Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Christmas from Croí na Gaillimhe

All the staff and volunteers at the Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre would like to wish you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and all the best for 2012.

Croí na Gaillimhe is closing on Wednesday 21st December and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 at 9am. We hope that you will all be able to join us again in the New Year.

Best Wishes,

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Party and Christmas Card Launch

Our annual Dinner and Social Club Christmas Party was held on Wednesday 14th December and was a fantastic success – not least because of a special visitor!! Yes indeed the ‘man in red, Santa Claus, paid us a visit bringing with him lots of good cheer and laughter.

The Social Club Room – and indeed the building in general – was transformed into a Christmas wonderland of decorations and it was in this location setting that the festivities began at 1pm with a delicious two course festive dinner and was followed by the grand raffle and live music. 

Of course Croí na Gaillimhe is a very busy place and there was also a second focus for the day. It was also the launch of the Croí na Gaillimhe Christmas Cards and the 2nd edition of our newsletter. The card (pictured below) features a rather beautiful snow scene of the Croí na Gaillimhe at night with greetings both ‘as gaeilge’ and in English. The magazine meanwhile is full of articles related both to the centre and life in Galway. A must read for anyone with a connection to or interest in the city! 


Photos Courtesy of the Connaught Tribune Newspaper.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Working Together - Knitters, Men's Club & Intergenerational!

Over the past few weeks, both our Knitting Club and Men's Social Club have been a hive of industry. Of course, that is not to say, that the clubs are not usual active but this time around this has a particular focus in common. 

Emmie has suggested that the knitters create a crib for Croí na Gaillimhe for Christmas. The club jumped onto the idea with gusto and have been extra bust knitting their figures. Now that the figures (complete with sheep and donkey!) were completed we just needed to find the right home for the crib. After some discussion we opted to locate the family to the windowsill in the Social Club Room. 

It looked fantastic but one element seemed to be missing – the actual crib building itself. And this is where our Men’s Club played such as pivotal role. In one afternoon, they designed and built a sanctuary for our knitted figures to shelter.  To finish off the work, they added an angel and star designed by the Living Scenes participants last year for our Christmas display. 

The Crib can now be seen in the Social Club throughout December and into early January. It really is a lovely festive idea and it is certainly one that all staff, volunteers and participants can enjoy!! 

Thank you so much to the amazing efforts of everyone involved.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

ALá Performance takes place tomorrow

Don't forget that the Theatre performance takes place tomorrow!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Holidays

Just a quick post to let you know if our Christmas and New Year Holiday plans. Croí na Gaillimhe will close at 5pm on Wednesday 21st December. This is also the last day of the Dinner and Social Club.

Croí na Gaillimhe  will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 at 9am. The Dinner & Social Club will start back  the following day on Wednesday 3rd January. 

The Tea Dance will not take place in Janaury but will return on Friday 3rd of February 2012.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Party Invite

We would like to invite you to the annual Croi na Gaillimhe Christmas Party! The party will take place on Wednesday 14th December at 2pm. Everyone is welcome. 
We will have live music, a fabulous raffle - with some very exicting prizes! Not will be lots of festive food and not forgetting a very special guest! Who could it be...?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Alá Community Theatre performs at Croí na Gaillimhe

Alá is a community theatre project which develops 'Forum Theatre' projects, working with older people to develop theatre pieces on issues of ageism.

Forum Theatre is a form of theatre that encourages the interaction of the audience and explores different options for dealing with a problem or issue. First the audience watches the play and then a discussion takes place.


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