Older people, rural, social isolation

Social Exclusion and Older People in Diverse Rural Communities

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Professor Eamon O’Shea, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland, Galway

Researchers: 

  • Dr Kieran Walsh, The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Dr Michael Murray, Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning, Queen's University Belfast
  • Dr Sheelah Connolly, Centre for Clinical and Population Studies, Queen's University Belfast
  • Mr Mark Allen and Ms Caroline McGuire, Rural Community Network
  • Ms. Martina Gavin, FORUM, Rural Community Development Organisation
  • Dr John McDonagh, Department of Geography, National University of Ireland Galway
This will be the first study to address the important question: is rural Ireland a good place to grow old?

The project will be carried out by Healthy Ageing in Rural Communities Research Network (HARC) established with funding from CARDI’s Grants Call 1. It brings together multidisciplinary researchers from NUIG and Queen’s University Belfast with the Rural Community Network and FORUM Letterfrack.

CARDI grant programme