Social Groups

LGBT+ Social Groups

LGBT+ Social groups are good for members of the LGBT+ community to network, socialise, feel a sense of belonging and often are beneficial for your mental health. We need LGBT+ social groups as they create queer safe spaces for people to meet like-minded trans, non-binary, gay, lesbian, bisexual etc. people that they may not usually meet in their everyday social circles. Social Groups/Events strengthen the LGBT+ community and we need more of them in Kerry.

As more LGBT+ people come out, alongside the shift towards a more accepting inclusive society there is an ever-growing need for a dedicated LGBT+ Hub in Co. Kerry. This is where ScEEN in Kerry comes in, we are here to promote and create existing LGBT+ social communities to thrive and flourish throughout our county.

ScEEN in Kerry organise monthly social events, coffee evenings, and outings, so watch this space on Facebook our events page and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. If you are interested in organising a new LGBT+ social group or want us to promote new events we’d love to hear from you! Please contact us.

LGBT+ Social groups in Kerry include

‘WinK’ (Women in Kerry) is a group for women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender queer and their LGBT+ friends. Wink is about creating a space for women in Kerry to meet and socialise, make connections, invite friends from Ireland or around the world to come and spend time in Kerry. It is about building an LGBT+ community in Kerry and having a lot of fun in the process. So far, they have had movie nights, bowling, theatre nights, dinner meet ups and walks. Keep an eye on their calendar for future meet ups.Click Here for More


LINC Out Kerry is a group for Lesbian and Bisexual women living in the Kerry area who would like to access LINC’s (Cork based) new service based in Tralee, Co. Kerry. It takes place on the first Wed each month.  The aim of the group is to improve the quality of life, health and well-being of its members. Activities include Boxing, Book Clubs and Social Events. For more info email or phone 021 4808600 or message the LINC Facebook page: Click Here


Family & Friends LGBT+ Group members are parents, family and friends of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people. The aims of the group are to provide support and friendship for the parents, family and friends of LGBT people living in North Kerry, West Limerick and surrounding communities to understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members with love and pride. Meetings take place every quarter in the year and more if required, especially if new members would like to attend. Please contact Bridie Mulvihill at 086 855 6431 or email
Transformers is a Trans Kerry Support Group that is a locally set up peer network for anyone from the trans community under the age of 18, that are living in Kerry. They meet every second Tuesday of every month. If interested please contact Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service (KACS) at 066 718 1333

Gay Project – Munster Gayze is a digital space developed by the Gay Project to share information, memes, make new friends, find out about upcoming events, and general chat for gay, bi+, queer, MSM and Trans men from across Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and Waterford. Click here to join:

LGBT+ KDYS Youth Group is a group for under 18 – 24 year olds. Meetings are at 6pm to 7:30pm every Tuesday countywide. Their meetings focus on socialising, creativity, and freedom. For more info, call the KDYS centre on 087 057 6213 and ask for Gareth Harteveld
Linc Ramblers is a Lesbian/Bisexual women’s group that meet up on the first Sunday of every month. The general hikes are in Cork county, however, sometimes their monthly hikes take place in Kerry. A certain level of fitness will be required. There hikes are expected to be about 3-4 hours and most will involve some level of hill waking. If you are interested to participate in hiking activities email or call (021) 4808600. check out: Click Here
TRANS Kerry is a group that aims to provide community and supports for the trans and gender non-conforming communities in the South-West. This group is open to those aged 18+. Trans Kerry Support Group meet every second Friday every month at 6-9pm. Listowel Family Recourse Centre oversee this group in partnership with the HSE and TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland). Please contact Caroline Doyle at 086 787 2107. If you want to know more about the group. Check out: Click Here
TransParenCI is a peer support group for parents and family members of young transgender people who attend transformers. Both groups run concurrently and are facilitated in separate spaces. For more info contact Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service (KASCS) at 066 718 1333
Gay Project Ramblers and Hillwalkers is a group for Gay, Bi+, Trans and Queer Men who meet in Kerry monthly or bi-monthly. This group is for members of the community who have an interest in rambling and hillwalking and who would like to share that interest and experience with others. The group is facilitated by members who are volunteers and who have some prior experience of hiking and hillwalking. To find out more and get involved email: or see for more information.

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