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A total of 95 projects in Galway City and County have received more than €9.6million from the bequest to the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) from the will of the late Maureen O’Connell former owner of O’Connell’s pub in Eyre Square.
The Galway Carol Singers were formed in the late 1930s by members of the Junior Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society. Benny Brennan from West House got the idea originally, and then a committee was formed from various conferences in town. It included Robert Pierce, Joe Lardner, Paddy Donoghue, Mattie Fahy, John Fahy, Pádraic Spelman, and Peter Griffin. The idea was for the singers to raise much needed funds for the society.
ORANMORE SOPRANO Helen Hancock will perform classical works and songs from the musicals, at her show, A Night In November, which will also raise funds for the St Vincent de Paul Society.
Croí na Gaillimhe will holds its biannual registration morning on Tuesday September 10 from 10am to 12 noon. Information on this resource centre's many classes, clubs, and groups will be available on the day.
Poverty cannot be appreciated until you have lived it. Until you have walked the streets wanting, but not looking like you are wanting. Until you have trundled through the colourful Christmastime vista with an ache in your heart knowing that you cannot have what others have. But it is not envy. It is the feeling of being unnoticed, unwanted, that is the most hurtful and debilitating.
Poverty cannot be appreciated until you have lived it. Until you have walked the streets wanting, but not looking like you are wanting. Until you have trundled through Shop Street at Christmastime with an ache in your heart knowing that you cannot have what others have. But it is not envy. It is the feeling of being unnoticed, unwanted, that is the most hurtful and debilitating.
Helen Hancock, a soprano from Oranmore will present a beautiful evening of singing and music in the Augustinian Church, Galway at 8pm on Friday November 9. The concert will also feature her singing teacher, international tenor Owen Gilhooly along with cellist Peter Sébestyén and pianist Ramin Haghjoo.
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On August 28, the St Vincent de Paul reported a 20 per cent increase in calls for “back to school help”. The same day, the man presiding over the housing crisis, Minister Eoghan Murphy, announced the election date for the most lucrative Irish political post - the presidency - with a salary of €325,507 plus untold expenses.
Croí na Gaillimhe will holds its biannual registration morning on Tuesday September 11 from 9.30am to 12.30pm where all the information on classes, clubs, and groups will be given. Located at 1 Mill Street, virtually in the heart of Galway, the centre offers courses, clubs, and programmes in a variety of topics as well as acting as an information hub for accessing useful information and resources. The resource centre’s wide and varied activities include the lunch and social club, Siel Bleu exercise programme for older people, a knitting club, men’s group, and many other activities. Registration will take place on the day for many of the classes. This resource centre of St Vincent de Paul continues to develop as a centre of considerable significance socially and educationally for the people of Galway city and county. The centre works with a range of groups across all ages and backgrounds: children, young people, parents, women and men, older people, and people new to our shores.