Social Groups

LGBT social groups and events are a great way to connect with other LGBT people, in a relaxed and informal way. Social groups and meet-ups in the Connaught region include:

ELLA – Roscommon

ELLA is a group for providing support to lesbians and bisexual women. ELLA aspires to provide a network for LGBT women in Co. Roscommon and surrounding areas that offers mutual support and socialising.
Email: groupella@gmail.com

Over the Rainbow Drama Group – Sligo

Over the Rainbow is a straight friendly drama group based in Sligo which seeks to provide an opportunity for LGBT people (and anyone else) to have a go at performing or supporting performing in backstage roles. Group meets every Thursday at a venue in Sligo town.
Web: facebook.com/overtherainbowdramagroup

Outwest Ireland

OutWest Ireland is a voluntary social and support group for LGBT people in the West of Ireland. The group organise social outings and events, some of which are discos, several times a year, in various venues in the West of Ireland. Tel: Text information line 087 972 5586

Email: info@outwest.ie Web: www.outwest.ie

SHEnanigans – Galway

This group is for women who identify as LGBTQ. It is a Social Club for adult women (must be over 18 years of age) who want to meet new people, develop new friendships, and participate in common interest activities. Email: shenaniganswest@gmail.com

Web: meetup.com/shenanigans

The Out ‘N’ Out Players – Galway

Out & Out Players Community Theatre Group is a newly formed community drama group based in Galway aimed at giving an opportunity for LGBT people in Galway to have a go at performance and or support performance in backstage roles.

Web: facebook.com/OutnOutPlayers

Mayo LGBT+ Equality – Mayo

Mayo LGBT+ Equality is an LGBT group based in Castlebar, working to combat the isolation experienced by LGBT people in Co. Mayo and to help the LGBT community become more visible in ordinary everyday life. The group meet once a month to plan events, discuss various issues and to socialise.
Tel: 094 902 5126
Email: yesequalitymayo@gmail.com

TribesMEN – Galway

TribesMEN is a social group based in Galway intended for gay and bisexual men to make new friends. This group is open to singles or couples. All members are required to respect the privacy of other members.
Web: www.meetup.com/TribesMEN