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An Mheitheal Rothar
An Mheitheal Rothar‘s aims and objectives are centered around the provision of a free bicycle maintenance and repair workshop and the promotion of bicycles as a mode of sustainable and enjoyable transport.
The Group also strives to encompass a much wider range of values, such as skill-sharing, participation, social inclusion and responsibility, environmental awareness and civic engagement.
Ballinfoile Mór Community Organic Garden
Conservation Volunteers Galway
Conservation Volunteers Galway aims to protect and enhance our natural heritage through volunteer participation in practical conservation projects. Enthusiastic amateurs working typically once a month on various outdoor tasks for public benefit. Tree/hedgerow planting, seashore clean-ups, wildflower meadow development, woodland path maintenance and much more, to protect, maintain access to and promote awareness of natural heritage with biodiversity value.
Conservation Volunteers Galway general seasonal work-plan:
Friends of Merlin Woods
Friends of Merlin Woods promotes the positive use of Merlin Woods and its connected meadow lands, and works towards attaining the highest possible designation for the environmental protection the area so richly deserves.
Galway Energy Co-operative
Galway Energy Co-operative commenced operation in 2018 and aims to be an advocate for providing clean, renewable energy and services for Galway city and the surrounding area. The group is a member of SEAI’s Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) Initiative which involves a large number of similar energy Co-operatives starting up around the country being supported by SEAI.
Galway Environmental Network
Galway Environmental Network is a network of individuals, groups and organisations concerned with the environment and environmental sustainability in Galway.
Galway Waterways Foundation
The Galway Waterways Foundation (GWF) is a non-profit company limited by guarantee established to celebrate, maintain, and develop the rivers and canals in Galway city for the benefit of residents, visitors and the natural environment.
GLUAS is a group that wants to see a light rail system for Galway city to solve traffic congestion, reduce our emissions and improve quality of life.
Terryland Forest Park Alliance
As a result of community campaigning, the Terryland Forest Park was established in early 2000 as a “People’s Park” where all sectors of society would work together to develop a unique urban forest in the heart of Galway city.
The Terryland Forest Park (TFP) Alliance are looking to ensure that the 70 hectares riverine parkland achieves its original objective of becoming a native tree forestry, a wildlife sanctuary, a location for arts events, a facility for the utilisation of traditional rural skills/crafts such as drystone-walling, coppicing and organic gardening, an outdoor classroom for schools, a outdoor research laboratory for third level colleges, a recreational amenity and the hub for the development of a network of city-wide ecological corridors and pedestrian/cycling greenways.
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Amdalah Africa Foundation (AMDAF)
Amdalah Africa Foundation (AMDAF) aims to support women of African descent to change the narrative surrounding their identities, contribute to the protection and promotion of their civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights and enhance their development in term of recognition, justice, development and respect through collaborations, public educational campaigns and awareness-raising programmes.
Ballybane Community Resource Centre
Blue Teapot Theatre Company
Blue Teapot is a multi-award winning Theatre Company, Performing Arts School and Outreach programme for people with intellectual disabilities at the forefront of arts & disability in Ireland. Blue Teapot are committed to high quality theatre, training and the celebration of creativity. Thier mission is to effect positive change in public consciousness concerning people with intellectual disabilities through the medium of theatre, allowing their members inherent talent and creativity to speak for itself.
Clúid Housing is an award winning, not-for-profit charity providing over 6500 affordable, high quality homes to people in housing need. Established in 1994, Clúid has grown to become the largest approved housing body (AHB) in Ireland.
Croí na Gaillimhe
Croí na Gaillimhe is an interculteral and intergenerational resource centre, responding to the changing needs of people who find themselves experiencing social isolation. In conjunction with the SVP members, Croí na Gaillimhe are involved in a range of activities characterised by support and friendship, promoting self-sufficiency and working for social justice.
Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI)
Disability Federation of Ireland DFI supports the participation and empowerment of people with disabilities within society. By driving the implementation and monitoring of policy, DFI engages with policy-makers, organisations and people with disabilities to develop, respond to change and to positively improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Down Syndrome Ireland Galway Branch
Down Syndrome Galway provides information, support and friendship to people with Down syndrome and their families in Galway City and County, working towards an improved quality of life with respect and acceptance of people with Down syndrome as valued members of their community. Down Syndrome Galway recognises the importance of early intervention and developing communication ability. Down Syndrome Galway aims to create opportunities for social and personal inclusion and integration across the age spectrum
Eastside Community Drama
Eastside Community Drama is a social inclusion group working with people with intellectual disability and mental health issues. The group promotes personal development, self-esteem and confidence through drama with members devising a show with a facilitator.
Enugu State Progressive Union Ireland, Galway Branch
Enugu State Progressive Union Ireland, Galway Branch is a non-political and not for profit organisation with open membership that aims at fostering better unity, promoting their culture and building a stronger bond amongst the members and the local communities.
Epilepsy Ireland Galway
Epilepsy Ireland is committed to working for, and to meeting the needs of everyone with epilepsy in Ireland and their families and carers. It was established in 1966 with the goal of improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy in Ireland. Epilepsy Ireland’s vision is to achieve a society where no person’s life is limited by epilepsy.
Galway Anti Racism Network (GARN)
Galway Anti Racism Network (GARN) is a grassroots community group committed to promoting racial equality and social justice. Not tied to any political party or organisation, GARN work with other groups that share the same goals and believe that everyone deserves the same respect and rights regardless of origin, ethnicity, appearance or belief system. GARN want to strengthen the campaign against racism both locally and internationally gathering people together to get the voice of change heard.
Galway Autism Partnership
Galway Centre for Independent Living
The central purpose and role of Galway Centre For Independent Living is to provide relevant and meaningful, person-centered services that support the full and equal inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society.
Galway City Partnership
Galway City Partnership is a local and community development company working in Galway City that has been in existence since 1996. Galway City Partnership’s aim is to tackle disadvantage and social exclusion – and focus particularly on those who are long term unemployed.
Galway Contact is an organisation for older people which works to relieve loneliness and feelings of isolation among the elderly through its befriending service. Galway Contact also organise and transport elderly to regular social clubs and outings and submit applications through the Seniors Alert Scheme for personal alarms and provide follow-up support.
Galway Simon Client Action Group
Galway Simon Client Action Group provides opportunities for clients of Galway Simon to discuss issues and have a role in decisions which affect their lives.
Galway Simon Community
Galway Simon Community provides accommodation and support services to those experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness in Galway. We work with a clear vision in mind: a community where everyone has a place to call home.
Galway Special Olympics Kayak Club
Galway Special Olympics Kayak Club is a club for people over 16 with intellectual disability based in Wood Qualy.
Galway Traveller Movement
The vision of Galway Traveller Movement (GTM) is full equality, social justice and human rights realised for members of the Traveller community, and meaningful participation of Travellers in social, economic, political and cultural life.
GTM’s mission is to challenge discrimination and racism experienced by the Traveller community in Galway city and county; to challenge the status quo and to empower members of the Traveller community to take action to realise Traveller rights.
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Galway Visually Impaired (GVI) Activity Club
Galway Visually Impaired Activity Club are a group that organizes different activities for visually impaired and blind people living in Galway. The Club aims to tackle social isolation as well as promoting community participation.
Glór Age Action
Glór is the Irish word for voice and the Age Action Glór groups were set up to enable older people to make their voices heard amongst decision makers. The groups meet on a monthly basis in Dublin, Cork and Galway to discuss the issues impacting on older people in their community.
Igbo Progressive Union – Women Wing
Igbo Progressive Union – Women Wing is part of Igbo Progressive union, a nonprofit group that aims to support its members to achieve a common goal. The group also collaborates and works with the Galway community to foster harmonious, inclusive and developmental relationships for the benefit of everyone living in Galway city and county.
Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI)
Independent Living Movement Ireland ILMI are working collectively to create an Independent Living Movement in Ireland led by disabled people, promoting a rights-based social model of disability, challenging a charity/medical view of disability. ILMI are working towards the removal of societal barriers that prevent active equal participation of disabled people, challenging the denial of people’s rights and the promotion of the philosophy of Independent Living.
Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s national child protection charity. ISPCC’s mission is to make the protection of children everyone’s priority.
The ISPCC provides a range of services directly to children and families, and advocates for change to enhance the lives of children in Ireland. It is funded through fundraising and through funding provided by government agencies for the delivery of specified services.
Irish Wheelchair Association
Muscular Dystrophy Ireland
Muscular Dystrophy Ireland MDI aims to provide information and support to people with neuromuscular conditions and their families through a range of support services. MDI’s objective is to promote through practical empowerment, independent living for people with the condition muscular dystrophy.
MDI supports advocating for services to enable people with neuromuscular conditions to fully participate in society and to live a life of their own choosing. MDI also aims to support and fund research into neuromuscular conditions.
No. 4 Youth Service
No. 4 Youth Service provides a range of supports for young people aged 13-25 years in areas including education, physical and mental health, homelessness prevention and employability.
NUI Galway University of Sanctuary/Galway Community of Sanctuary
NUI Galway University of Sanctuary/Galway Community of Sanctuary
Places of Sanctuary Ireland (PoSI ) is a network of groups in local communities which share the objectives of promoting a culture of welcome and inclusiveness across Irish society for those seeking International Protection in Ireland. Their University of Sanctuary initiative encourage and celebrate the good practice of universities, colleges and institutes welcoming refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants into their university communities in meaningful ways.
The University of Sanctuary steering committee at NUI Galway also includes the Irish Traveller community in its remit, with a focus on the promotion of Irish Traveller culture as an innate and positive element of Irish society, and to address the low levels of participation at second and third-level education amongst Irish Travellers.
Pernet CLG was established is to advance and promote education, relieve poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion in Galway City and other affiliated communities, through the provision of facilities for youth work, adult education, networking, mentoring, life skills, spirituality and counselling services to those in need and to work with families, individuals and other community and charitable groups.
The Melting Pot Luck
The Melting Pot Luck are a community group of asylum seekers, refugees and local people who host potluck dinners and intercultural events. The group’s aim is to develop links between people who live in Direct Provision and the local community and to celebrate our diverse cultures.
Theatre for Change Galway
Theatre for Change aims to develop and promote opportunities for creative engagement, expression and dialogue that supports personal capacity building to bring about personal, community and social change, addressing the social injustices within which people live.
Visionation Drama Group
Visionation is a drama group based in Galway city, creating and performing theatre based on the actors’ experiences of living in Direct Provision.
Western Housing Association
Western Housing Association intends to be principally engaged in the provision of housing and associated amenities for persons in deprived circumstances and to provide for the relief of poverty caused by poor housing conditions and homelessness.
Westside Age Inclusion
Westside Age Inclusion co-ordinates a range of services in the local area to people over the age of 55 years. These include practical work such as changing light bulbs, painting and decorating, gardening, and adult education. A laundry service is also available.
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14th St Patrick’s Scout Group
14th St Patrick’s Scout Group are part of Scouting Ireland which is a uniformed, voluntary, non-formal education, movement.
Ability West provides services and supports to 600 children and adults with intellectual disability and comorbidities in 60 centres located across Galway City and County. The mission of Ability West is to empower people with disabilities to live self-directed lives in an equal and inclusive society.
Abortion Access Campaign West (AAC West)
AAC West are currently working on sharing information on access to abortion, the inclusion of safety zone legislation, adequate sexual health education in our schools and free contraception.
Africa United Galway
Africa United Galway aims to be a unified voice of Africans living in Galway, empowering and supporting Africans in the community.
ARD Family Resource Centre
ARD Family Resource Centre supports community development, families and individuals in the area. The centre is open to the public from Monday to Friday and is based in Doughiska, opposite Lidl supermarket. Over 80 courses/classes/clinics take place here each week.
Baile an Choiste/Ard an Choiste Text Alert Residents Group
Baile an Choiste/Ard an Choiste Text Alert Residents Group aims to keep the community informed about any crimes or criminal activity via text alert.
Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre
Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre (BCNC) believe in providing the local community with the opportunity to develop and grow through the provision of facilities and the facilitation of essential services.
