Saturday, October 29, 2011

Scary Halloween Party

Anyone who happened to be in the vicinity of Mill Street on Wednesday, 26th October last, could well be forgiven for thinking that they had arrived at a magical get together; in fact, what was actually happening was Croí na Gaillimhe’s annual Halloween Party! The event, which was part of “Social Inclusion Week”, in conjunction with Westside C.D.P., began with lunch which was provided by COPE Galway Community Catering and served by a number of the Resource Centre’s volunteers.
 The room was beautifully decorated with Halloween images for the event and staff members, Maria, Anna Marie, and volunteers Kevin and Niamh, together with Vernice from Westside C.D.P. kept a watchful eye on proceedings. Most of the guests in attendance were suitably attired for the occasion, with many dressed as witches and ghouls of all descriptions! The energy and enthusiasm of all concerned was very much in evidence judging by the efforts made at both decorating and indeed, the costumes.

Following the delicious lunch the room was swiftly transformed into a ballroom area, as tables and chairs were removed by staff and volunteers. Musicians John Fallon, Michael Farragher, Kieran Connolly and Clíona Ball provided the excellent    music for the afternoon as guests took to the floor in true “round the house and mind the dresser” style! Indeed, as the dancing continued many of the couples on the floor would have looked very much at home as participants in Strictly Come Dancing!

As the proceedings came to a close everyone present was in complete agreement that it had been an excellent afternoon’s entertainment. At that point the only thing remaining to be done was to hang up their witches’ hats and brooms for another year and begin making preparations for the Christmas Party; the next big event on their social calendar!

Article: Written by Sean Connelly
Photos: Niamh and Maria

Friday, October 21, 2011

Celebrate Halloween at Croí na Gaillimhe

Celebrate Halloween at Croí na Gaillimhe!!

Come along on Wednesday 26th October for our Annual Halloween Party for Older People

Join us for a cup of tea and Halloween treats, live music and lots of fun and frolics!! You never know who you might see!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Training for Transformation

The new  Training for Transformation (TFT) will commence this Friday evening the 15th October at 7.30pm and the course will continue on Saturday 16th October at 10am.

Focussing on the following 5 areas of learning; 
                Days 1 & 2 Personal development 
                Days 3 & 4 Group skills 
                Days 5 & 6 Social analysis 
                Days 7 & 8 Community development 
                Days 9 & 10 Organisational development

Training for Transformation (TFT) is a series of workshops aimed by enabling people to work effectively together on issues relevant to their local community. TFT has been used widely in Ireland for community development purposes. The programme works with both professional people and volunteers.

Training for Transformation (TFT) is essentially about enabling people to work effectively together on issues relevant to their local community. 

The Training for Transformation course itself will be commencing in Galway on the following dates: October 14th and 15th, November 11th and 12th, December 2nd and 3rd, January 13th and 14th, February 10th and 11th and March 9th and 10th. Friday evening from 7.30pm to 10.00pm and Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm.
Training for Transformation is open to all people and is aimed in particular volunteers, Sport organisations, Church groups, Family Resource Centres, Youth workers, refugees and Community leaders.

If you are interested in joining the programme then please contact Loretta Needham at 091 895203 for further information.


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