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A journey that may as well be a million miles

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It takes two days to travel from my home in Galway to the rural poor families with whom Self Help Africa works with in Uganda. But in other respects it’s a journey that may as well be a million miles. After two days of travel, your eyes are heavy and your legs are stiff but your mind is racing. You cannot but question how come there are people living in such poverty. It is inevitable then that you ask ‘what can I do to help?’

Community programmes and Men’s Shed funding approved

The Galway City Local Community Development Committee has approved grants totalling €139,701 to a wide range of local groups and organisations in the city under the Community Enhancement Programme for 2018 and the Men’s Shed fund.

Welcome to Galway Culture Night 2018 — Complete Guide to city events

Culture Night is Ireland’s national celebration of culture, creativity and the arts. It takes place all over Galway city and county on Friday 21st September and sparkles well into the night. From Bofin to the Bridge of Banagher, from Bearna to Ballybane and beyond, dozens of entrancing, beguiling and enjoyable events are talking place in a truly brilliant programme that showcases the creative communities and landscapes of Galway, European Capital of Culture. The offerings this year – performances, workshops, exhibitions, concerts, classes, talks, walks and much more for all ages in every conceivable area of creativity - look to be the most exciting ever, and everything is free, brought to you with love from Galway! We’d like to offer a big thank you to all the hard-working artists and art groups, community groups, venues and volunteers who have made Culture Night 2018 possible. So go ahead, check out the brilliant programme and try something new!

Inspiring ideas from the public in AFTERIMAGE

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, has teamed up with the Galway City Arts Office to launch a new Community Art-Science exhibition in Westside.

Take up creative writing in 2018

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CHARLIE ADLEY, the Galway based columnist and prize-winning playwright, will host his popular Craft of Writing Course in the Westside Resource Centre this March.

Gorta-Self Help Africa says thank you for helping fight against poverty

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I was on a whirlwind tour of various places in the west of Ireland recently, attending Gorta Self Help Africa events, especially the Gorta Self Help Africa Ball where close on €30,000 was raised for the charity’s work in 10 countries in Africa. We are so thankful for this support, and indeed from all the parishes in Galway and the west of Ireland that have organised fundraising events during the year.

Get your Christmas woollies on for Gorta Self Help Africa

Gorta Self Help Africa are asking people and children to consider joining schools/companies/businesses across the country in the for its Annual ‘Christmas Jumper Day for Africa to take place across the country on Friday December 15.

CÚRAM and Galway City Arts Office commission community art-science project

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway together with Galway City Arts Office have commissioned a new Community Art-Science project for Westside community in Galway City.

Learn to parent creatively

An innovative parenting course which will be held in the city in September will examine issues such as limits and boundaries, childhood anxiety, tantrums, and sibling rivalry.

Ronan Scully sets off on his Irish Camino

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Renowned charity fundraiser Ronan Scully will put his best foot forward along with family, friends, and colleagues as he celebrates his 50th birthday next week by walking across Ireland for charity. He will also be joined and supported/sponsored by Paul Galvin and his staff from Galvin’s Menswear shop in Tullamore, Co Offaly; Richard Donovan of the North Pole Marathon and Global Running Adventures, based in Galway; and Eamon Victory of Centra Shop, Dunleer, Co Louth.

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