Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Leaving Direct Project

Leaving Direct Provision 
The Bridge Project 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Coffee Craft and Cakes Fundraising Event in Croí na Gaillimhe

Coffee Craft and Cake Fundraising Event in Croí na Gaillimhe 
Saturday 26th November 2016 10.30am to 2pm 

Young Hearts Intergenerational Group

Young Hearts Intergenerational Group 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Good Luck to our OWL's Ladies Basketball team in the Brightest Ideas Final in Dublin this evening

ONE WORLD LADIES (OWL's) Basketball team is in the finals for the KBC Bank Bright Idea's Award 

Good Luck from all the OWL's and all the Staff at Croí na Gaillimhe 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Keep voting for us !!

Keep voting for us !! 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Registration Morning Tuesday 13th September

Registration Morning Tuesday 13th September
 9.30am to 12.30pm 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Croí na Gaillimhe Ladies Basketball Team Coaching Level 1 Training

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 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Birthday Celebrations at the Lunch & Social Club

Happy Birthday Ladies 

We had a triple cause for celebration today as three of our lovely ladies from                                          the lunch and social club celebrated their birthdays this week. 

We hope you enjoyed the cakes and hope all your wishes come true 
Happy Birthday Ladies from us all here at Croí na Gaillimhe 

Volunteer appreciation day

Volunteer appreciation morning  July 19th 2016

A small selection of the comments from our volunteers on 'Why '' they volunteer their time and share their skills here at Croí na Gaillimhe

A small selection of the comments from our volunteers on 'Why '' they volunteer their time and share their skills here at Croí na Gaillimhe

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mosaic in the garden

 Mosaic in the Garden at the Eglinton Hostel 

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 outing

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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

‘If you can write, you can paint’

‘If you can write, you can paint’

This exhibition of paintings was made collaboratively by Transition year students
from Galway Community College and adults in the intergenerational programme
 ‘Young Hearts’.
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.


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