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27 03,2020

Turloughmore Community Council Response to COVID-19

  In conjunction with Turloughmore Community Council, a new service for vulnerable and self-isolating members of the community will come into operation from Saturday 21st Mach until further notice. The service will permit any vulnerable of self-isolating person in the community to contact a local, participating pharmacy and organize prescriptions which can be paid for…
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27 03,2020

COVID-19 Public Information Booklet

  The Government of Ireland and the HSE are working together to constantly update their digital resources for groups to use. The digital pack of resources can be found here.   A COVID-19 Public Information Booklet has been published and a copy will be delivered free of charge by An Post to every household in Ireland.…
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25 03,2020

Guidelines for Ports during COVID-19

  The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.   HPSC is part of the Health Service Executive and works in partnership with health service providers and sister organisations in Ireland and around the world, to provide the best possible information for the control and prevention of…
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25 03,2020

Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus (COVID-19), can be worrying. This can affect your mental health. But there are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this.   Original post by: HSE   How your mental health might be affected The spread of coronavirus is a new and challenging event.…
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23 03,2020

COVID-19 Community Response Communications Pack

A National Action Plan to address the Coronavirus outbreak was published on 16th March. The Plan sets out a whole-of-society response and mobilisation of resources across Government and society to fight the spread of the virus. An additional, Community Response Action Plan was launched to complement the efforts of National Plan which aims to coordinate the…
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20 03,2020

Resources available during COVID-19

  Official Information Sources on COVID-19 (Shared by Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support): HSE (Health Service Executive) COVID-19 Updates available here. HPSC (Health Protection Surveillance Centre) – Guidance for healthcare professionals on COVID-19 available here. Government of Ireland (Gov.ie) COVID-19 – Latest Updates available here. National Action Plan on COVID-19 available here. Minister Ring launches COVID-19…
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18 03,2020

ALONE launch a COVID-19 support line for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has announced the launch of a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland.   As a member organisation of the National Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Subgroup for Vulnerable People, ALONE…
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18 03,2020

Launch of a Family Carer (online) Support Group

  In light of the curtailment of many face-to-face Family Carer support services, and following extensive feedback, Care Alliance Ireland has set up an online Family Carer Support Group.   Open to all Family Carers living in the Republic of Ireland, this new online private group will be facilitated by a number of professionals with…
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18 03,2020

LOOKING FOR SUPPORT: NEW FUND TO BE SET UP TO HELP COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

  Original source of this press release: The Community Foundation for Ireland.   The Community Foundation for Ireland have established a new fund to help vulnerable communities impacted by COVID-19: Please note we are currently not taking requests from nonprofits for this Fund, this is a request for partnership on this fund to enable us…
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18 03,2020

COMMUNITY TO PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON COVID-19

The Government’s new National Action Plan in response to COVID-19 was launched on March 16 2020.   The Plan sets out a ‘nationwide cohesive approach’ to respond to tackling the global pandemic in Ireland.   The Plan mentions a close collaboration with voluntary and community organisations, such as charities, local voluntary groups, volunteers’ to ‘contribute to…
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16 03,2020

Athenry 2020 Digital St Patrick’s Day Parade

  Press Release   The Corona Virus may have dealt a huge blow to the traditional Irish St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but the town of Athenry has decided to think outside the box and take its St Patrick’s Day parade online!   “If the audience can’t gather to see us, let us reach out digitally…
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13 03,2020

Have your say! Consultation on a Plan for urban regeneration in Tuam Town.

