Monday, October 21, 2013

Vote for our Better Together Video!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Book Launch of Precious Memories by Sr. Nora Lally

Saturday 12th October the Launch of Sr Nora Lally's book 

Smaoínté Luachmhara

                                       Precious Memories

Sr. Nora Lally reads an extract from her book that is a wonderful compilation of the outstanding memories of Sr Nora Lally and her sister who became member of the daughters of charity. This is a record of their memories of the major events in their life from early childhood to their vocation to the religious life and work in Ireland, England Scotland Nigeria & Ethiopia.

Signed copies of the book is available to purchase from Croí na Gaillimhe for €10.00

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Intergenerational project at the Galway City Museum, for a research day.

Intergenerational project

October 8th 2013

Today we met at the Galway City Museum, for a research day.

There were 13 TYs and 7 adults today, we were joined by Hedy , Loretta and Lucy 
from Croi na Gaillimhe and Anu and Ramona from the Forge Project.
The weather was very fine and the learners from GCC walked to town.

We started the morning with a trip to the café, which was a very relaxed 
and tasty way to start the session. The younger learners were then put into 
groups with an adult and the groups divided between Anu, Ramona and I. 
They were provided with small sketchpads to record their observations,
 ideas and notes and they took many photographs. 


Although the museum is relatively small, there was plenty of interest to see, from Bronze Age Beaker pottery to Medieval remains of ceramic pots and containers. There was an exhibition by Derrick Hawker upstairs, which was a great introduction to an artist’s methods of working, from primary sources to abstraction. This visit was a first for many, both young and young at heart. They were surprised at how interesting it was, and many of the TYs found it more accessible than the museums in Dublin.

DIY Workshop for Women

We’re holding an Introduction to DIY workshop on Monday 14th October 10-12pm

It’ll include tips on interior decoration, hanging pictures/curtains and basic plumbing and electrics.

Hope to see you there

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Deafhear Awareness Raising Talk to the Lunch and Social Club

Deafhear Awareness Raising Talk to the Lunch and Social Club
Croi na Gaillimhe lunch and social club were delighted to welcome as guest 
speakers Edel Killarney and Teresa Foy from Deafhear.  Edel outlined the many 
valuable services available to hard of hearing persons and their families, including information on all aspects of deafness, specialist services and advocates to improve general health.   
She also brought with her a number of assisted devices that support people with hearing loss.

 Deafhear Advocate Teresa Foy told of her personal journey through hearing loss, 
the many difficulties that she had to overcome to regain the quality of life that had been
 taken from her were indeed harrowing.  It was however, an uplifting story of triumph
 over adversity; we were very privileged and grateful to hear it.



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