Annual Retreat Sat 16th May 2020

Due to the COVID pandemic and in line with government and HSE restrictions our 2020 Annual Retreat unfortunately had to be cancelled. It will not be rescheduled to take place this year but hopefully our next retreat will go ahead May timeframe 2021.

Galway Contact Flag Days 2020

Flag days are an important part of our fundraising efforts which are vital for us in providing much need services in the community. We are always very thankful for the support we receive from the public and Galway businesses. However, in light of the COVID pandemic our scheduled flag days to date for 2020 have had to be cancelled. At this point in time we are unsure if we will be able to hold any collections during the remainder of this year.

Volunteers Induction 2020

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. At this point in time no dates have been scheduled for 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

Summer Party Sunday July 2020

Due to the COVID pandemic our Annual Summer Outing will not take place this year. This is very disappointing as our annual outings are a great opportunity for our older friends to enjoy a lovely day out and socialise over a 3-course meal with music and dancing. We look forward to when events like this can resume in a safe environment as per health guidelines.

Mass for Deceased Members & Friends Nov 2020

Our Annual Mass for deceased members and friends of Galway Contact takes place each year in the Cillín, Barna Church in the month of November. It' s celebrated by Fr. Michael Brennan. We remember those who passed away since the previous year and welcome their families and volunteers. Decision on whether this will go ahead in 2020 will be made in line with COVID guidelines..

Christmas Party 2020

Our annual Christmas Dinner Party for our elderly friends normally takes place on a Sunday in December. Guests are treated to a lovely Christmas dinner followed by music and dancing and Santa usually drops by with Christmas presents. Transport is provided for those who need it. A decision whether this will go ahead this year will be made in line with COVID guidelines.

Wednesday Lunch Club

Under normal circumstances we bring some of our older friends in to Croí na Gaillimhe, Galway city every Wednesday from 1pm - 4pm for dinner followed by bingo, exercise and music, friendship, fun and much more. However, due to the COVID pandemic this is paused until the club re-commences.

Friday Morning Club

We also normally hold our Friday Morning Club every second Friday in Árus de Brún, Galway city where our members enjoy a cuppa and chat followed by activities such as bingo and meditation. We would provide transport to the club for those who need it and new members are always welcome. Unfortunately, due to the COVID pandemic our Morning Club is temporarily closed in line with COVID restrictions. We will resume the club in line with COVID guidelines.