The Wednesday Club
This club is for anyone who is over 60 and would like to meet for a chat and a cup of tea, learn new and interesting things, and have some fun. Our Team of 5 will be delighted to welcome you and help you settle in. We meet on Wednesdays between 2.30pm and 4.00pm in the
Ballybane Enterprise Centre. We would heartily welcome new members. Anyone interested in joining us please ring 091 755381 or 087 2354487.


A Candle Lighting Memorial Ceremony

In recognition of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, a Candle Lighting Memorial Ceremony will be held on Sun. Oct 14th at 3.30pm in the Staff Canteen, Nurses Home, UHG.  All welcome. For further details please contact 091 544219/544619.


Magic Tips & Tricks for Managing Kids

Are you a parent struggling with your children's discipline & moods, schooling & study, bed times, eating habits, computer gaming, mobile phone use, friends & peers and bullying? This 6 weeks course starts on Tues. Oct. 16th at 7.30pm in the Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Beginning Experience Programme

For men & women who have lost a spouse through death, divorce, or separation, Oct. 19th-21st at Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry; Contact 0863855090.


Pain Management Workshop

Arthritis Ireland is holding a three hour self-management workshop on "Breaking the Pain Cycle" in the Connacht Hotel on Sat. Oct. 20th from 10am-1pm. People who have arthritis of any form would benefit from this workshop. Cost €10.


Upcoming Celebrations

The John Paul Centre will have their Harvest Celebration on Oct. 24th, November Mass on Nov. 21st and a Christmas Service on Dec. 19th in St. Brigid's church with Bishop Brendan Kelly in attendance.


Are you caring for somebody with Dementia?

Western Alzheimer's are holding a Carers support Groupin September in the Clayton Hotel on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7 - 8.30pm. Contact 091-565193.


Vegas Charity Ball

In aid of Brain Tumour Ireland on Fri. Nov. 9th at 6pm in the Salthill Hotel. 085 7448291


Get Connected to the Internet

Age Action runs free classes for older learners (aged 55+) who have little or no experience with using the Internet and who are apprehensive of technology. You can bring any of the following devices: laptops/iPads/iPhones/Tablets/Smartphones. Classes are run in Age Action’s offices at 3, Francis Street. For more information call Age Action 091 527831.


Ballybane Parent & Toddler Group

Will run on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am to 12 midday in the Ballybane Community Resource Centre.



Croi Nua Programme

All Croi Nua Programmes are held in Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway (Opposite Scoil Róis). For Further information contact 091 520960/0872980564/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   


Practicing Prayer thought Meditation

Mondays October 8th & 15th at 7.30pm. Facilitator: Charles Sweeney MSC


Meditation Group

Every Friday at 7.30pm.


Adult Faith for the 21st Century

Saturday October 13th 10am -4pm. Facilitator: Diarmuid O' Murchu.


The Wisdom of our Dreams

An experiential workshop . Saturday October 20th 10am - 4pm. Facilitator: Kathleen Duffy.


An hour of spirituality and prayer. Last Monday of every month starting at 8.00pm.

At Home with your Bible

We will explore the connection between Eucharist and scripture and why the Eucharist makes the Risen Christ constantly present to us. Every Tuesday morning 10.15-12.15 and repeated in the evening 7.30-9.30pm. Morning Mass follows for those who wish to attend. Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC.


Good News Each Sunday

Reflection on Readings of Sunday Mass, Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC.


AA Meetings 

Time: Every Monday and Friday 5.30 – 7.00pm.


Arts Anonymous

12 Step Spirituality fellowship for all who wish to fulfil their creative potential.

Time: Every Sunday - 7.00 to 8.15pm.




Family Events at Knock

Bereaved Parents Mass

November 11th at 3pm in St. John's Rest & Care Centre


Blessing for Expectant Mother's

December 1st at 12 noon in Knock Shrine


Christmas Prayer Service for Bereaved

December 19th at 11am in the Family Centre