I moved to the west coast of Ireland about six years ago. Being a hermit by nature it wasn’t until late last year that I made any real effort to connect with other techie-type people in the area.
It really started with BarCamp Galway then OpenCoffee Limerick and Blogger Coffee Limerick. Along the way I came across meetup.com and created The Limerick Open Source Meetup. That’s not really taken off yet, but I remain hopeful.
In fact our first meetup is tonight, prompted by Anton Manering joining recently.