How It Works
Sep 19, 2019
Freebird Club Founder Peter Mangan interviewed on The Big Middle
Founder Peter Mangan speaks to Susan Flory on the Big Middle Podcast about the origins, hopes and dreams of the Freebird Club in an ageing society.
Jul 31, 2019
The Freebird Club: re-defining travel for older adults
European Investment Bank features The Freebird Club as leading social innovation project
May 01, 2019
Wanderlust at 50-Plus
Freebird Club featured in Virginia Living Magazine (US)
Jan 24, 2019
Freebird Club wins 2 United Nations World Tourism Startup Awards
What a night in Madrid! The Freebird Club won 2 out of 3 awards at the UN World Tourism Organization’s Startup Competition in Madrid - the Sustainability Award and Investment Partner Award.
Nov 13, 2018
Freebird Founder Peter on Ray D'Arcy Radio Show
Founder Peter Mangan speaks to Ray D'Arcy about the inspiration for the Freebird Club and how it provides great new opportunities to over 50's to enrich their lives.
Aug 30, 2018
Nuovi amici in Italia e nel mondo con il “Freebird Club” di Peter Mangan
Featured by Grey Panthers (Article in Italian)
Aug 19, 2018
Freebird among world’s 15 most innovative travel & tourism start-ups
Selected finalist in the WTFL World Tourism Innovation Awards
Aug 14, 2018
It's now easier to take on new adventures and make friends after 50!
Featured by Canadian Living
Jul 22, 2018
The Freebird Club: The traveling community for people over 50
Featured by Condé Nast Traveler España (Article in Español)
Jul 19, 2018
Rassicurarti è mio mestiere
Featured by Millionaire Magazine (Article in Italian)
May 22, 2018
Freebird: It’s More Than a Song, It’s a Travel Movement!
Featured by Seniors Guide
Apr 24, 2018
Connecting Older Adults Around the World
Featured by Age Brilliantly
Apr 22, 2018
Peter Mangan: Founder of the Freebird Club, a social travel and homestay club for the over 50´s chats to TRE’s Hannah Murray
Peter Mangan interviewed by Talk Radio Europe
Apr 06, 2018
The Freebird Club - Champions of the 'caring economy'
Featured in ThinkBusiness.ie.
Feb 28, 2018
Online club opens doors to senior travellers
Featured in Calgary Prime Times.
Feb 10, 2018
UK 'Freebirds' enjoy best of Kerry sights
London Irish 'Freebirds' fly to Kerry for diaspora pilot project. Featured in The Kerryman and Independent.ie.
Jan 03, 2018
Empty nesters get set to fly
Move over backpacking millennials, the boomer generation is making travel a number one New Year's resolution. Featured in Independent.ie.
Dec 16, 2017
Airbnb-style hosting site for over-50s ‘can stop loneliness’
The founder of the world’s first accommodation site for people aged over 50 has said that his business can prevent loneliness among empty nesters in rural areas, featured in The Times.
Dec 05, 2017
The Freebird Club: An Airbnb for the 50+ Set
Featured in Forbes and Next Avenue.
Nov 09, 2017
Overall winner of the first Smart Ageing Innovation Award
Run by Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange (ISAX) and supported by Bank of Ireland.
Oct 22, 2017
The Freebird Club could strike gold in the silver economy
Featured as the start-up of the week in Siliconrepublic.com startup series.
Sep 20, 2017
Winners of European Social Innovation Tournament 2017
Freebird Club competes with 308 entries from 31 countries to win the 2017 Social Innovation Tournament run by the European Investment Bank.
Sep 18, 2017
Peter on TV3 Elaine Show
Our Founder & CEO, Peter calls on Irish over 50's to open their homes and tap into the sharing economy.
Sep 28, 2017
Best New Start Up Award
The Freebird Club awarded "Best New Start-up Business" by DLR Chamber of Commerce
Sep 17, 2017
Free as a bird, and looking for a room
Irish Times features the Freebird Club and its community of 50+ travelers and hosts.
Sep 02, 2017
New Irish website offers a sociable Airbnb for over-50s
Featured by Irish Independent.
Oct 16, 2017
Creating a positive change through social entrepreneurship
Peter talks about creating a global community through social traveling and home-stays to mature adults.