Latest Press & News 

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.

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