the equal rights of, LGBTQ+ people in Ireland and internationally.


Outcomers A social and befriending support group for LGBTQ+ people. 8 Roden Place, Dundalk, Co Louth.
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T: 042 932 9816

Outhouse LGBTQ+ community resource centre. 105 Capel Street, Dublin 1.

W: T: 01 873 4999


Pavee Point Improving the quality of life of the Traveller and Roma community. 46 Charles Street Great, Dublin 1. W: E:

Queer Culture Ireland Irish LGBTQ+ culture, history and art group.

Insta: @queercultureireland

Rewind Fastforward Record A national artistic initiative exploring local LGBTQ+ histories.

Insta: @rewindfastforwardrecord

Running Amach Social Networking Site for LGBT+ women in Ireland W:

ShoutOut Delivering LGBTQ+ inclusive education in schools across Ireland. W:

Small Trans Library Trans volunteers organising free events, activities and support for trans people in Dublin.

W: Insta: @translibdub

SpunOut Ireland’s youth information website.

The Switchboard Support and resources for the LGBTQ+ community, their family, friends and allies.

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T: (01) 8721055

Trans & Intersex Pride Dublin
E: Insta: @transpridedublin

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) Advice, help and support for the trans community.

W: T: (01) 873 3575

E: inc. Trans Femme Social Group
E: Trans Peer Support Group

Trans Equality Together A coalition working to create an Ireland where trans and non-binary people are equal, safe & valued. W:
Insta: @transeqtogether

Trans Greystones Community support group.
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TransGreystones / Transformers Dublin / TransParenCI Dublin Peer and support group for trans and non-binary youth / parents and family members of trans and nonbinary people.


Transgender Family Support Line A helpline for family members of trans and non binary people. T: 01-9073707

Sundays, 6pm to 9pm and Tuesdays, 10am to 12pm

Trinity LGBT Staff Network For staff and aliies at TCD.
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Union of Students Ireland (USI)

Student movement that promotes the interests of students studying in third level colleges and universities. W: T: (01) 7099 300

Under The Rainbow United by activism for human rights, equality, health and wellness.
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Youth Work Ireland Supporting, empowering, inspiring and educating young people across Ireland.

W: T: 01-8584500

Cork, Kerry & The South


Choral Con Fusion An inclusive choir in Cork City. W: E: Socials : @ChoralConFusion

Co-dependents Anonymous -Cork A fellowship to develop healthy and loving relationships.

Meeting via Zoom.


Cork LGBT Archive W:
E: Twitter: @CorkLGBThistory FB: CorkLGBTArchive

Gay Project Advocating, informing, supporting and connecting GBTQ+ people. South parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street, Ballintemple, Cork.
W: E: T: 021 4300 430 (inc) Up Cork LGBTI+ Youth Project / Outstaged Drama Group / QueerVibes Social Café / Table Talk Café

Gender Odyssey Support Service And Information Project (GOSSIP)

A peer support group for trans people living in the West of Ireland. W:

Gender Rebels Cork Supporting Cork’s trans, intersex, non-binary and gender nonconforming folk.

E: Insta: @genderrebelscork

Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS)

A safe space for LGBTQ+ youth aged 13-17 to meet people, have fun, and learn a little too.

W: Listowel E:
T: 0860651937

Tralee T: 066-7121674

Killarney T: 064-6631748

LINC Advocating for lesbian and bisexual women in Ireland. Support, training and social events. 11a White Street St, Ballintemple, Cork.

W: E: Te: 021 480 8600

Inc. WorkLINC Education and employment programme.
E: LINC Drama / LINC Book Club

Listowel Family Resource Centre -LGBT+

Mentoring Programme For over 18s who identify as LGBTQ+/questioning, or the parents of LGBT+/questioning children. E: T: 087-6050069

OUT-Lit LGBT+ Book Club An LGBTQ+ inclusive book club in Cork.

E: T: 021 430 0430
Socials: @OUT-Lit

ScEEN in Kerry LGBTQ+ community group.
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Insta: @sceeninkerry

Seeding the County LGBTQ+ development project. Youghal, Co Cork.

E: T: 0879890336

The Sexual Health Centre LGBTQ+ sexual health support. Remote services available nationwide. 16 Peters Street, Cork W:
E: T: 021 427 6676

Trans Kerry Support Group Support group for trans people 18+. E: FB: Trans Kerry Support Group Insta: @transkerry_supportgroup

Trans Limerick Community (TLC)

A peer support group for trans, non-binary, gender diverse and questioning adults.


