Discover our local Gay Dublin Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Dublin is the center of cultural, economic, political and gay life in Ireland.
Dublin is an ideal destination for a romantic weekend, with plenty to explore, endless beauties to discover and hidden jewels.
Dublin is a small, but extraordinarily dynamic city, which you can easily explore walking on your own or with a local to show you around.
The city is very prosperous, and this is not for sure a cheap destination for a weekend.
The weather is pretty rainy, but you are not coming to Dublin to sunbathe anyway.
Take your time walking and admiring the city, crammed with beautiful churches, elegant palaces, historical districts, remarkable museums such and exquisite gardens and parks.
Dublin has many landmarks and monuments from
19 th and 20th century,
such as Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Mansion House, Leinster House or the National Library of Ireland.
The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum are filled with treasures that you should not miss. You can find plenty of smaller museums all around the city.
After a full day visiting, have some rest and joyful time in the trendy area of Temple Bar, packed with pubs, pubs, and more pubs, creative restaurants, hipster cafés, art galleries, antique shops, and young designer stalls.
The gay area in Dublin
The atmosphere of the city is relaxed, and Dublin is one of the most gay-friendly cities in Europe.
Dublin has a vibrant gay nightlife, which concentrates around Temple Bar, Georges Street and Capel Street.
It is one of Europe’s most youthful cities, with an estimated 50% of citizens being younger than 25. With dozens of gay bars, clubs, saunas, cruising spots which can meet all tastes.
Like anywhere else, the gay bars in Dublin get extremely packed on Fridays and Saturdays.
The biggest gay event is the Dublin Gay pride, which takes place every year in June, attracting participants from all over the country and an increasing number of gay travelers.
Day trip from Dublin
Some of Ireland’s most impressive attractions are right on Dublin’s doorstep
The scenic valley of Glendalough is just 25 kilometers from the city.
Powerscourt Estate is a Palladian mansion with astonishing classical gardens the finest in the country.
Exciting museums, lovely walks in the city, gay bars and trendy
Dublin is a perfect destination for a cultural or festive weekend, traveling alone, with friends or with your beloved one.
Finally, Dublin is a strategical position to visit Ireland, as it is only a few hours trip by car or train, to enjoy fascinating and gay-friendly Irish cities such as Cork, or to take a plane to London, Liverpool or Edinburgh