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Supporting LGBT+

Welcome to  OutWest 

OutWest is a Voluntary Social, Support and Advocacy Group for LGBT+ People in Connacht

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Your donation would be an amazing way to support the LGBT+ community in the West of Ireland. Your contribution will help create significant changes and progress in our community and support our local Drop In Centre.

Drop-in Centre Funds

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Upcoming Events

25 March 23

OutWest LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up – Sligo

Join us Saturday 25th of March 2023 at the WB’s Coffee House, Sligo for the LGBTeaQ+ Coffee Meet up from 11am to 1pm. For more info, please send an email…
26 March 23

Drop-in Centre

Our Drop-in Centre is open every Sunday from 2pm to 6pm in Ballina (see map HERE) Come enjoy a safe, welcoming and friendly space where you can socialise with other…
02 April 23

Drop-in Centre

Our Drop-in Centre is open every Sunday from 2pm to 6pm in Ballina (see map HERE) Come enjoy a safe, welcoming and friendly space where you can socialise with other…

Latest News

Drop-in Centre in Ballina

There it is! Our team is delighted to anounce that our new Drop-in Centre located in Ballina (see map HERE) will be open every Sunday at the usual times, from 2pm to 6pm starting this Sunday 12th of March On the day, we will also have another session of SingOutWest Choir running from 4pm…

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Good News!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Our Drop-in Centre is reopening in Le Cheile FRC Castlebar Let's see y'all this Sunday 29 January at our usual time 2pm - 6pm. Come chat, relax and enjoy a nice cuppa with us we can't wait to catch up with you all! For more information send us an email…

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New Merch

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Get your hands on limited OutWest Magnetic Calendar 2023 ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Donate a minimum of โ‚ฌ3 through our website and provide us with your name and postal address via email to [email protected], and we will send you your Magnetic Calendar with no additional postage costs. Get yours now while stocks last! Note: Calendar size: 13.3cm…

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Thoughts from a Member

My story…. Open the zip of the invisible bubble that surrounds you and step out into your world. Asleep, alone, eyes closed in an empty world of nothingness. I talked. I cried. I laughed. But was I different? Fun and games, laughs and tears like everyone else. But I was different. Why me?

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Past Gatherings

What you're Saying

Brilliant. Well done to you all. All the best with the drop in centre.

January 2020

Anonymous

You’re doing great work and volunteering. Kindest from Roscommon. Your chat line will be a tremendous lifeline to many. God bless, be safe and take care

March 2020

Anonymous

Coming from Achill Island to student life in Trinity was a very similar experience for me though in the late 70โ€™s being gay wasnโ€™t that easy in Dublin either. Thank god weโ€™ve all moved on and grown up a lot as a nation.

January 2020

Anonymous

I feel like so many Elders of the LGBTA community get forgotten and left behind, it warms my heart when stuff like this is shared, they deserve all the love and happiness.

March 2020

Anonymous

The LGBT+ community needs OutWest.

July 2019

Anonymous

Love for one another, not hate or prejudice.

December 2019

Anonymous

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3 days ago

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Hi Folks! Our Centre will unfortunately be closed tomorrow due to a shortage of volunteers available. However, we hope you're all having a nice weekend and we're looking forward to seeing you next week! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆIf you or anyone you know are interested in helping out with maintaining our Drop-in Centre, please, don't hesitate to contact us via email to [email protected] or call 087 972 5586. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

OutWest
Great time at the St Patrick's Day Parades in Sligo and Ballina ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ€ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

OutWest
Happy St Patrick's Day to y'all ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ€Don't forget, our team will be marching in Sligo and Ballina on St Patrick's Day Parade. Why not join our banner and march with us! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆSligo: Meet up at the Applegreen on Mail Coach Road from 11am (parade starts at 12pm).Ballina: Meet up at Convent Hill from 4pm (parade starts at 4.30pm).Wishing everyone a fabulous day! ๐Ÿ€ ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

OutWest
Let's get ready for Pink Friday on Paddy's Day! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ Join us tomorrow exceptionally from 6pm outside the Swagman Bar in Sligo for some funky chips and/or a drink to celebrate St Patrick's Day! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ•๐ŸŸ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€ ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

OutWest
Paddy's day is only a few days away! ๐Ÿ€ Our team in Sligo and Ballina will be marching on St Patrick's Day Parade. Join our banner and march with us ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชSligo:Meet up at the Applegreen on Mail Coach Road from 11am (parade starts at 12pm).Ballina:Meet up at Convent Hill from 4pm (parade starts at 4.30pm). ... See MoreSee Less
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