  Galway County Council are embarking on a process to produce a Regeneration Masterplan for Tuam Town.   Please help us to understand the issues, qualities and strengths of the area as it is now, and what could be improved.   Please kindly complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Tuam

12 03,2020

Islands Policy Consultation Paper

  The Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands has published an Islands Policy Consultation Paper.   The paper is available to view and download online here.   A hard copy of the paper may be requested from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (contact details below). Submissions…
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10 03,2020

Minister launches Grant Scheme to support Commemorative events related to Mother and Child Institutions and County Homes

  Scheme now open to applications for funding.   The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced the launch of a grant scheme to support commemorative events for former residents of Mother and Child Institutions and those who had comparable experiences in County Homes. This new grant scheme will provide financial…
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06 03,2020

Training on disability law and policy in the Centre for Disability Law and Policy

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway will run a training on the relevant legislation  passed (the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act) that impacts on the lives of people with disabilities, older people and people with mental health experience. The training is designed at those supporting and working with people affected by the…
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05 03,2020

Community Smoke Alarm Scheme

  On average 50 people die in fires each year in Ireland. Most of these can be prevented by a smoke alarm.   Do you know someone in your community who doesn’t have a smoke alarm?   Register them now for a FREE smoke alarm *     Contact: Rita Cunnane, Unit 7, Clonberne Enterprise…
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04 03,2020

MORTHAISPEANTAS NA GAELTACHTA- The Gaeltacht Trade Show 2020

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020, Thomond Park, Limerick, Doors Open: 10.30 to 5pm Guerin Media are delighted to announce that following on from the 125th year of the revival of the Irish Language, Bliain na Gaeilge, we are celebrating all that is great about our Gaeltacht, our Culture and our Language at our inaugural Gaeltacht Trade…
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03 03,2020

Foras na Gaeilge: Youth Events Scheme 2020

  Foras na Gaeilge is providing funding for appropriate Youth Events programmes (which must contain a minimum of 12 sessions) through Irish for young people (3 to 18 years of age): which aim to strengthen the Irish language through a mix of activities; that are not residential events; which will run between 31 August 2020…
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03 03,2020

BANK OF IRELAND LAUNCHES BEGIN TOGETHER FUND

The Begin Together Fund provides valuable investment for community initiatives making a difference in towns and villages across the island of Ireland.   Fortunately, in every town and village there are people, businesses and organisations working hard to make things better for everyone. Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together Fund supports those making the lives of others…
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03 03,2020

Foras na Gaeilge: Colmcille Grants Scheme 2020

This scheme aims to promote relations between the language communities of Scottish and Irish Gaeilge and to strengthen Scottish and Irish Gaelic through these relations. There will be two rounds of the grants scheme in 2020:   Round 1:  Deadline Monday 23 March 2020 Applications for projects starting in 2020 Upper limit €12,000/£10,800   Round 2:…
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03 03,2020

OLDER PERSONS’ FUND RE-OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS

The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Older Persons’ Fund is now open for applications.   The Older Persons’ Fund is a long-term philanthropic fund which promotes the civic engagement of older people, as a means of working towards making a difference in their communities. The Fund builds on the Community Foundations’ long-standing engagement and commitment to supporting older…
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02 03,2020

CREATIVE IRELAND 2020 Bursaries: Call now open

Closing Date is 4.00 pm on Thursday 26th March 2020   As part of County Galway’s Creative Ireland Programme 2020, Galway County Council invites Expressions of Interest for its Creative Ireland Bursary Awards 2020.    Creative Ireland, the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, from 2018-2022, which places creativity at the…
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02 03,2020

An Taisce National Spring Clean Initiative: Register Now

The National Spring Clean initiative traditionally takes place throughout the month of April.   National Spring Clean is Ireland’s most popular, well recognized and successful anti-litter initiative. Taking place during the whole month of April and now in its 21st year, the campaign encourages every sector of society to actively participate and take responsibility for litter,…
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02 03,2020

CÚRSAÍ ATÁ AG TEACHT SUAS I GCONAMARA

Galway Rural Development- Courses Coming up in Connemara Forbairt Tuaithe na Gaillimhe i gcomhpháirtíocht le Bord Oideachas & Oiliúna na Gaillimhe & Ros Comáin ag seachadadh cúrsaí traenála faoi láthair, mar sin más scileanna fostaíochta atá uait nó b’féidir go bhfuil tú ag iarraidh do chuid scileanna Cócaireachtha a fheabhsaigh, tá na scileanna le fáil anseo!!…
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02 03,2020

