Annual Retreat Sat 13th April 2019

Our Annual Retreat was held in Croí Nua on Saturday 13th April 2019 from 10am to 1pm followed by Lunch in the Clybaun Hotel at 1.30pm. It was a lovely day of meditation and prayer with plenty of opportunity for chat and good food.

Galway Contact Flag Day Sat 27th April 2019

We held a Flag Day on Saturday 27th April at 4 main Dunnes branches: Terryland, Briarhill, Westside and Knocknacarra.  We got great support from our volunteers who helped on the day and raised much needed funds. Thanks to everyone who helped, to the public for supporting us with your kind donations and to Dunnes Stores for allowing us to hold our collection at their stores.

Volunteers Induction 2019

We hold a Volunteers Induction evening on an as-needed-basis for new volunteers who have recently joined Galway Contact with the purpose of covering the key aspects of their role and offering them an opportunity to ask questions and meet other volunteers. Dates will be communicated here when arranged. 

Fundraising Event Friday 14th June 2019

A Fundraising night in aid of Galway Contact was held in the Connemara Lake Hotel, Oughterard on 14th June at 9.30pm. There was music from Matt Keane & friends, dancing, finger food, spot prizes and a raffle. Tickets were sold beforehand and at the door and some of our volunteers came also. We provided transport for those interested. 

We hope to see more of our volunteers join us for nights like this as it's a great chance to catch up with each other and relax after all the hard work and support you give to Galway Contact. 

Summer Party Sunday 21st July 2019

Our Annual Summer Outing took place on Sunday 21st July in the Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo. This is a great opportunity for our elderly friends to enjoy a lovely day out and catch up with friends. Guests enjoyed a 3-course meal followed by music and dancing. Carmel and Frank provided the music with the aid of some of our musical guests.Transport was provided as usual for those who needed it.  

Flag Days 14th Sept, 21st Sept and 26th Oct 2019 

A wonderful team of Volunteers led by Team Leaders collected on the streets of Galway and at several shopping centres around the city helping raise money for Galway Contact. A big thank you to all involved.

Mass for Deceased Members & Friends 11th Nov 2019

Our Annual Mass for deceased members and friends of Galway Contact took place in the Cillín, Barna Church on Monday 11th November 2019 and was celebrated by Fr. Michael Brennan. We remembered, among others, 17 of our elderly friends who passed away since November 2018.

Christmas Party 2019

Our annual Christmas Dinner Party for our elderly friends will take place on Sunday 8th December in the Clybaun Hotel. Guests will be treated to a lovely Christmas dinner followed by music and dancing and Santa will hopefully drop by with Christmas presents. Transport will be provided for those who need it.

Wednesday Lunch Club

We continue to bring some of our members in to Croí na Gaillimhe every Wednesday from 1pm - 4pm for a 3-course dinner followed by bingo, exercise and music, friendship, fun and much more.

Friday Morning Club

We also hold our Friday Morning Club every second Friday in Arus de Brun where our members enjoy a cuppa and chat followed by activities such as bingo and meditation. New members always welcome. Contact the office if interested.