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Mental Health talk for Travellers

The Mincéirs Whiden Society is organising a Mental Health Talk for National Irish Traveller Mental Health Day taking placing on Saturday October 8 at 4:30pm.

Attendees will be gathering at their Mincéir Mental Health Tree which is located on the Gaol Road along the river between Galway Cathedral and the Millennium Park.

They strongly encourage and appreciate your attendance at this important event. Speakers include Annemarie Stokes, a project worker in the Galway Traveller Movement. Mincéirs Whiden Soicety Committee Member and a Child Care Worker;Martin Ward, former Mayor of Tuam; Professor Michal Molcho, Head of the Children Studies Discipline in the University of Galway and soon to be Head of School of Education in the University; and Irish Traveller singer Davie Keenan.

Please register on Eventbrite if you plan on attending.

Lecture on Irish popular fiction

Irish popular fiction of the mid-twentieth century is the subject of a free public lecture in the Harbour Hotel, Galway, on Monday night, October 10 at 8 pm.

The speaker is the distinguished historian, Dr Caitríona Clear of the University of Galway, and her lecture is one of series organised by the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society.

In examining popular fiction from Northern Ireland and the Republic as a source for social history, Dr Clear will consider what such fiction can tell us about everyday life during the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

And perhaps just as importantly, what it does not tell us. She will discuss whether male authors differed from female authors, and whether the works of Catholics differed from those of Protestants?

This presentation will ignite memories stimulate curiosity about writers such as Patrick Purcell, Sheila Pim, John D. Sheridan, and Patricia O’Connor, vivid and accomplished story-tellers, some of whom are remembered, and others undeservedly forgotten.

Click and CLANG for Jigsaw

This October, in aid of World Mental Health Awareness month, the Jigsaw Hub in Galway will be getting ready to CLANG!

CLANG is a funny word you are sure to remember and represents some of the core things we can all do to help protect our mental health.

Connecting with those around us, Learning something new, keeping Active, taking Notice of the world around us, and Giving to Jigsaw.

In Jigsaw Galway, they want you to help them take notice of every nook and cranny of the county - from na Oileáin Árain to Ballinasloe, Gort to Tuam, and everything in between.

They are looking for young people between the ages of 12-25 to send in pictures of their Galway. Their Galway can be a place that reminds you of home, a place you can be yourself, or a place that just means a lot to you. It is somewhere you can say ‘That’s my Galway’!

The competition runs from October 6-14 and all the information you need, including the terms and conditions of entering will be on our Instagram page ‘jigsawgalway’.

You can enter by sending your entry with your name, age, and location by DM it to Jigsaw on Instagram page @jigsawgalway. Don’t forget to include why this place means so

mething to you. They can’t wait to hear what makes your Galway ”My Galway”


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