If the mountain won’t come to Mohammad then Mohammad must go to the mountain.

That was the train of thought that persuaded Bettystown Mum Glenda Morris to get the Facebook Group, East Coast Mammies off the ground, and inspired by how well that went Glenda has embarked on her next project, playdates for younger children.

She told Meath Live, ‘Basically it’s play dates, you could say it’s Tinder for kids, without the Mammies having to swipe right or left.

‘I came to live in Bettystown four years ago and wanted to make friends with local mammies through meet ups with our kids. With Covid a lot of opportunities to meet people were closed off to me.

‘I’m currently on maternity leave with my 8 month old and find it quite lonely as I still don’t know anyone up here.

‘So I bit the bullet and created a Facebook group for mammies who want the same and I allow local businesses that are mammy and baby/child focused to advertise.

‘It started a month ago and it is slowly growing but I’m hoping it can be somewhere mammies can go to reach out to others in the community and meet for a coffee, walk, playground meet up.

‘As things stand I arrange the East Coast Mammies  coffee morning every Thursday in the Village Hotel and each week without fail there is a really nice atmosphere of chats and giggles.

‘I’m optimistic the new group will work as well and anyone interested can message me on Facebook I am on https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastcoastmammies/