The gay community is extremely well represented in Dublin. With an openly gay senator as the favorite to become the next president of Ireland, things are definitely moving in a more positive direction for the gay community.
Nearly 25% of Ireland’s population currently resides in Dublin making it an extremely large city. Dublin is considered to be one of the world’s leading gay cities. Dublin is one of Europe’s liveliest capitals with fully dedicated gay venues all up and down the city center. Dublin population, half of which are under 25 are leading the charge into remaking Dublin into one of the great gay cities in the world.
There are also plenty of nightclubs and bars for the gay traveler to experience. One-nighter clubs to be found every single night in the city with several highly popular weekend clubs open on Friday and Saturdays.
If you are looking to getting around the city look no further than a bike rental. Dublin is an extremely bike friendly area and with a bike you can easily extend your reach into the different parts of the city that you can explore. If you aren’t so keen to ride a bike you can find many pedestrian pathways and highly a systemized mass transit systems comprised of busses and trams.
The highly famous pubs are everywhere in Dublin and are an essential part of the overall experience. Students, locals, travelers, and more all congregate at the local pub, or water hole for some great conversation and mingling. After all, this is home to the famous beer, the beer of beers. If you have a chance, stop by the Guinness storehouse where you will receive a tour through their 7 levels of beer brewing goodness. Don’t forget that you’ll also get a complimentary pint when you visit the Guinness storehouse!
The best time to visit Dublin is going to be during May or June. It is during this time that the temperature is mild and perfect for sightseeing. Overall the climate is temperate year around with mild temperature variations.
The Gay Scene in Dublin
The population of Dublin is generally tolerant towards members of the LGBT community and same sex couples can be seen holding hands in areas throughout the city. Dublin’s gay scene is focused in Temple Bar and it is a great place to find some great gay bars and clubs.
Restaurants in Dublin
Dublin’s restaurant scene has a lot going for it. Don’t be afraid to walk around the city till you find just the right place. More likely than not, it is a gay-friendly restaurant.