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Where do gay people live in Dublin?

The results of the 2013 barking lizard media LGBT Accommodation Survey

In November 2012 the Irish Times ran an article asking “Is Dublin 8 the new gay village?“. This was based on the latest CSO figures at the time, which showed that more that half of all people in a civil partnership in Dublin lived in the Dublin 8 area. In order to confirm this information and to conduct primary market research into where LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people were living in Dublin, barking lizard media ran an Accommodation Survey in 2013.

Gay couple looking at apartments

The results of the survey confirmed that Dublin 8 is indeed the capital’s most popular ‘gaybourhood’ with almost 21% of all LGBT respondents living there. Dublin 8 is a more popular location among Gay men with 31% of all respondents claiming an address here compared to 12% of all lesbian respondents. The next most popular area was Dublin 7 with 14%. Dublin 7 comprises popular gay areas such as Smithfield and the Lesbian favourite Stoneybatter. 19% of Gay men and 11% of lesbians surveyed lived in Dublin 7. In total 35% of all LGBT people surveyed live in these two areas.
The next most popular area for LGBT people was Dublin 9 (Drumcondra, Glasnevin) with 9%, followed by Dublin 6 (Rathmines, Ranelagh) with 8%, and Dublin 1, Dublin 6w (Terenure, Harold’s Cross) & Dublin 15 (Castleknock, Blanchardstown) all with 5% each.
After these areas Dublin’s LGBT population is more evenly spread out, with 90% of all respondents living in Dublin 1-24.
Based on these results barking lizard media would be interested in hearing from LGBT people about living in these areas of Dublin, did you choose your current living area based on it being considered more ‘gay friendly’? Let us know!
Overview of respondents:
This survey was conducted in spring 2013 and 140 LGBT people living in Dublin responded. Of these 48% identified as lesbian, 44% as gay men, 3% as bisexual and 5% as queer or other. 23% were in the age group 18-25%, 61% were aged 26-40, and 13% were aged 41-50.