BCNC’s state of the art Centre houses a number of meeting, sporting, and health & fitness facilities. Through these facilities various groups and organisations provide essential services to the local community of Ballinfoile, Castlegar & environs.
Brothers of Charity Physiotherapy Department
The Brothers of Charity Physiotherapy Department, as part of multidisciplinary teams, provide support services to people who avail of BOC Services Galway and their families. They provide assessments, recommendations and therapy to a wide range of people and age groups, in a variety of settings. People referred for physiotherapy within the services may have specific physical or intellectual disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, chromosomal or genetic conditions. Other people referred may have developmental and gross motor delays, co-ordination and balance difficulties. Some people may have difficulties with walking or require intervention post-surgery or following a fracture.
Clifton Park Residents Association
Clifton Park Residents Association’s objectives are to maintain and safeguard the interests of its members in respect of their houses within Clifton Park; improve appearance, conditions and public amenities within Clifton Park and adjacent areas and nurture a community spirit among the residents of the Park.
Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI), NUI Galway
The CKI is NUI Galway’s centre for community engagement. It is involved in building connections between the wider community and the university and partners with many community and voluntary sector in a range of activities, including student involvement in community-based learning and volunteering. The centre aims to make the university more accessible to the wider public and support the work of civil society organisations.
Cooperative Housing Ireland
Co-operative Housing Ireland is an Approved Housing Body (AHB) and works closely with various stakeholders in the housing sector, including Local Authorities, Government, aspiring home owners, tenants and developers, to provide high quality social-rented and home ownership co-operative homes across the country.
Corrib Waterpolo Club
Founded in 1980, Corrib Waterpolo Club currently have over 100 players aged from 8 to 60 with Jnr, Snr and Masters teams.
Cuidiú Galway Branch
Cumann Siuil Cois Corribe
Cumann Siuil Cois Corribe is a walking club set up in 1999 to enjoy the hills of Clare, Galway and Mayo. Member Club of Mountaineering Ireland.
Domestic Violence Response (DVR) Galway
Engineers Ireland West Region
Engineers Ireland West Region covers Galway, Mayo and Roscommon providing a focal point for engineers of all grades and disciplines, and proactively encouraging their continuous professional development through delivery of a varied programme of lectures, seminars, site visits, golfing and social networking events.
Etinosasere Community Association Group
Etinosasere Community Association Group aims to promote the culture background and diversity of the people from South-West Benin Kingdom of Nigeria and support the community through art and culture.
Fana Bui Residents Association
Fana Bui Residents Association aims to upkeep the Fana Bui estate and the wellbeing of its residents.
Foróige purpose is to develop and implement a youth education programme complementary to the home, school and work to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and in the development of society. In Galway there are a number of Foróige Youth Projects, Garda Youth Diversion Projects and the Big Brother Big Sister Programme.
Fr Griffins Éire Óg GFC
Galway Arts Centre
Galway Arts Centre consists of a gallery, showing national and international contemporary art, Cuirt International Festival of Literature & a Theatre programme. The headquarters avail of 3 gallery spaces together with rooms for classes, workshops and meetings.
Galway Bohemians AFC
The mission of Galway Bohemians AFC, Galway’s most historic football club is to nurture the sheer fun of physical activity by creating an environment that fosters integrity, growth, and respect for people and the game of football. Galway Bohemians AFC are dedicated to igniting a passion for the sport while cultivating a team mentality that extends beyond the field of play.
Galway City School of Judo
Galway City Senior Branch - Irish Girl Guides
The Irish Girl Guides is a uniquely girl-only, youth-driven, active and dynamic organisation. It offers a varied and exciting programme for girls and young women aged 5-26 and opportunities for Leaders of all ages.
The Irish Girl Guides’s mission is to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.
Galway Civic Trust
Through advocacy, education, and management Dúchas na Gaillimhe – Galway Civic Trust is committed to protecting and enhancing Galway’s heritage. It aims to preserve, protect, enhance and present the natural, built and cultural environment of Galway, improving local civic and cultural amenities for the benefit of the city’s residents and visitors.
