Recommended Books

Overcoming loneliness and making friends / Márianna Csóti
Loneliness in later life / Hamilton B. Gibson / foreword by Peter Laslett
Never be Lonely Again: Lessons from Depression, the Dow Jones, and the Dalai LamaNever be lonely again : the way out of emptiness, isolation, and a life unfulfilled / Pat Love & Jon Carlson
Positive Solitude : A Practical Program for Mastering Loneliness and Achieving Self-fulfillment


Useful Websites

www.activeirl.ieActive Retirement Ireland - enabling retired people to enjoy a full and active life, andadvocating for them

www.ageaction.ieAge Action Ireland

www.alone.ieAlone – Voluntary Organisation to Aid Older People  Living Alone

www.citizensinformation.iePublic Service Information for Ireland

www.friendsoftheelderly.ieVoluntary Organisation Helping to Alleviate Loneliness and Isolation Among OlderPeople

www.healthinfo.ieHealth Promotion in Ireland

www.hse.ieHealth Service Executive, Ireland

www.irdduhallow.com/agriculture/farm-a-rural-stressFarm & Rural Stress

www.mentalhealthireland.ieMental Health Ireland

www.ncaop.ieNational Council for Ageing & Older People



Active Retirement Ireland: 01 - 8733836 (28 local groups in Offaly)

Citizens Information: 1890 777 121

Farm & Rural Stress: 1800 742 645

HSE: 1850 24 1850

Low Cost Counselling: 087 684 7088

National Council for Ageing and Older People: 01 6766484

Retirement Planning Council of Ireland: 01 6613139

Samaritans: 1850 60 90 90

Senior Helpline: 1850 440 444