About Us

Our Mission

Making Connections’ mission is to alleviate loneliness and isolation by providing Befriending and Wellbeing
supports that empower people to stay healthy and socially connected.

Our Vision

A community where no older person is isolated or alone


Our Commitment to Good Governance

Making Connections is a registered charity (Company Number 559418 | CHY21301 | CRA 20149635). We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.


Our Board of Directors

Adrienne Gormley (Chair)

Helen Boyd (Company Secretary)

Laura Ryan

Joe Coleman

Tara Ryan

Tim Brick (Treasurer)

I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.

Brené Brown

Our Values

Purposeful Work




Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council worked in partnership with Making Connections throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the charity is currently an active member of the drl Age Friendly Alliance. They are extrememly knowledeable about the needs of older people in the county and they understand the importance of guiding and mentoring volunteers to enable them to positively support older people.

Michelle Carrol

Senior Community Officer | Dlr County Council

A Collaborative Approach