What Volunteering Means to John

Find out what volunteering means to John who volunteers on the Making Connections team.


Making Connections Winter Appeal

Thank you for your interest in the Making Connections’ Winter Appeal 2021. If you haven’t seen it already, click here to read our Winter Appeal letter.  


Annual Report 2020

Click to explore Making Connections’ Annual Report 2020 Pivoting to respond to the emerging needs of older people throughout COVID-19 lockdowns


National Volunteering Week 2021 | Thank You Video

Excited to share this video message from Una Power to MakingConnections volunteers for National Volunteering Week 2021. Such a privilege to lead this amazing team. Find out more here: https://volunteerdlr.ie/nvw2021-is-here/ Share with us here: Facebook: http://facebook.com/makingconnections.ie Twitter:     http://twitter.com/connections_ie #NVW2021 #SmallActionsBigImpact #MakingConnectionsVolunteers


dlr GROW it Forward in Action

Making Connections volunteers are excited to get growing thanks to dlr Libraries and GIY. A large team of Making Connections volunteers have signed up dig in, and share their experiences along the way. Click here to follow our stories on Facebook #GrowItFoward    


On Air with Dublin South FM

Our Executive Director, Mary O’Donohue was interviewed by Dublin South FM radio. The interview explores Good Food Delivered and other Making Connections programmes – click play to have a listen.   If you would like to listen to the entire Podcast episode you can find it on the Dublin South FM website here.


Video Message from Cathaoirleach of dlr County Council about our meal delivery service

We are delighted to share some good news with you today. Cathaoirleach of dlr County Council, Una Power, has collaborated with Making Connections to promote the Keep Well Campaign, highlighting in particular Good Food Delivered. Take a moment to watch her video message.


dlr Cultural Connections

Volunteers recently accompanied the people they visit to two shows in Pavilion theatre. Phil Coulter and Emer Quinn wowed the audience with their performances and Making Connections group was lucky enough to meet both artists afterwards One older lady said it was ‘a surreal experience, I could have stayed there forever’. Most of these older… Read More


New team member at Making Connections

We are excited to welcome Karen O’Connor who joined the staff recently. Karen is from Wexford and holds a B.Soc Science from Maynooth University and a Master of Arts in Sociology UCC. She has experience working with a variety of Community based agencies which will be a great asset to the core work of our… Read More


dlr Cultural Connections Launch

We were delighted today to launch the our new ‘dlr Cultural Connections’ programme. This exciting new initiative will provide opportunities for older people in our community with an interest in the Arts to attend various different events they wouldn’t ordinarily have the chance to attend! This evening we all attended the new film Lion at… Read More


Making Connections Christmas Appeal

Making Connections Christmas Appeal

Ever think of the impact of the long dark Winter days on the older generation in your family? Did you know, research shows loneliness and isolation is worse for our health than smoking fifteen cigarettes a day and twice as deadly as obesity? In our own community, many older people are facing endless days alone… Read More


Designer Rail Sale

Making Connections Designer Rail Sale Sat 12 November 2016 Wigwam 54 Middle Abbey Street 12.00 – 2.00 Presale Exclusive with Prosecco & Afternoon Tea (€50) 2.00 – 4.00 Regular Admission (€20) A one-time only chance to bag yourself some real fashion treats, Dublin-based charity Making Connections is hosting the fashion event of the season. Take… Read More


Ironman with a Heart!

Here at Making Connections giving is in our DNA. However, since we are a charity we must count on giving as a way to grow and progress. We want to make special mention of a behind-the-scenes donor who has made a huge impact to our growth. Bernard Flynn is a business trailblazer in every way.… Read More