Ireland only recognized same-sex relationships, civil partnerships, formerly in 2011, and while it is a relatively liberal country there are still challenges achieving full equality. However throughout the largely Catholic country you will find thriving gay communities and nightlife, not least in Dublin.
During the summer months of May – August cities across the country host their pride festivals, the most notable being Cork Pride at the end of May, Dublin Pride in June and Galway Pride in August. Alternatively check out Mr Gay Ireland in October or Alternative Miss Pride, in which anyone can enter, in March. Dublin is certainly Ireland’s most gay-welcoming city with many gay bars and clubs to discover.
Ireland has a lot to offer from small traditional country villages to the big bright lights of the city. The country famed for its potatoes, Guinness and music will certainly keep you entertained during your stay.
Whether you like to travel by train, car or bike, its easy and safe to get around.