Galway Community Circus
Galway Community Circus (GCC) is a charitable organisation dedicated to inspiring and empowering people of all ages and abilities through circus arts. GCC use the fun and innovative nature of circus as an educational tool for personal, artistic, social and community development.
Galway Co-operative Housing Development Society (GCHDS)
Galway Cycling Campaign
Galway Cycling Campaign (GCC) are an independent, membership-driven organisation made up of dedicated volunteers. GCC’s vision for Galway is a place where people can travel easily, safely and enjoyably by bicycle. GCC also advocates for all road users, including pedestrians, families, people with disabilities and public transport users.
Galway Kayak Club
Galway Kayak Club is a volunteer-led club based at Commercial Boat Club in Woodquay. The group is affiliated with Canoeing Ireland and caters for both competitive and recreational paddlers, adults and juniors.
Galway Volunteer Centre
Galway Volunteer Centre supports members of the public to volunteer by advertising volunteer opportunities on behalf of charities and non-profit organisations in Galway city and county. Galway Volunteer Centre also provides a vetting service to non-profit organisations.
Grattan Court Residents Association
Grattan Court Residents Association aims to enhance Grattan Court area and make it a pleasant and safe environment for all the residents.
Hazel Park Residents Association
Hazel Park Residents Association aims to foster a community spirit in the Hazel Park area, to advance and promote all the amenities possible for the area and to protect and advance the rights and interests of each resident.
Helplink Support Services
Helplink Support Services’ mission is to provide accessible, low cost or free mental health and conflict resolution services. The services are available 7 days a week and out-of-hours in the West of Ireland (face-to-face), also nationally and internationally online.
HSE Health Promotion and Improvement
Health Promotion and Improvement services aim to embed preventative health measures and messages in models of health service delivery and in the settings where people are born, live, learn, socialise and work.
Igbo Progressive Union
Igbo Progressive Union Galway (IPU) is a non political cultural organisation whose aims and objectives are to promote peace amongst members and our local communities, to teach the culture of the people of the Igbo Nation from Southeastern Nigeria.
Indian Cultural & Sports Community Galway
Indian Cultural & Sports Community (ICSC) is a prime Indian Community in Galway, which was formed in 2015 as a non-profit community body by the Indian diaspora predominantly living in and around Galway City & County.
Irish Chinese Society Galway
The Irish Chinese Society (ICS) Galway provides services and advice to Chinese overseas and anyone interested in working with China/Chinese people. ICS Galway aims to protect the rights of Chinese people in Galway; preserve Chinese culture and traditions among the local Chinese community and help them to integrate into Irish society.
JCI (Junior Chamber International) is a global network of active young people from across the globe.
JCI provides its members with training and leadership opportunities, networking, social events and projects in their local community, and the chance to develop themselves both professionally and personally.
Knocknacarra Community Group
Knocknacarra Community Group manage Community Meeting Rooms in Knocknacarra, above Joyce’s Shopping Centre.
Leas na Mara Social Committee
Leas na Mara Social Committee aims to form stronger community relationships and a unified interest in the Leas na Mara estate development and future prospects for the entire community and to provide a variety of free education prospects.
Merlin Woods Tennis Club
Merlin Woods Tennis Club provide coaching, mentoring and personal development through sport for people in Doughiska, Roscam, Ballibane area.
Mervue United Football Club
Mervue United AFC was formed in 1960 by a small group of Mervue locals. The club has grown from then to be one of the biggest in the West of Ireland and fields over 25 teams in both male and female Galway District League competitions and Connacht and national FAI and SFAI competitions.
Migraine Association of Ireland
The Migraine Association of Ireland (MAI) is a registered charity and established as a company limited by guarantee. MAI provides support, advice and reassurance on a range of migraine issues while promoting awareness on these issues to migraineurs, health professionals, policy makers and the general public. The Association seeks to empower and optimise the quality of life of people with migraine and other headache disorders through creating awareness, providing information and support and promoting research and treatment.
Music for Galway
Music for Galway (MfG) is the leading platform for top quality international classical music performances in Galway and the West of Ireland. Since its foundation in 1981 it has consistently provided a diverse and stimulating season of concerts, from solo recitals to chamber music performances, operatic productions and orchestral galas.
