OutWest Ireland is a voluntary social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the West of Ireland. It was founded originally in 1997 as Mayo Roscommon Outreach by a number of gay people from the region, with the aim of providing the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the West with a support network.
The group also organises social outings and events, some of which are discos, several times a year, in various venues in the West of Ireland.
The meetings give LGBT people an opportunity to meet together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and to discuss group events and gay issues. People attend from Sligo, Donegal, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway and the midlands. New faces appear regularly and are always welcome.