Due to COVID-19 guidelines, many of the services listed in our Services Directory have adopted new working arrangements. Please contact them directly to ascertain their current arrangements.
BeLonG To is an LGBT youth organisation in Ireland which caters for young people aged between 14–23 years. Provides help with information, support, and youth groups where you can meet other LGBTI+ young people who have similar experiences to you.
T: 01 670 6223 / E; firstname.lastname@example.org / W: www.belongto.org
This is a telefriending service for members of the LGBTI+ community over 50 years of age who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation.
Individuals can self-refer or be referred by services through the dedicated website at: https://lgbt.ie/telefriending/ where they can select the ‘Apply Now’ button to complete the online referral form.
Email: email@example.com Website: https://lgbt.ie/telefriending/
LGBT Ireland is a national organisation underpinned by localised knowledge and responses. Provides a non-judgemental, confidential support service, training and advocacy which aims to improve the lives of LGBT+ people across Ireland.
T :1800 929 539 Monday to Thursday: 6:30pm to 10:00pm; Fridays: 4:00pm to 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday: 4:00pm to 6:00pm / E: firstname.lastname@example.org / W: lgbt.ie
OutWest is a voluntary social, support and advocacy group for LGBT+ people in the west of Ireland.
The group aims to organise social outings and events several times a year in various venues in the west of Ireland, as well as doing advocacy and awareness work, including educational sessions, to benefit the LGBT+ community, both in Connacht and on a national level.
T: 087 972 5586 / E: email@example.com / W: outwest.ie
Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI)
TENI engages in activities that promote the equality and well-being of trans people in Ireland. They work nationally in four main areas: healthcare, employment, education and legislation. Their services include advocavy, education and support.
T: 01 907 3707 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org / W: www.teni.ie
Transgender Family Support Line
Provided by LGBT Ireland, this gender identity family support line is run by non-judgemental volunteers who themselves have a transgender or gender non-confirming family member.
T: 01 907 3707 Sundays 6pm to 9pm and Tuesdays 10am to 12pm / E: email@example.com / W: lgbt.ie
AMACH! LGBT Galway
AMACH! LGBT Galway aims to reflect equally the diversity within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by encouraging positive participation from the community. Actively advocates to achieve a solid and safe support structure for the LGBT+ community in Galway. Provides awareness, educational and training events and workshops, and endeavours to support and promote a socially inclusive society.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org / W: www.amachlgbt.com
shOUT! (LGBT Youth)
Through weekly social meetings, shOUT! aims to provide a fun and open space for young LGBT people to go to, where they can socialise with their peers in an open, accepting, and non-judgmental environment.
T: 087 773 8529 / E: email@example.com / W: www.youthworkireland.ie
Cairde LGBTI + Youth Club, Don’t Label It!, Ballinrobe
This club is open to LGBTI+ young people, their friends, and young people who may be questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. This is a safe place for young LGBTI+ people to be themselves and it is open to all young people who care about LGBTI+ issues.
The group meets every second Thursday from 4.00 – 6.15pm.
T: 087 771 4967 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cairde LGBTI+ Youth Group, Ballina
This group is for young people aged 13-17 years who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and their friends. The group is operated by Foroige, please contact Stephaine before attending meetings for the first time.
The group meets every Friday from 4.30-6pm (subject to changes).
T: 086 601 7337 / E: email@example.com
Cairde Network, Foroige Hub, Castlebar
Youth Group for LGBTI + young people and their allies (ages 12 -18). Where you can drop in have fun and share ideas with others.
Meetings take place weekly from 5:30 – 7:30pm on Thursdays.
T: 086 837 1339 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
T: 094 902 5126 / E: email@example.com
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.
LGBTI+ Youth Supports
Roscommon LGBTI+ support groups are held in Athlone, Roscommon and Castlerea.
T: Athlone Spectrum 086 027 9149; Roscommon 086 143 7606; Castlerea 087 739 5610
TLC – Tuismitheoir Le Cheile
Supports for parents of LGBT people. Meets on last Tuesday of the month in Vita House,
Roscommon at 8pm.