Ireland's most popular gay neighbourhoods have been revealed, and the rents are sky high 4 years ago

Ireland's most popular gay neighbourhoods have been revealed, and the rents are sky high

A report from shows that rents are surging faster in Ireland's top ten gay neighbourhoods than anywhere else in the country.

Ireland's top ten neighbourhoods with largest number of same-sex couples has been revealed, with Stoneybatter in Dublin taking the top spot.


Ireland’s Top 10 Pride Filled Places - a report by - shows that rents and house prices are surging faster in these ten areas, all Dublin-based, than anywhere else in the country.

In these ten areas, at least 7% of the population are believed to be in same-sex couples.

Top 10 by % of the population:

1. Stoneybatter - 8.9%
2. Grand Canal Dock - 8.3%
3. Christchurch - 8.2%
4. Dublin 8 - 7.9%
5. Drumcondra - 7.9%
6. Ranelagh - 7.6%
7. Rathmines - 7.6%
8. Smithfield - 7.5%
9. East Wall 7.3%
10. Dublin 1 - 7%

Rents in Dublin’s most gay-friendly places are now 7% - or €150 per month - higher than neighbouring areas in the city.
The research was conducted by Ronan Lyons, economist and assistant professor of economics at Trinity College Dublin, who said: “In Dublin’s ten most Pride-Filled Places, 8% of the population are in same-sex relationships, almost three times the fraction elsewhere in the city.
"The Top Ten areas saw their share in same-sex relationships rise from 5.6% in 2011 to 8% in 2016. Elsewhere in the city, the share rose by just 0.2%. Unsurprisingly, this strong level of demand in these neighbourhoods is pushing up sale and rental prices, as the figures show.”

Martin Clancy from said; “As we approach Dublin’s pride weekend, this data serves both as a celebration and barometer of social change in Ireland over the last number of years.

"Similar research has been carried out in the United States, but for Ireland, this is a first and something which is both interesting and informative about the evolution of Dublin’s neighbourhood’s and the clear emergence of pride-filled places in the capital.”