Thursday, March 31, 2011

Age Action - Elderly Abuse Workshop

On Monday 4th April 2011, Age Action Ireland will be holding a workshop entitled 'Elder Abuse' at the Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre. This will be the 3rd in a series of workshops which Age Action is organising for the public to help raise awareness about elder abuse. The workshops will take place between 28th of March and 8th of April at venues in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Athy, Co. Kildare.

The aim of the workshop will be to raise awareness about what elder abuse is, the warning signs of abuse, the supports available if a person is being abused, and how to access them.

The workshop at Croí na Gaillimhe will be run by Emer Begley (Age Action Ireland) and Susan Rodden (Social Worker - HSE West). The workshop will run from 9.15am to 12pm. There is no cost to attend the workshop and it is open to all interested people.

For more information please call Age Action Ireland on 01-4756989; email or write to Age Action, 30/31 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2. 

March / April Timetable

Please see below for our March / April Timetable of Classes

Monday, March 21, 2011

St. Patrick's Celebration proves a very 'green' celebration!!

The annual Croí na Gaillimhe 'St. Patrick's Celebration' was held on Wednesday 16th March at 2pm and was a resounding success. The celebration included participants from our popular social club and other classes and clubs. It was a wonderful opportunity for people from the various clubs to meet and as it turns out that quite a few are friends from many years ago!!

No party is complete without some celebratory food and thanks to the wonderful skills of the staff at Griffins Bakery; we had a fine selection of delicious cakes and pastries.

Decked in various shades of green, all the participants and volunteers joined in the festivities. Our musicians John and Bill provided a variety of music with plenty of Irish influences!

We also had a raffle with some great prizes including delicious chocolates. Well done to Anne, James and Josephine. We hope that you all enjoy your prizes.

There is a small selection of photos available on our photo page, so have a look, because you never know who you might see!
Of course, wherever there is music, there is always plenty of dancing and the party goers certainly did not miss out on the opportunity to show off their dancing skills!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Croí na Gaillimhe makes headlines!!

An article detailing the recent visit by the ANDRAS group to the Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre appeared in last Friday's edition (11th March 2011). We were delighted to receive such great coverage of the event.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Come and Celebrate on 16th March.....

The Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre are holding our annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Wednesday 16th March at 2pm and we would like to invite all of our friends to attend. There will be music and song, some refreshments and plenty of craic! Come along and join in the fun and celebrations!

Friday, March 4, 2011

March Tea Dance is Very Successful

Croí na Gaillimhe held our 7th successful monthly 'Tea Dance' on Friday 4th March. We were delighted to welcome the return of popular accordian player John Fallon, along with the wonderfully talented Claddagh Music Society and Tony who played a variety of music and kept our audience dancing all afternoon! We are now looking forward to our next Tea Dance which will take place on Friday 1st April at 2pm.

Check out our photo page for some pictures of the Tea Dance.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March Tea Dance

Don't forget that Croí na Gaillimhe will be holding our 7th monthly 'Tea Dance' this Friday 5th November at out Resource Centre on Mill Street. We are delighted to welcome the return of popular accordian player John Fallon, with the great Bill Heaney on guitar and the fantastic musicial talents of the Claddagh Music Society on Friday 4th March at 2pm.


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