Do you enjoy attending arts and cultural events - plays, films, shows, concerts, exhibitions and the like? 

Would you go to more if you could go with others who share your interests? 

If so, Cultural Companions might be for you.

Join for free today and make new friends.

How does it work?

When you sign up as a member of Cultural Companions you will receive a monthly newsletter to your inbox or via post if you do not have access to email. This newsletter will give you all the details of that particular month's selected event which Cultural Companions will attend together. There will be an assigned place and time for members to meet before the event usually a café near to the venue.

There will be Cultural Companions Meet and Greeter there to welcome you. As a member you can volunteer to be a meet and greeter at the events and be a friendly and welcoming presence to new people joining the group.

As a member you are invited to join your local group's WhatsApp chat group. This is a busy and fun space where members often make plans to go to other events and outings with one another. 

As a member you will receive a monthly Cork Cultural Companions Newsletter plus additional versions for East, North and West Cork network members detailing the events happening in your local area.


What do our members say?

It’s been great being part of something like Cultural Companions. I can’t believe it hasn’t been done before… For me, it’s just great now knowing what’s going on from month to month. When I think of all the shows that I’ve missed over the years because I didn’t know they were on. I’ve met some really nice people over the past few months and there is a small group of us who now phone each other all the time and go to various shows together or even meet up for a coffee sometimes. What I wanted to get from Cultural Companions was to meet new people and get out more. It’s that simple for me.”

Member Cork City

“We had a wonderful afternoon, it woke up some beautiful memories. Thank you so much.”

Member Cork City

“Really enjoyed the play. It was a fabulous night out with great company.”

Member and Meet and Greeter

How can I get involved?

It is completely free to join as a member. There is no obligation to attend any events, you decide how much or otherwise you get involved in the programme. Some members choose to get the newsletter only, some come to all events, some to a few that suit them, some members become more involved by volunteering as meet and greeters and/or by attending the local coordination meetings where we select the events we will attend over the coming months.

Members must purchase their own tickets for any ticketed events. At times Cork Cultural Companions partner with arts organisations or venues to provide discounted tickets for Cultural Companions Members

Sign up today and come along to any event that interests you and see if Cultural Companions is for you.


What is Cork Cultural Companions?

Welcome to Cultural Companions! Our mission is to connect older adults with a shared interest in cultural and arts events throughout Cork City and County. We aim to foster meaningful connections and promote great shared experiences. 

Whether you are new to Cork or simply looking to make some new friends and get out more, our programme offers a unique opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and explore the vibrant social and cultural scene in your area.  With local networks of Cultural Companions now established in North Cork, East Cork, West Cork and Cork City as a member you will have many chances to attend art exhibitions, theatre, concerts,heritage tours and much more, all while building friendships and connections. 

Cultural Companions is a supportive and inclusive community where everyone can feel welcome and inspired. Membership is free.

Contact Us

For more information or to speak to a Cork Cultural Companions team Member phone us at 0214500688 or 

Email us at

Cork Cultural Companions is an Age & Opportunity Arts Initiative, delivered in Cork by Muintir Cork and supported by Cork City and Cork County Council and the HSE.