Croí na Gaillimhe is located in the heart of Galway city but its work goes very much to the heart of the Galway community. It was founded in 2009 and is based in Maureen O’Connell House, 1 Mill Street,
Croí na Gaillimhe offers social, educational, and developmental support for people who find themselves isolated or socially or economically excluded. The resource centre acts as a social network for people living in Galway city or county, where they can attend classes, clubs, and groups, meet up with old friends or meet new friends, take part in activities which are enjoyable and fun, sometimes educational or creative, as well as accessing useful information and resources.
The clubs available are lunch and social club for older people, knitting club, men’s group, and parents’ network. There is an exciting intergenerational programme which involves schools, teenagers, and older adults working together within a community setting.
Croí na Gaillimhe also runs conversational English classes and support programmes and information sessions for asylum seekers living in direct provision.
Check the Croí na Gaillimhe website, www.croinagaillimhe.ie, which offers quick and easy access to information on the resource centre and lists the wide range of courses, workshops, clubs, and events that take place weekly. The website has links to the popular blog and Facebook page. You can subscribe to the newsletter as well as make a hassle-free donation to support the work of Croí na Gaillimhe.
For more information see 091 895203 or email [email protected].