E: Tw & Insta: @TransLimerick.

Transformers Cork / TransParenCi Cork Peer and support group for trans and non-binary youth / parents and family members of trans and nonbinary people.

E: T: 087 920 2858

We Are Family Peer support group for parents of LGBTQ+ children of any age. Cumann na Daoine, Catherine St, Youghal, Co Cork.

T: 0879890336

Youghal & East Cork LGBTI+ Network Monthly meetups/events. E:
T: 0879890336

Galway, The West and North West


AMACH! LGBT+ Galway Advocacy, training and education, health and wellbeing programmes, and social groups for the LGBTQ+ community in Galway and surrounding areas.

Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Rd, Galway.

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T: 089 4975162

Co-Dependents Anonymous -Westport / Galway / Salthill A fellowship to develop healthy and loving relationships.

Meeting via Zoom.


GOSHH Limerick (Gender, Orientation, Sexual Health, HIV) Counselling, support, training, rapid testing.

T: (061) 314 354

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ShOUT LGBT+ Youth Project A safe, supportive and positive space for LGBTQ+ young people and allies aged 13-24.

Youth Work Ireland Galway, 41-43 Prospect Hill, Galway City.

E: / T: 0876595534

Smily LGBT Youth Group Sligo / Leitrim A safe and fun environment, where young LGBTQ+ people can be who they are or want to be.

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Trans Limerick Community (TLC)

A peer support group for trans, non-binary, gender diverse and questioning adults based in the Limerick region.

Email: Twitter: @TransLimerick Instagram: @TransLimerick.

Trans Northwest A peer support group in the Northwest for trans, non-binary, gender fluid and gender non conforming folk.

E: Instagram: @transnorthwest

The Midlands


Co-Dependents Anonymous -Fermanagh A fellowship to develop healthy and loving relationships.

Meeting via Zoom


Midlands LGBT+ Project Support for and social groups for LGBTQ+ people in Laois, Offaly, Kildare and Westmeath. (inc Trans Midlands) Midlands LGBT+ Project, Unit D, JFL House, James Fintan Lalor Avenue, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

E: T: 0860757985

Trans Waterford A peer support group for trans, nonbinary and questioning adults.
Insta: @transwaterford

Northern Ireland


Rainbow Project Advice, advocacy, support, sexual health and more for LGBTQ+ people. W: T: Belfast 02890319030

Derry :02871283030

Rainbow Refugees Welcoming LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland.
Insta: @rainbowrefugeesni


Azlans Ulster’s all inclusive rugby team
E: FB: Azlans

Belfast Blaze FC Belfast’s LGBTQ+/inclusive football team.

Insta: @belfastblaze.f.c

Cork Hellhounds RFC LGBTQ+ inclusive rugby club.
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Cork Rebels FC Cork’s LGBTQ+ football team.
W: Insta: @corkrebelsfc

Dublin Devils FC Dublin’s LGBTQ+/inclusive football team.

FB/Twitter/Insta: @DublinDevilsFC

Dublin Front Runners AC LGBTQ+ running club based in Phoenix Park.

W: F: @dublinfrontrunnersac Insta: @dublinfrontrunners

Emerald Warriors RFC LGBTQ+ rugby club, Dublin.
W: Insta: @emeraldwarriors

Flaming Feathers LGBTQ+ badminton club, Dublin.

Frontrunners & Briskwalkers Cork Cork’s LGBTQ+ running and briskwalking club.

Instagram: @frbwcork Facebook: frbwcork

In4Squash LGBTQ+ squash club, Dublin.
FB: In4squashIreland

LINC Rebels LGBTQ+ women’s soccer team in Cork.


Na Gaeil Aeracha Dublin LGBTQ+ inclusive GAA club. Insta/Twitter/FB: @NaGaeilAeracha

Out And About Dublin-based hiking club
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Out 2 Tennis Dublin LGBTQ+ tennis club. FB: Out2tennis Instagram: @out2tennis

Pink Ladies Hockey LGBTQ+ hockey club in Dublin.

Sporting Pride Developing LGBTQ+ inclusivity in sport.

W: Insta: @SportingPrideIreland Twitter: @SportingPrideIE

Waterford Front Runners LGBTQ+ running club based in Tramore.

Insta: @WaterfordFrontRunners

Wet and Wild Sports and social club.

Insta: @wetandwildsportsclub

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