According to their website there are approx. 3000 groups worldwide, with over one-and-a-half million people. I'm not sure how reliable those figures are, but anyway....here' a list of FreeCycle groups in Ireland, in case any of ye are interested:
- Leinster - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LeinsterFreecycle/
- South-East - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecyclesoutheast/
- Belfast - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/belfastnifreecycle/
- Ennis - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EnnisFreecycleIreland/
- Co. Kerry - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kingdomfreecycle/
- North-West - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecyclenorthwestni/
- Co. Armagh - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/coarmagh_freecycle_all/
- Munster - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/munster-freecycle/
- Galway - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Galway_Ireland_Freecycle/
- Cavan & Monaghan - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cavanmonaghanfreecycle/
- Connacht - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ConnachtFreeCycle/
Also, if there isn't a group in your area already, and you want to start your own one, there are clear instructions on how to do it on the FreeCycle Network homepage - it seems relatively easy. Obviously, you don't have to associate yourself with the FreeCycle Network at all; you could just set up a group and call it whatever you want.
Hope some of ye find this useful anyway ...
P.S. I put this in the 'Green Issues' forum because freecycling reduces the burden on waste management facilities ...very much so.