Cork for LGBT
There is a very active LGBT scene in Cork and like many places around the world the stigma of being gay in any form is finally slowly disappearing. Cork has long been a popular choice amongst gay travellers as it is safe to say that the vast majority of venues are openly very welcoming.
In terms of where to stay, all hotels are open and available but two guest houses in particular deserve a mention – Roman House B&B and Emerson House B&B in the city centre have carved out an excellent reputation for themselves.
Popular bars on the scene include:
- Loafers on Douglas Street is the longest established gay bar in the city
- Chambers on Washington Street is Cork's newest & biggest gay bar and encompases the Ruby Lounge.
A number of sites are very useful as reference points and a great place to check out if you are looking to meet up the locals.
Gay Cork is a very active group that organises a wide range of activities for gay people living in or visiting the area. www.gaycork.com
Cork Gay Hillwalking Club is affiliated to The Association of Gay Mountaineering and Hillwalking Clubs of Ireland. It developed from The Rainbow Ramblers, a group established by The Cork Gay Community Project in 2003. www.corkgayhillwalkers.com
Want to be part of Cork Pride Festival? Then checking out www.corkpride.com is a must.