It can be hard to make new friends.
If you’re new to the city, starting over or just find yourself drifting away from mates you’ve had since childhood or college, opportunities for a ‘hello’ chat can be few and far between.
A great way to meet new people is to join a club or society. Better yet, join a group where finding new connections is not just a happy coincidence, but its entire purpose.
Cork Connections, run by local women Caoimhe Lillis and Lorna Mooney, is organising weekly Women’s Circles to encourage people with similar interests to get together on a regular basis to share their stories, learn from one another, and develop as people.
“It is the opportunity to make connections and friendships for life! How amazing is that? A place just for YOU & to meet YOUR people!” said the pair on Instagram.
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Caoimhe is a qualified life coach and guidance counsellor while Lorna is trained in yoga and shavasana meditation, meaning that there is plenty of yoga and meditation baked into the Circle cake, as well as workshops on mindfulness, vision boarding and inner child work.
Women’s Circles can also include trips to the beach for a dip and toasties, walks, chats, and magical Moon circles to set your intentions for the months and year ahead.
Cork Connections takes place in Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Ballinlough on Tuesdays from 7pm and Thursdays from 7.30pm. Keep an eye on their stories on Instagram for booking info.