13/11/2018

Award for Making Connections

Making Connections was honoured to have been selected in the Small Business category of the Dunlaoghaire Rathdown County Business Chamber awards 2018, held in Fitzpatrick Hotel Killiney on September 27th 2018 This award was for businesses who have shown growth and quality of management. It was sponsored by Bank of Ireland and the charity was… Read More


27/10/2018

Give an Hour Gain an Hour Campaign

ALLEVIATING LONELINESS & ISOLATION Did you know that by 2030 in Ireland there will be a 60-64% growth in the over 65 population and 89-94% growth in the over 85 population? IF YOU COULD TWEET YOUR OLDER-SELF SOME ADVICE, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Feedback from Making Connections befriending programme shows the incredible power of older… Read More


26/09/2018

RHA Exhibition

Making Connections befrienders & befriendees who have an interest in Art were lucky to get a private tour of the RHA annual exhibition followed by light refreshments on the terrace of Coppa Café. Making Connections participants at Royal Hibernian Academy


26/09/2018

DBS Student Union partners with Making Connections

Mary O’Donohue speaking with Dublin Business School Student Union about the work of Making Connections & discussing ways they can get involved with the charity in the coming academic year. Mary O’Donohue with DBS Student Union


26/09/2018

Panel Discussion around Healthcare in Ireland

Muireann O’Shea a 3rd yr medical student representing AMSI UCD organised a panel discussion around Ageing Ireland, the Reality of Healthcare. The panel included experts on geriatrics gerontology and speakers with personal experiences of navigating the healthcare system. Mary O’Donohue Making Connections & Muireann O’Shea 3rd yr Medical Student UCD


26/09/2018

Intergenerational Jigsaw Club

The aim of the club is to facilitate inter-generational human connection by bringing together UCD Community with members of the wider community. People from 12 to 112 years old will come and have fun enjoying the company, conversation, and puzzle completion. Club will run for 2 hours and people can drop in for as little… Read More


26/09/2018

Age Friendly Communities

Helen, who is a team member of Making Connections, actively participated in the Touchstone Course held in the O’Brien Centre UCD. The objective of the course was to develop the skills and knowledge of people wanting to make their communities more age friendly. Helen Collings from Making Connections with Holly Dignam UCD in the Community