Table Quiz

A Fundraising Table Quiz in aid of St. Brigid's Parish will be held on Thursday November 9th 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.

The Annual Ecumenical Memorial Service

In remembrance of the patients who have died in the past at Galway University Hospitals, will be held in the Staff Canteen of the Nurses Home, on the grounds of University Hospital Galway at 7pm on Thurs. Oct. 26th. All relatives and friends of the deceased are welcome to attend.

Creative Writing Class

Mervue Active Retirement are hosting Creative Writing Classes in St. James GAA Club, Michael Collins Road commencing on Tues. Oct. 31st from 2-4pm. For further information contact 087 9060386.

Perinatal­­ & Self Care Support­ ­Group

A new Aware Perinatal­­ & Self Care Support­ ­Group meets in Unit­ 8­ Merlin Park from ­7.3­0pm to 9pm every Wednesday. This peer­ supp­ort group is suitable­ for anyone ex­perienc­ing low mood ­or anxiety, which sta­rted duri­ng pregnanc­y or after­ birth. You do not need a diagnosis or a referral. No­ appointmen­t necessa­ry and there i­s no cos­t involved. Further information available from Rosemary 01 661 7211.

Mervue Indoor Mat Bowls Club

Are you semi-retired or retired? If so come along to the Bowls Club any Monday or Thursday morning from 10.15am – 12 noon in the Mervue Community Centre, Michael Collins Rd, Mervue. No experience necessary as training will be given and bowls will be supplied. For further information phone 087 9060386.

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 Enterprise Centre. For more information please phone 091 755381 or 087 - 2354487.

Aware - Galway City East Group

This group meets every Monday in the Ballybane Community Resource Centre at 8.00pm. It is for people with experience of stress, anxiety, depression and mood related conditions. No referral needed and no booking required.


Croi Nua Autumn Programme 2017

All Croi Nua Autumn Programmes and Autumn Lecture Series 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   


At Home with your Bible – Exploration into John’s Gospel 

 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us“.

 Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC
What’s it all about?  What’s in it for me?  Will it make any difference to me or to our world?

 Date: Every Tuesday morning and evening.

 Time: 10.15am – 12.15 and repeated every evening 7.30 – 9.30pm.
(Daily Mass follows the morning session).

 Suggested donation towards costs: €7.00.


Good News each Sunday 

Reflection on Readings of Sunday Mass. A great challenge of our faith is to connect the Word of God with our world and with all that is happening in our lives. A group of people meet each Thursday at Croi Nua to reflect on the readings of the following Sunday and share on how they might be Good News for them. You are invited to join them. Perhaps you might bring a friend with you!

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC.

Date: Every Thursday.

Time: 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Suggested donation towards costs: €5.00.


Meditation – the Way to Wholeness
With particular reference to Julian of Norwich the meditation teacher.

Donagh O’Shea OP is the director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght and has who has held the post since 2007. He taught philosophy and logic for a number of years In Ireland and England, and the history of spirituality in various colleges in Rome. He is also a trained potter. For many years he has been giving retreats and lectures all over the world. He writes the content of the website.

Facilitator: Donagh O’Shea OP Time: Saturday October 28th  10.00-4.00pm Cost: €30.00.


Croi Nua Autumn Lecture Series

All Croi Nua Autumn Programmes and Autumn Lecture Series 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   



Finding God in the Singing Heart of the World

An adventure in creation spirituality.

Facilitator: John Feehan

Time: Saturday November 4th 10.00 – 4.00pm.

John Feehan is closely associated with the Columban Ecological Institute at Dalgan Park in Ireland.

Cost: €30.00.


Life’s Healing Journey

If you have experienced a hurt or a loss, you can benefit from “Life’s Healing Journey”. Starting with introduction evening on November 1st.

Theme of Life’s Healing Journey

Grieving is commonly associated with death, but it is important to emphasise that there is the need to grieve over loss or hurt.  Grieving is your way of letting go, it is as natural as breathing itself.  When your losses and hurts no longer control you and you no longer blindly react to them, you will have experienced healing.

Who is it for?

Anyone who has suffered bereavement through death

Anyone who has suffered the breakdown of a marriage/separation

Anyone who would like a guided retreat that leads to wholeness

If you find it difficult to forgive someone from the past

Dates & Times: Wednesday November 1st, 8th,15th, 22nd, 29th & December 6th from 7.30-9.30pm.


Full Day Retreat for participants of “Life’s Healing Journey”

Time: Saturday December 16th from 10.00-4.00pm.

Places are limited so please book early.

Facilitator: Charles J. Sweeney MSC and the Life’s Healing Journey team.


Remembering, Forgiving and Loving Our Dead

It’s good to remember and reconnect with our dead, but it will be also an opportunity to forgive them and love them.

Time: Thursday November 2nd from 7.30 – 9.30pm.

Facilitator: Charles J. Sweeney MSC.


The Enneagram Part 2

Part 2 is a follow on from Part 1.

The Enneagram provides deeper understanding of ourselves and our compulsions that limit our freedom and dynamism in relating to God and others. We need support in unmasking our “False Self” and distancing ourselves from our delusions. 

Fr. Benny  helps us see our compulsive blindness and how we are acting at cross purposes with our best interests. Fr. Benny will explain how to flow with our gift and integrate with our shadow and failure. The Enneagram helps us to let go of what only seems good in order to discover what is really good – our Soul and our True Self.

Facilitator: Fr. Benny McHale

Dates: Sunday November 19th & 26th

Time: 2.00pm-7.00pm.

Cost: €60.00 including non-returnable deposit of €10.00. Booking is necessary and only valid on payment of deposit of €10.00.


Mindfulness – Living in the Now

Our minds either dwell in the past, feeling guilty or look to the future with apprehension. But life is now. Learn to live in the now.

Facilitator: Tom Mulcahy MSC

Date & Time: Saturday November 18th 10.00 – 4.00pm.

Cost: €30.00.


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.

Facilitator: Charles J. Sweeney MSC.

Time & Date: Monday  December 4th from 7.30 – 9.30pm.

Cost: €10.00.


3 Day Advent Retreat  

Quiet time to prepare and reflect what it means that “The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC. 

Time: December 13th, 14th & 15th from 10.00 – 4.30pm.


Faith Reading Group

Date: Saturday September 23rd and once monthly thereafter.

Time: 2.00 – 3.30pm.

Book Title: “No Salvation Outside the Poor” by Jon Sobrino.


Taize Spirituality and Prayer in Croi Nua

Taize meeting in Croi Nua

An hour of spirituality and prayer.

Date: Last Monday of each month at 8.00pm. 


Meditation Group Meeting

In a world saturated by noise, speed, and movement, people yearn for spaces to settle down, to be still, to be at home with themselves and to allow God to speak to them. A sacred space for meditation is offered every week in Croi Nua.

Time: Every Friday at 7.30pm and throughout the year. 


Service of Reconciliation

Facilitators: Croí Nua Team - December 20th.


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.




Jesuit Centre of Spirituality & Culture Autumn 2017

Mystics Old & New

A new series of six Monday evenings exploring the mystics will begin on September 18th at the Galway Bay Hotel with Brendan Comerford, SJ.

Training in Prayer Guidance

Part 1 of our 2-year training course in Prayer Guidancewill begin again at Knock Shrine, from October 2017-March 2018, with interviews taking place in September.

Please contact us for all further details of all our retreats, courses and events. We look forward to hearing from you. 091 725363/086 8776537.