Dublin is a city full of character and uniquely Irish charm, and in recent years it's started to emerge as a European queer capital. Same-sex marriage was legalised here in 2015, and since then the city and its people has only become more accepting. You'll find plenty of opportunity to explore the history of the LGBTQ+ community in Dublin, notably archives of classic queer literature and traditional gay-friendly Irish pubs. Take advantage of regular events, including the International LGBT Film Festival and annual Pride Parade, plus a selection of lively nightlife venues that are open all year round.
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Dublin Gay Scene
Dublin may not have as many gay bars and clubs as some of the bigger European cities, but the small selection of places conveniently located in the city centre are bursting with energy. Their characters range from traditional to modern and eccentric, putting them firmly in the heart of Dublin's diverse LGBTQ+ community, as meeting places and safe spaces. Be sure to visit The George, the longest running gay bar in the city, as well as the number of mixed venues that host regular LGBTQ+ nights and welcome in the community.
Tours & Experiences in Dublin
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