Through the work of Artistic Director, Finghin Collins; Executive Director, Anna Lardi Fogarty; and its dynamic Board; MfG continues to attract the cream of classical talent from Ireland, Europe and across the globe to captivate audiences in a variety of venues in the West of Ireland. For Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture MfG will launch CELLISSIMO a new triennial international cello festival 25th April to 3rd May.
North Galway City Community Choir (NGCCC)
North Galway City Community Choir (NGCCC) is a community singing group based in Ballinfoyle Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre.
OLBC Youth Club
Our Lady’s Boys Club OLBC is a youth club based in Galway city.
Rahoon Family Centre
Rahoon Family Centre is a community-based project with charitable status committed to providing a quality service to support young people and their families for over 20 years. The Centre’s aim is to provide learning opportunities that enhance social and educational skills to ensure the equality of outcomes, for children and youth in the local community.
Rockfield Park Residents Association
Rockfield Park Residents Association seek to help maintain and improve the environment, appearance and community facilities of Rockfield Park. In order to do this, the Association is committed to representing the views of all residents of the Park. The Association will uphold equal opportunities in accordance with current legislation and work towards good relations amongst all residents of the community, refraining from any conduct which discriminates or harasses.
Special Heroes Ireland
Special Heroes Ireland supports families with children who have special needs, additional needs, life limiting or chronic illness and disability in Galway city & county. It was formed to support children who spend extended periods of time in a medical facility and their families through fun and recreational activities. Special Heroes Ireland aim to enable the child and siblings to overcome the many negative effects of the illness and the extended periods of separation.
St Michael’s GAA
Stay-At-Home Parents Association
Stay-At-Home Parents Association Parents is an advocacy group for unpaid carers in the home. Parents at home with children are invisible and undervalued. Stay-At-Home Parents Association seek to bring the important unpaid service to society to light.
The Galway Buskers’ Community
The Galway Buskers’ Community aim to bring the busking community and public together in celebration of street arts. For buskers (street musicians/entertainers/artists), members of the public and other interested parties to come together, communicate and share all the latest info and ideas about busking in Galway.
Third Space Galway
Third Space Galway TSG (est. 2013) is a Galway-based, interdisciplinary Arts research initiative. Acting as an interface between arts, ecology, community and cultural practices, TSG aim to actively explore pathways to a more regenerative culture and viable future, tackling climate change, biodiversity loss, and restoring ecosystem function where the way we live expresses the connection and interdependence of community, culture, ecology, and environment.
Túath Housing aim to provide long-term, safe, quality housing at best value whilst locally building mixed, sustainable communities. Túath is primarily a service organisation, housing people in need and managing homes whilst responding to, engaging with and involving local people to make social housing work.
Westside Men’s Club
Westside Men’s Club was initiated in 1997 to support and develop projects aimed at involving men in the Community. The Men’s Group use various mediums to address some of the issues facing men in the Westside area.
The Group has over 90 men involved and it aims to:
Westside Resource Centre
Westside Resource Centre is a community based not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. The Centre’s principal aim is the betterment of the community through the work to empower and encourage local people and local groups – particularly those experiencing disadvantage – to participate in the development of their own community.
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Westside Resource Centre is also very much involved in supporting and organising a number of ongoing and successful community projects. These include the Westside Arts Festival, Westside Community Organic Garden, Westside Newsletter and the Westside Social Club for Older People.
Whitehall Close Residents Association
Whitehall Close Residents’ Association aims to represent the views and interests of residents and to work to protect and improve amenities in the complex besed in Galway City.
Woodhaven Residents Association
Woodhaven Residents Association aim to safeguard residents’ security and welfare.
Woodquay Residents Association
Yoruba Heritage Art And Cultural Group Galway
Yoruba Heritage Art and Cultural Group is a non-profit organization, it provides social and recreational facilities for all its members. The club strive to co-operate with and contribute towards charitable and other such organizations aimed at helping the needy and less fortunate in the society.
Youth Work Ireland Galway
Youth Work Ireland Galway is a voluntary organisation committed to delivering quality youth services within local communities, to empower young people to identify and realise their potential in a safe and supportive environment.