Someone said :
I never mentioned the scene. I was talking about the community!
I think this is the difference between life in the capital (or even the real capital) and what the rest of us face. I've looked for all the kinds of groups you've described locally, without success.
From conversations I've had with people who are out a lot longer than I am, they all report similar findings. The gay community for women on the West of the Shannon is hard to find.
Students have the option of their college LGBTQ societies, but the grown ups are stuffed.
Sorry I think I misunderstood. By community I thought you meant the gay scene.. apologies.
The gay scene and the gay community are very accessible here in Dublin, and there is a good bit of variety. I am not sure how it is in Galway, but I have a friend who travels there frequently because she likes the craig on the scene. However I do know about gay life in rural area. I am only in Dublin 3 years and built up my network before I moved. I had to get into my car and go and meet people, I had to make an effort to contact people and make arrangements, because they didnt need to build on their circle of friends, I needed to build on mine.
I am sensing a defeatest attitude by you, and while I understand it to a degree, its not going to serve you at all, nobody is going to come to you, you have to try to go to them. There are some members on here from Galway, check them out, I am not sure if Gaire do meets in Galway, but check it out. I know how you feel, I have been there myself, and have often felt isolated even in Dublin when I moved here first. Ask yourself what kind of connections you want, and try to seek them out... best of luck