FUNDING available! The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission launches call for applications: Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2020-21

The theme of the Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme is empowering people (rights-holders) who face the greatest barriers to justice to access their rights. The Scheme is open to civil society organisations, including community and voluntary organisations, trade unions, groups representing geographic communities addressing poverty and social exclusion or communities of interest protected under the…
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02 03,2020

Training: How to Develop An Effective Annual Report For Smaller Charities

Carmichael, in association with local Volunteer Centres, are delivering a series of workshops across different counties on ‘Developing an Effective Annual Report’. The aim of the practical hands-on workshop is to understand the preparation of the Annual Report from the perspective of the Charity Trustees, Board Members and Directors. The workshop covers the basics of what is…
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28 02,2020

Workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals

On 19 February 2020, the Galway Public Participation Network together with the NGO, Development Perspectives, held a workshop on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Amicita Social Hub, Athenry. The workshop was attended by 23 members of the PPN and informed participants about the background and the framework of the SDGs. By connecting the dots…
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31 05,2019

Celebrating Community and Voluntary Activity in County Galway

Over 230 people from Community and Voluntary groups from all parts of County Galway gathered at the Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo on Thursday May 30th to be honoured at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Ceremony. These Awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity in the County. Hosted by retiring Cathaoirleach, Councillor, Seán O Tuairisg, who…
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14 11,2018

You are invited to the Galway County PPN Plenary

Opportunity to talk to agencies & other community groups and share ideas. Meet your PPN Reps who work on your behalf & discuss your community issues. Find out more about the PPN & all it can offer to community groups. Date:        Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 Time:        6.30pm Venue:     Claregalway Hotel, Claregalway Information…
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01 06,2018

Photos of the Cathaoirleach Community Awards 2018 ceremony

CATHAOIRLEACH’S COMMUNITY AWARDS CEREMONY AT THE THEATRE, STATION HOUSE HOTEL, CLIFDEN  

01 06,2018

Community Groups & Volunteers recognised for their great achievements in County Galway

Over 200 people from Community and Voluntary groups from around County Galway were honoured at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 31st in the Theatre of the Station House Hotel, Clifden. The Awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity in the County. A record number of nominations were received for the nine…
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25 05,2018

General Data Protection Regulation information for community groups

Galway County PPN hosted 6 information sessions around the county during March and April on the new General Data Protection Regulation. This information was targeted at community & voluntary groups and volunteers. Click here to view the slides from that GDPR Workshop which are helpful to read over in light of the new GDPR regulation…
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25 05,2018

Nominees shortlisted to go forward for the Cathoirleach’s Community Awards

10 04,2018

Nominations for the Galway County Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards 2018 now Open

Applications are now open for The Galway County Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards. An Awards ceremony for groups and individuals who reach the final shortlist for the nine categories of awards will take place on the evening of May 31st in the Clifden Station House Hotel, hosted by current Cathaoirleach of the County, Cllr Eileen Mannion. Nominations…
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10 04,2018

Nominations for The Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards 2018

10 04,2018

Galway Sports Partnership Programme Funding 2018 and workshops.

Galway Sports Partnership is delighted to announce its Programme Funding scheme for 2018. This funding, made available to the Partnership by SPORT IRELAND, is intended to help increase participation levels in sport and physical activity with particular emphasis on those who are currently inactive or who may not have an opportunity to participate. Galway Sports…
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09 04,2018

MOBILE WEEE (WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT) COLLECTIONS 2018

05 04,2018

Letter from Dennis Naughton – future of St Brigid’s Hospital

Email from Denis Naughton, TD to community groups Subject: I want to hear your thoughts on the future of St Brigid’s Hospital I am writing to ask for your assistance. As you are aware St Brigid’s Hospital is an iconic landmark in Ballinasloe and I am currently embarking on a project – hopefully with your…
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27 03,2018

