GCCN Autumn Plenary 2023

(Full-members Meeting)
Wednesday, 4 October
All members welcome!

GCCN Autumn Plenary 2023

This year’s Autumn Plenary is fast approaching and we are calling on all GCCN members to join us!

Join the GCCN Autumn Plenary 2023 Meeting on
Wednesday, 4 October | 6.30pm – 9pm | The Menlo Park Hotel


This meeting has now been rescheduled due to adverse weather conditions and a yellow wind alert for Galway City on 27 September when the Plenary meeting was originally scheduled for,


The meeting has been rescheduled to take place next week, on Wednesday, 4 October at the same time and location (6.30pm to 9pm in The Menlo Park Hotel).

This decision was made with everyone’s safety and well-being in mind, and we believe it is the best course of action given the circumstances.

We understand that the time of our members is valuable, and we apologise for any inconvenience this change may have caused.


Ahead of next week’s meeting, we would also like to share with you the new GCCN Policies and Positions (READ HERE) document which will need to be approved by the Plenary.

Please read the document and send any comments to Oana at communications@gccn.ie.


  • If you can attend on the new date and you have already registered, there is no need to do anything at this time.
  • If you have not had the chance to register for this meeting yet, please REGISTER HERE.
  • If you have already registered, but you cannot attend on Wednesday 4th October, please email Oana at communications@gccn.ie to let us know.
If you have any questions or concerns about the rescheduled meeting or any other matters, please feel free to reach out to communications@gccn.ie.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility in this matter and we look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled Plenary meeting!

The Autumn Plenary will provide an opportunity to meet with like-minded groups and organisations active in the city, discuss matters relevant to the community, and hear an update on the current GCCN work.

On this occasion, we will hold Community Discussions around the updates from the GCCN Representatives who are sitting on local decision-making bodies (SPCs/LCDC/JPC). However, for this specific meeting, the GCCN Representatives Reports will be shared at a later time after the Plenary.

On the evening, we will also have a presentation from Adam Stoneman, the Creative Communities Engagement Officer with the Galway City Council culture team. Adam will introduce Creative Communities and answer any questions around the five-year Creative Ireland programme currently being developed.


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Minutes & Matters Arising
  • Community Discussions ….……….. GCCN Representatives’ Updates
  • GCCN Policies and Positions
  • GCCN Update ….…………………….GCCN Activities, Workplan and Budget
  • Galway City Council Presentation…..Creative Communities
  • AOB
Please find below the meeting documentation as follows:

If you have questions or comments, please contact Oana at communications@gccn.ie.

This meeting is open to all GCCN members (see notes below).
We would love to have you there, and your presence would make the meeting even better.

Please note, the Plenary meeting is open to members only, unless non-members are expressly invited.

Each member group/organisation is welcome to send up to two representatives to each event.

Coffee/tea and finger food will be served on the evening, so please let us know of any allergies/intolerance you might have, by emailing Oana at communications@gccn.ie

GCCN Autumn Plenary 2023