GCCN News 2020

21st February

Welcome to this edition of GCCN Network News. Below we have information on:
Free Programmes:
Events: Reminder of Meetings:
Training Programmes

Event Poster - Invitation to Information Event on 3rd March in ARD Family Resource Centre
Nature for Health
10-Week Free Programme

Information Event: 3rd March
Programme Start Date: 24th March

Nature for Health Programme will involve guided weekly social walks in a woodland setting with elements of art, mindfulness and nature. This free 10-week programme will begin in Merlin Woods, Doughiska, on Tuesday 24th March.

You are invited to join the information event that will be held in ARD Family Resource Centre on Tuesday, 3rd March, from 10am to 12pm.

To register your interest please contact Vera on 085 8536614 or email

See the full-size poster with further details at the link below.

Poster and Details


Ageing Well in Galway
Community Support & Advocacy

Free 8-Week Programme
Commencing on 3rd March

Ageing Well in Galway: Community Support & Advocacy is a free 8-week programme from COPE Galway aimed at supporting positive and healthy ageing.

When: 8 weekly sessions starting Tuesday, March 3rd, 2pm - 4pm
Where: Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway

Ageing Well in Galway: Community Support & Advocacy is a chance to:

  • explore how you can help the older people that you meet to get the supports they need for healthy ageing;
  • meet workers and volunteers from local networks and organisations that support the voice of older people in Galway;
  • obtain a COPE Galway Certificate of Attendance for 75% attendance.

For further information and to register your interest by Wednesday, 26th February contact Eleanor on 086 6087875 or at

See full-size poster at the link below.


Renewing Your Social Enterprise

A Free Training Programme for Established Social Enterprises
27th February


When: 27th Feb 2020 – 10am to 4.30pm
Where: Westside Resource Centre Ltd, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway

This free programme is designed to help your established social enterprise renew your mission and re-focus your business strategy while creating an opportunity to share your insights and experience with other social enterprises in your region.
Further Info and Registration

Volunteer Management Training

Planning for Volunteer Involvement
4 Modules from March to May

If you work with volunteers, planning to involve volunteers and/or review your management practice and policies, there are some training opportunities for you to be held in Croí, The West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation in between March and May 2020.
Module 1: Planning for Volunteer Involvement
Module 2: Volunteer Engagement

Module 3: Day to Day Management of Volunteers
Module 4: Dealing with Challenging Situations and Policy Development

Participants are encouraged to attend all four modules however you can register for any of the modules that meet your current needs.

Places are limited to 20 participants on each module to ensure participation.

Find further info and registration for each module at the links below.
Module 1: Planning for Volunteer Involvement
Module 2: Volunteer Engagement
Module 3: Day to Day Management of Volunteers
Module 4: Dealing with Challenging Situations and Policy Development

6-Week Healthy Food Made Easy Programme
Start Date: 4th March

Healthy Food Made Easy Programme is being organised by Westside Resource Centre in conjunction with Healthy Galway City.
When: Start Date- Wednesday 4th March, 6.30pm-9.00pm
Where: Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Rd., Galway

This programme is FREE and will run for 6 weeks.

Topics Include:
  • Practical cooking experience;
  • Food for Life;
  • Focus on fats;
  • Shop smart (budget and Label Reading);
  • Fibre providers;
  • Building a food pyramid;
  • The road ahead.
Places are limited. Please contact Westside Resource Centre on 091 528325 to register.

Full-size Poster


Mayor's Awards 2020
Nominations Invited

Cut-off date: Friday, 6th March

Nominations are invited from people in Galway City for individuals or organisations for the Mayor’s Awards that will take place on Tuesday, 21st April 2020 in the Galmont Hotel, Galway. 

The closing date for nominations is Friday, 6th March 2020.

Nomination forms are available from City Hall and the City Libraries or online at the link below.

Download the brochures in English and Irish at the links below.

Online Nominations
Brochure in English
Brochure in Irish

Africa Women Roundtable &
Intercultural EPIC Awards 2020

7th March

AMDAF would like to invite you to Africa Women Roundtable & Intercultural EPIC Awards 2020.
When: Saturday, 7th March, 3pm - 9pm
Where: Ardilaun Hotel, Galway
The event will involve conversations on Cancer, Racism and Mental Health and an award ceremony for Excellence, Positive Impact and Community Development.

Text 089 954 1768 to register or register online at the Eventbrite link below.
Registration closes on February 27th, 2020.
This event is co-sponsored by Galway City Partnership and SICAP. An initiative of Amdalah Africa Foundation (AMDAF).

See further info and registrations at the link below.
Further details and Registrations
Full-size Poster
Reminder of Meetings

Galway City Joint Policing Committee Public Meeting  

25th February 2020 

The Galway City Joint Policing Committee (JPC) wishes to inform you that a public meeting will be held on:

Date:               Tuesday 25th February 2020
Venue:            Knocknacarra Community Centre
Time:              7.00pm

All details are available at the links below.

Further details
Notice of Public Meeting

Upcoming SPCs, JPC and LCDC Meetings

Dates and Documentation

A series of relevant meetings will be held as follows:

Structure Date of the meeting
SPC1: Housing and Social Inclusion 28th February
SPC5: Climate Action, Environment, Recreation and Amenity     25th February
Joint Policing Committee 23rd March

If you wish to submit any appropriate suggestions for consideration for the upcoming SPCs and JPC meetings, please contact

Please find further information on the above-mentioned meetings at the links below.

The agendas and further documentation will be updated on GCCN website as soon as available, so please check these links regularly.

Housing and Social Inclusion SPC Meeting - February 28th
Climate Action, Environment, Recreation & Amenity SPC Meeting - February 25th
Joint Policing Committee Meeting - March 23rd
GCCN Diary Dates

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