Monday, May 31, 2010

Successful Banúlacht Course Finishes but Awareness Continues to Grows

The very successful Banúlacht course, ‘Looking at the Economy Through the Eyes of Women’ finished last week. The course explored the role of women in the economy, with a particular emphasis on the care economy. A topic that is of great current relevance and importance. The participants were shocked to learn of the horrific working conditions faced by women working in the flower industry in Africa and Latin America. It has raised a great sense of awareness in the participants who are now hoping to spread this sense of awareness throughout the general public.

An article, regarding the course appeared in last Friday’s ‘Galway City Tribune’, 28th May 2010. The article can be read by clicking on the link below.

Banulacht:Looking at the Economy Through Womens Eyes’ or by clicking on the image below to make it bigger.

Banúlacht ‘Looking at the Economy Through Women’s Eyes’

Galway Advertiser - Croí na Gaillimhe Social club for older people

An article about the Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre appeared in last Thursday's 'Galway Advertiser', 27th May 2010. The article mentions the different classes and clubs that take place at the Centre.
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Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre caters for all age groups particularly older people. It has a social club every Wednesday at 2pm which aims to reduce isolation and loneliness. Activities are organised including art, pottery, games, cards, music, or simply having the ‘tea and a chat’.

Its knitting club is held on Monday afternoons and is a feature of the recent revival of hand knitting. The knitting club fulfil many purposes: to get together with other knitters, to learn or develop the skills of hand knitting. The most important thing is they are great fun. Men are welcome.

The Centre provides computer training to encourage the usage of computers and the Internet. Loretta Needham, Manager of Croí na Gaillimhe explains “that all our tutors are volunteers who bring enthusiasm, energy and an eagerness to facilitate which has proved very positive and successful.”

“We cater for people’s creative side by providing classes in creative writing and art. A participant contends said that it is a weekly treat to come into the centre, a lovely setting with the water surrounding the building which inspires our creativity”.

“People’s physical needs are met by line dancing classes made famous by Maureen who incorporates traditional, modern and folk. She said “It’s like strictly come dancing with a Latin Swing”. For those who prefer to go at a slower phase we have Movement and Relaxation Courses.”

“The work of the centre involves both older and younger people, the centre is piloting a community model of Integenerational Learning called “Living Scenes” in collaboration with NUI Galway and Galway Community College, Moneenageisha.

The project is assisted by the Maureen O’Connell Fund of the Society of St Vincent de Paul.



Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre,
1, Mill Street, Galway
091 895203

The article is available online at: Croí na Gaillimhe Social Club

Well Known Galway Columnist to Give 'Creative Writing' course

The well-known 'Galway City Tribune' columnist Charlie Adley will be giving a new 'Creative Writing' course at the Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre, starting on Thursday 3rd June at 11am.

See the poster below for further details:
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Creative Writing Poster

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beginners Creative Writing for Older People

Do you have a love for words? Then why not join us for this new course in beginners creative writing for older people.

Come along and take inspiration from our idyllic surroundings in the heart of Galway city and let it uncover the creative writer inside you!

Join us on Thursday 3rd June from 11am at the Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre, St Vincent de Paul, 1 Mill Street, Galway.

The cost of the course is €50 for waged and €20 for the unwaged.
Book straight away by calling: Anna-Marie or Maria on 091 895203.

This project is assisted by the Maureen O’Connell Fund of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Celebrate the 'Bealtaine Festival for Older People'

Celebrate the 'Bealtaine Festival' with COPE Galway - Coffee morning, art exhibition and music in Sonas Day Centre, 1 Walter Macken Place, on Friday 21st May at 11am. Join in celebrating the 'Bealtaine Festival .

Tea, coffee home made scones and refreshments will be provided on the morning. All welcome. :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Our new brochure

Large Leaflet

Croí na Gaillimhe’s Delicious Dinners!

Croí na Gaillimhe is working with COPE Galway Community Catering to provide 'Delicious Dinners' for our older clients on a Wednesday. The dinner takes place at 1pm on Wednesday afternoon at the Center, where you can enjoy your meal while taking in our peaceful surroundings at the heart of Galway City. It's a great opportunity to meet and chat while having a nutritious two course dinner (main course and dessert) only €6.00
Since starting in January, 'Croí na Gaillimhe’s Delicious Dinners' are proving to be a huge success. Many people also join us for our popular 'Social Club' afterwards at 2pm.

The Social Club takes place every Wednesday afternoon at 2pm and is open to all older people. Why not join us for a cup of tea and a friendly chat.
We have different activities including card games, board games, movies, indoor bowling, bingo among many others.

Remember: If you are tired of cooking all of the time, then, why not join us every Wednesday at 1pm for a delicious dinner and a dessert for only €6!

For more information contact Anna Marie at 091 895203

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Photos

Don't forget to check out some new photos taken at during classes and events at Croí na Gaillimhe. Just link on either of the following links. Visit our album or alternatively to see even more photos visit the Croí na Gaillimhe Photo Gallery

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Movement & Relaxation Course for Older People

Tired of the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Then come along and join us for this new course of gentle exercises and relaxation techniques for older people.
Take some well deserved time out and enjoy relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre.
Join us on Wednesday 5th May from 10.30am at the Croí na Gaillimhe Resource Centre, St Vincent de Paul, 1 Mill Street , Galway.
The cost of the course is €50 for waged and €20 for the unwaged.
Book straight away by calling: Anna-Marie or Maria on 091 895203.

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