To provide an intergenerational and intercultural place of welcome, especially for disadvantaged groups, offering a range of holistic social and learning supports complementing and linked to the work of relevant agencies in Galway.
Coaching Level 1 training day completed by the OWLs
Croí na Gaillimhe Ladies Basketball Team
The OWLs (One World Ladies) from Croí na Gaillimhe attended an Introductory Coaching Session on Friday 26th of August in Our Ladies Boys Club. This training session was organised by Croí na Gaillimhe and TITANs Basketball and was funded Galway Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland and Galway County Council.
This training course is part of the Coaching Development Programme for Ireland. This introductory coaching syllabus was designed with a view towards improving the skills and progression of coaches from an introductory level to level one and on-wards. The course was facilitated by Vinny O’Keeffe a very experienced coach who kept the trainees captivated throughout the programme. The course covered the qualities and skills of a coach, the role of a coach, planning, basketball Ireland Policy, guidelines for coaches, how to introduce skills, quality practice, motives and needs, coaches charter, coaching session planner, fitness for basketball, basketball fundamental skills, teaching 3 on 3, mini game drills, safety and sport and basketball terminology. Thanks as always to Galway Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland for its support
It was a very informative and a really enjoyable day for all of the participants
This project by Croí na Gaillimhe was coordinated by our amazing volunteer Una Murphy and Loretta Needham (Manager Croí na Gaillimhe ). The project was open to all the residents in the Eglinton Direct Provision Hostel to brighten up the garden space in the hostel for the children and the adults to enjoy. It really add so much to the space and the children and adults alike really enjoyed the process and the finished design is even better than we could ever have imagined. Big thanks to all the residents that took part.
Mens Social Club morning outing the the ''NCT for Men'' in Mervue
We headed to the local Health & Fitness Day. Many of us availed of the various free health tests and checks. This 'NCT for All Men' was the perfect opportunity to learn more about addressing preventable health problems. Especially the information stalls highlighting the important connection between physical and mental health (including the dedicated cancer awareness unit) were really good. Afterwards we got a nice cup of tea and chatted with friends. Our new city mayor also came by to say hello. Before our departure we played some energizing flying disc (frisbee) games outside. Join us, it's free. We meet every Thursday 3pm - 5pm at Croi na Gaillime on 1 Mill Street in Galway. No prior booking necessary, just come along - all men are welcome! If you have any question do call us at 091 895203 or visit croinagaillimhe.ie for more details.
This exhibition of paintings was made collaboratively by Transition year students
from Galway Community College and adults in the intergenerational programme
Now in its the sixth year, the intergenerational project is run jointly between GCC and
Croi na Gaillimhe resource centre in Mill St. and financed by GRETB and the Society
of St Vincent de Paul. The exhibition will be officially opened by John Langan,
Chairperson of the BA in Contemporary Art at the Centre of Creative Arts and Media
This exhibition evolved from a series of workshops in January 2016, where the
participants explored Art appreciation.
They expressed an interest in learning how to paint and the work developed from there.
The title is a quote from words of encouragement from one participant to another.
Once they began enthusiastically mixing paint for the paintings it became obvious
that we needed to find a venue to exhibit their work. Croi na Gaillime run homework programmes in the Eglington Hostel in Salthill, where there was an ideal space to display work. Keeping in mind that this large room is used by over 70 children of each day,
as well as a holding meetings for residents, the brief suggested that the work needed to be meaningful, uplifting and colourful.
Working together in small groups, the participants made small, rough sketches of their ideas before committing to the final compositions. Some groups were inspired by the work of artists, some by photographs and others worked from their imaginations.
They had to make choices, selecting imagery, colours and materials. They taught one another and drew on every bit of experience they had. The kindness, sharing and fun was inspiring, many mornings the aspiring artists were to be found working away long before the sessions officially began.
The results of their hard work are a series of a very high quality images and each participant should rightly be proud of their contribution to this unique and exciting exhibition.
The work is on exhibition in GCC from May 24th till May 27th when it shall be moved to its new home in the Eglington Hostel in Salthill.