Category: News

Positive Ageing Week 2020

“Still as mischievous and interested and sparky as we always were” Positive Ageing Week (September 28 – October 2 2020), is an opportunity to show our appreciation to older people in our lives and to reach out to those who may be feeling lonely or isolated at this time of ongoing public health guidelines to…
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Galway County Public Participation Network is looking for members!

Join our Intercultural Forum Are you part of a new or minority community in County Galway? Would you like to support diverse communities and ensure that all voices are heard? Would you like to be part of a wide network of communities active in Galway?   Then join this new group set up to represent…
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Galway Co PPN calls for a restriction on the sale of Wet Wipes in an open letter to Minister Ryan.

Aengus McMahon Photography   Sewage treatments systems are unable to breakdown wet wipes containing plastic. Research reveals that wet wipes are washing up on the shores of Galway bay in alarming quantities. Galway group urge Minister to ban wet wipes along with other single use plastics in 2021 legislation.   Galway County Public Participation Network…
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Funding for social inclusion week available

Galway County Social Inclusion Week 2020 is 19th October – 25th October. The aim of Social Inclusion Week is to increase awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity in County Galway. It is about highlighting the positive work that community and voluntary groups are doing to reduce social exclusion, social isolation and poverty. The theme this year…
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Calling all New Communities in Galway County

Are you a part of a New Community living in County Galway? If so we’d love to hear from you. The Galway County LCDC, Galway County PPN and Galway Rural Development Company have instructed Buheri Consult, a migrant founded and leading consulting firm, specialised in the area of diversity and inclusion, to consult with a…
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September Newsletter out now!

Dear PPN Members,   The September edition of the Galway County PPN Newsletter is out now! Packed with info on funding, news and events, we are pleased to welcome two new members to the group of PPN representatives: Dr Nives Stack and Zoe Langsdale. In this edition we are also pleased to announce the winners…
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Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

Public Health Measures The special health measures that were in place in Kildare were lifted on the 31st August. We are, however, still experiencing some increases in the rate of COVID around the country. Advice and restrictions are continuously being reviewed with recommendations being made by NPHET and the Government. These measures aim to protect…
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Calling community groups in the Galway East!

Are you and your local group and interested in finding out more about Biodiversity and how your group can make a difference in your local area? Galway Rural Developments (GRD) and Burrenbeo Trust are looking to recruit 6 community groups across South and East Galway to participate in a COMMUNITY BIODIVERSITY TRAINING AND AWARENESS PROGRAMME.…
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Round 2 of the Community Enhancement Programme launched

Round 2 of the Community Enhancement Programme will provide capital grants towards the maintenance, improvement and upkeep of Community Centres and Community Buildings – similar expenditure on other community facilities will also be allowed.   Galway County LCDC has received an allocation of €159,940 under this national €5m fund and applications are now invited from…
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Community Enhancement Programme 2020

  Galway LCDC has been allocated €63,249 under the above programme and now invites applications in accordance with the criteria outlined in the Application Form and accompanying Guidelines, i.e. main priority of assisting Community & Voluntary Groups and non-profit Organisations to re-open safely in compliance with public health requirements, and additional priorities of developing and…
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