Friends Ireland hosted its first social event in August 2013 in the form of a guided walk in Renville Park, Co. Galway.
On the day, participants were asked to fill out questionnaires to gauge their interest in a new initiative, Friends Ireland.
The response received was amazing. 100% of participants were in support of the project and most requested classes or groups as a way of meeting new people, so that’s the direction we took.
Friends Ireland opened their first centre in Tuam, Co. Galway October 2015 with the hope of many more to come. the base is busy with continuous classes open and being attended by the community.
Friends Ireland aim to expand to other counties in Ireland. As it stands we have now expanded to Clare. We have computer classes currently running and hope to continue to expand there.
Friends Ireland Mission Statement
Friends Ireland’s mission is tackle the issue of social isolation among all adults through friendship, learning and empowerment.
Friends Ireland Aims
Friends Ireland aims to tackle social isolation by assisting with the development and nurturing of friendships in the community through learning, shared hobbies and community involvement.
Friends Ireland seeks to provide specific wants and needs led social gatherings for all adults and offers precision matching for smaller groups/couples.
Friends Ireland’s vision is to eliminate social isolation and promote positive mental health in all adults.
** Friends Ireland are constantly seeking volunteers to keep classes running in the Galway and Clare areas.
or are in a position to assist with basic computer classes **