FREE INFORMATION SESSION ON GDPR FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS

FREE information session for community groups on the General Data Protection Regulation and Charities Act on April 3rd @ 7.30pm in the Beechtree Business Park, Weir RD, Tuam, Co Galway

27 03,2018

Free information workshop for community groups

Free information session on the General Data Protection Regulation and Charities Act next Tuesday, April 3rd @ 7.30pm   All community & voluntary groups welcome! Venue; Beechtree Business Park, Weir rd, Tuam, Co Galway

08 03,2018

Statement by Galway County Council re Consultation Process for the former Mother & Baby Home, Tuam

8th March 2018 Statement by Galway County Council Galway County Council at the request of the Department of Children & Youth Affairs is currently facilitating an independent consultation process on the five possible options identified by the Expert Technical Group for responding to the discovery of infant remains at the site of the former Mother…
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08 03,2018

Increased fines for parking in disabled spaces

The fixed charge penalty for able-bodied drivers parking in disabled spaces increased from €80 to €150 at the beginning of this month. Able-bodied people who park in these spaces are making life more difficulty for those who need our support most. The Programme for Government negotiated by myself and my colleagues in the Independent Alliance…
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01 03,2018

Submission of applications to the Community Support Scheme of Galway County Council extended!

Due to the Status Red Weather Alert the deadline for Submission of applications to the Community Support Scheme of Galway County Council has been extended until 4pm Tuesday March 6th.  Any applications received after this revised deadline will be deemed to be late applications.  

01 03,2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE GALWAY COUNTY COUNCIL SERVICES

A Chara, Galway County Council Offices and Libraries are closed today Thursday March 1st  until further notice.  Members of the Public can contact our emergency number  091-509069. (Please note this number is an emergency number only for use during Severe Weather Alerts) Essential services only are in operation. Salting of priority routes in accordance with…
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06 02,2018

Community Supports Schemes 2018

Click here to download our Community Support Scheme Presentation 2018   Funding Scheme Allocation to County Galway  in 2017 Comment Towns and Villages Renewal Programme €1,004,231 €15 million national allocation in 2018. No details on scheme yet Recast RAPID programme €64,500 (set figure per county) Similar national allocation in 2018 but no details on 2018…
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06 02,2018

Tuam Local Area Plan – Open for Consultations

TUAM LOCAL AREA PLAN Draft LAP 2018 Public Consultation You are invited to an information drop in session in the Tuam Library, High Street Tuam on Thursday 8th February 2018 from 2.30pm – 7.30pm where staff from the Forward Planning Team will be available to discuss all aspects of the Draft Tuam LAP. We hope…
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01 02,2018

Funding Clinics on the Community Support Scheme

Galway County Council invites applications from Community and Voluntary Groups and individual Artists for support through the following schemes : Support Scheme for Community Based Economic Development 2018 Support Scheme for Community Based Amenities and Services 2018 Individual Artist Bursaries & Tyrone Guthrie Residency 2018 View Advert (PDF) Community Support Scheme 2018 Application Form (Doc) Community Support Scheme 2018 Guidelines…
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31 01,2018

TOURISM NEWS: New Fáilte Ireland Food & Drink Strategy Aims to Change Overseas Visitor Perceptions of Irish Food and Drink

New Fáilte Ireland Food & Drink Strategy Aims to Change Overseas Visitor Perceptions of Irish Food and Drink Food could help grow tourism revenue by as much as €400 million over the next 5 years   The Irish Tourism industry needs to work towards changing the perception amongst overseas visitors to reposition Irish Food and…
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31 01,2018

Galway County PPN’s upcoming Funding Clinics & Information sessions

Galway County Public Participation Network (PPN) continues to be the main link through which Community & Voluntary organisations, Environment organisations & Social Inclusion organisations in Galway interact with Galway County Council and participate in policy-making committees of the Council. Community groups who register will receive all manners of info relating to community activity such as…
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