From friendly bars and terrific club nights to sea swims and organised hikes, LGBTQ+ visitors to Dublin will have plenty to do in a welcoming and safe environment.
Dublin is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world for the LGBTQ+ community. It wasn’t always that way, but there has been a massive shift in general attitudes since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1993. The highpoint of this cultural change came in 2015, when Ireland became the first country in the world to vote overwhelmingly in favour of same sex marriage in a referendum.
A strong attitude of inclusivity means that that there is no easily identifiable LGBTQ+ quarter within Dublin as such, but rather a variety of vibrant shops, restaurants and bars scattered across the city offering the warmest of welcomes to all LGBTQ+ visitors.