Remembrance Mass - Mervue Schools
Holy Trinity & St. Michael's School are having a Remembrance Mass for deceased pupils on Friday November 23rd at 10am in Mervue Church. We would love to see as many past pupils, parents and members of the community attend this special mass. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served in the school hall afterwards.


St. Brigid's Parish Table Quiz

A Fundraising Table Quiz in aid of St. Brigid's Parish will be held on Thursday November 22nd in Flannery's Hotel at 8.00pm. The cost is €40 per table of 4 or €10 each. We are asking you to support us by getting a team of 4 people. Lots of prizes on the night.


Ballybane Christmas Fayre

The Ballybane Taskforce are hosting a Christmas Fayre on Sat. Dec. 8th in the Ballybane Community Resource Centre for all the family. Lots of festive delights! Stalls €10. To book a stall contact: Breda 091 755381/Imelda 091 768305.



A Gentle Journey Towards a New Beginning in College Chapel, NUI Galway on Nov. 24th from 10am - 2.00pm. This retreat provides a prayerful opportunity to step back from the stress of life. Contact 091 495055 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Candlelight Service

Pieta  House Candlelight Service, Sun. Nov. 25th 3.30pm in the Augustinian Church. The service is a time to remember our loved ones not only those who have died by suicide. 


Public Event in Ballybane on Improving Your Home Energy Efficiency

Galway Energy Co-operative is holding an event at the SCCUL Enterprise Centre from 7-9pm on Wed. Nov.  21st to highlight the various grants and support schemes for carrying out home energy improvements as part of a community scheme.


Keeping in Balance: Day Retreat 

Sat. 1 Dec. 1st from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Jesuit Centre, 6 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway. Cost €20. Info This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 086 8776537.


St. Nicholas' Christmas Fayre

Takes place in St. Nicholas' Collegiate church in Lombard Street on Sat. Nov. 24th 10am - 2pm.  There will be choirs singing, stalls selling, teas, coffees and lunch for munching and lots of activities for children as well.


Festive Fair

Western Alzheimers are holding a Festive Fair in Tribeton, Merchants Road, Galway (formerly Mc Donaghs Hardware) on Sun. Nov. 25th from 11- 6.Come along and support this fair full of local crafters whilst supporting a local charity.


St. Brigid's 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.


New Charity Shop

St. Vincent de Paul are opening a new Charity Shop in the Mervue Shopping Centre on Thurs. Nov. 15th.


Gambling Problems

Are you affected by a family member's gambling problem? If so, help is available. Meeting at Ozanam House, St Augustine St. 8:00pm Mon. Nov. 5th


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.



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  


Lectio Divina - Connecting Life and Faith

Saturday November 24th 10-4.00pm. Facilitator: Brendan Clifford
Lectio Divina is a way of reading, reflecting and praying with the Bible.  We allow the Bible stories to put us in touch with similar events in our personal lives, in family life, workplace, in church community, society and world – and we come to see God’s presence to be as real in today’s events as in the past events in the Bible. This always surprises us and gives us joy. When we do Lectio Divina with others, it creates a community spirit and inspires us to live our faith with enthusiasm. No previous experience of reading the Bible is required.


Faith Reading Group
Chapter 4 of book ‘Incarnation’ by Diarmuid O’Murchu  Saturday November 24th at 2pm. All welcome.

Making the most of Advent
To let go of the things that are important and to rediscover what is essential in my life at this time of preparation. Monday December 3rd 7.30-9.30pm. Facilitator: Charles J. Sweeney MSC.

Preparation for Christmas
Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC
Theme: "It is the only Son, who is nearest the Father's heart, who has made him known" John 1:18
Dates:  December Wed.12th, Thu.13th and Fri.14th Time: 10.00 - 4.30 pm.

Meditation Group

Every Friday at 7.30pm.


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

 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