Friday, October 18, 2013
Saturday 12th October the Launch of Sr Nora Lally's book
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
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.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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.