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


dlr Cultural Connections – Night 2

We had our second outing of ‘dlr Cultural Connections’ last night when we accompanied a group of volunteers and older people to see a play called ‘My Aunt Bee’ at Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire. An Irish comedy of sorts, the play was thoroughly enjoyed by those in attendance. However, what stood out most for… Read More


Making Connections Kicks off the dlr Festival of Inclusions

Making Connections helped kick off the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Festival of Inclusions 2016 with the “Connecting Generations” event hosted by Airfield estate Dundrum on Saturday 8th October. The CEO of Airfield, Gráinne Kelliher, warmly welcomed everyone and praised the work of Making Connections; “I am so impressed by the obvious friendships that have blossomed through… Read More


Give an hour gain an hour

Connecting the generations when the clocks go back When the clocks go back an hour, it’s an extra hour in bed right? But what if we could gain so much more? Non-profit organisation, Making Connections has launched Give an Hour Gain an Hour to challenge people to use their extra hour to share some good… Read More


The RHA annual Exhibition

Making Connections volunteers invited by a supporter of the charity to the RHA Annual Exhibition Left to right: Chris Shauna Suzanne Mary Rocio Emma Sue and Joe  


UCD Mind Body Soul Festival

Making Connections were invited to be part of the UCD Mind Body Soul Festival. UCD Students Union are partnering with Making Connections this year to implement ‘Give an Hour Gain an Hour’ an exciting new campaign pilot project. We were amazed by the interest and positive feedback from all the UCD students.


Pub Quiz for Making Connections

We would like thank two of our volunteers, Lucy Johnson and Camilla Mahon who organised a pub quiz to raise money for Making Connections. Lucy and Camilla are students of Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology and both have recently joined the Making Connections team. The quiz took place on the 11th of… Read More


A Night at the Theatre

A supporter of Making Connections very kindly gifted tickets to the charity for Waiting for Godot at the Gaiety Theatre on Saturday October 5th. The stellar cast of this landmark show included Gary Lydon (The Clinic), former Bond Villain Gavan O’Herlihy (Never Say Never Again), Tadhg Murphy (The Speckled People, Da) and Conor Lovett, an… Read More