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A Spectacle of Local Talent

Galway Theatre Festival
Now in it’s ninth year Galway Theatre Festival features six days of exciting theatre performances from April 18th-23rd. Showcasing some of the best local and national emerging talent in the arts, highlights include a world premiere from Emma O’ Grady, an interactive audience experience at Cava restaurant, hilarious comedy and improvisation as well as some of the best contemporary circus, dance and physical theatre to be seen in the West.

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What Volunteering Means To Galway

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Ruth Fagan, Volunteering Development Officer with Volunteer Galway

This year Volunteer Galway celebrates its tenth anniversary. I’m very happy to be part of our team here for almost the same length of time. Similar to living here in Galway, I have found that my experience of working in this area has meant that there is always something that will take me by surprise, inspire me and often delight me. And for me, that’s people.

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Think Pink This October

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This October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and the organisation are calling on anyone interested in volunteering to think pink and play a part in raising vital funds for the charity.

Breast Cancer Research is a national charity based in University Hospital Galway with a small staff team who rely heavily on the support of their dedicated volunteers. 

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Growing Outwards by Cultivating New Shoots

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Green Sod Ireland with the group celebrating its many successes over the years while looking forward with fresh vision on what it hopes to achieve in the future.  Their chairperson Melissa Griffith passionately speaks of their current activities, educational programmes and overall vision.

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Opportunities Await For Those Who Reach Out

COPE Galway have been recruiting and supporting volunteers as an integral part of their work to combat social isolation in our community since the beginning of their service provision in Galway.  The current scope and depth of their volunteer roles reflects not only their longstanding commitment to the value that volunteers bring to their organisation but also the range and quality of services that they provide within our local community.

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A Driving Force!


A Driving Force That Makes a Difference!

COPE Galway Community Catering service produces and delivers over 200 meals a day to the homes of people who are housebound, elderly or unable to prepare a meal for themselves.

A recent recruit, Michael Commons, 62, offers some insight into how he got involved and what he gets out of his volunteer work.

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