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Where? And Galway is a city, Dublin is not our only city. If you can make it to a city,, any city, with in an hour you are in commuting distance of a city. You can travel from Letterkenny to Cork in six hours, then you probably need to stay the night.
If you are reliant on a bus to get everywhere, then learn to drive it's not that hard or expensive.
Ah come on now. I grew up two hours from Dublin and even that would be an overnight stay if I planned on going out for the night. Four hours on the road in a day is a long time.
Very few places in this country are actually an hour from a gay scene.
Unless you live just out on outskirts of a city, and you want to go out to meet someone, you will have to stay overnight.
Mind you, when you start saying things like "learn to drive", it's more proof that life in the city is easier for gay people.