Agency and Ageing in Place in Rural Ireland: Exploring the housing preferences of older people in rural areas

15 Mar 2022

Hosted by: the ISS21 Ageing Research Cluster

Presenter: Dr Siobhan O'Sullivan, School of Applied Social Studies, UCC


This seminar explores the views of older people living in rural areas across Ireland on where they choose to live, and the enablers or barriers they face to remain in their homes and local areas as they age. The seminar is based on the findings of a collaborative research project conducted from 2020 to 2021 with Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation for older people.

The research was funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Grant. Details on the project are available at the following link: AAPRI

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Dr Margaret Scanlon, ISS21 Research Coordinator (

Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

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