Rainbows Support Programme

Rainbows offer a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation. An information meeting for parents will be held on Wed. Jan. 23rd at 6.30pm in the Westside Youth Project in Corrach Buí. Contact 087 9371619 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Study Theology Online

This spring come, join our supportive student community, and study Theology by distant learning. For further information This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Phone 01 4048124.

Free Men’s Course

Join a men’s course every Thursday from 3-5pm in Croí na Gaillimhe, Mill Street. The activity programme  is in conjunction with Healthy Ireland and will run for 10 weeks. Enquiries 091 895204.


Western Alzheimer's Befriender Service

Western Alzheimer's is in the process of setting up a new voluntary befriending service for people with dementia in Galway City & County to support them at early and later stages of dementia. A meeting will be held in the Menlo Park Hotel on Wed. Jan. 30th at 11am. Full training will be provided. For further information, phone 091 565193.

Galway Pilgrimage to Lisieux

Galway Pilgrimage to Lisieux, France will take place Sept. 3rd - 9th 2019. Pilgrimage will include visits to places associated with St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, Chartre Cathedral and Mont St Michel. The pilgrimage is led by Fr. Martin Whelan. For more details contact Joe Walsh Tours at 01 241 0800.


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.


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 Spring Programme 2019

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  



Is the Irish Church in Terminal Decline?

Any hope of revival? Facilitator: Michael Screene MSCJanuary 26th, 10.00am– 4.00pm.


St. Bridget

Celebrating our Celtic Heritage and the making of St. Bridget’s Crosses.Facilitator: Charles Sweeney MSC. Thursday January 31st, 7.30– 9.30pm.


Mary Kennedy (RTE) & her sister Deirdre Ni Chinneide

“Presentation on Family, Faith and LifeChallenges” Facilitators: Mary Kennedy and Deirdre Ni Chinneide. Saturday February 2nd, 10.00 – 4.00pm.


Is Our Package of Modernity Deeply Flawed?

 Facilitator: John Waters. Wednesday February 6th, 7.30 – 9.30pm.


Healing with the Angels

This seminar will explore the significant role of angels in our lives with particular focus on Raphael as the Archangel associated with healing. Facilitator: Fr. Jim Cogley. Friday February 22nd, 7.00– 10pm and Saturday February 23rd, 10.00– 1.00pm.


Trocaire – A Presentation

A Community of Faith, working in Compassion and Mercy for a Just World. Facilitator: Marie-Anne Michel, Trocaire. Wednesday February 27th, 7.30– 9.30pm.



Be attentive to yourself and guard your heart“. Observe your thoughts, don’t resist them or judge them. Facilitator: Tom Mulcahy MSC. Saturday March 2nd,, 10.00 – 4.00pm.


Ash Wednesday + Ashes

Reminder of our coming from God and through the sign of the cross in ashes returning to God.Facilitators: Croi Nua Team.Wednesday March 6th,7.30pm.


Three day Lenten Retreat

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC. Wednesday March 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th, 10.00 – 4.00pm.


The Enneagram Part 3

Life is dynamic, ever struggling for deeper meaning and freedom. This step in the Enneagram invites us to reflect on the search for our true self and the power within us for life in abundance. Facilitator: Fr Benny McHale. Sundays March 24th and March 31st, 2.00 – 7.00pm.


Forgiveness – Don’t forgive too soon

Forgiveness is a Christian imperative. But so often it’s not easy and maybe less than sincere. Let’s look at the journey to forgiveness which is often difficult and complex and see what are the appropriate Christian steps involved. Facilitator: Joe McGee MSC. Wednesday April 3rd, 7.30 – 9.30pm.


A Days Retreat (Palm Sunday)

In preparation for Holy Week. April 14th 10-4.30pm. Facilitator: Charles Sweeney MSC.


Service of Reconciliation

Tuesday April 16th, 8.00pm. Facilicator: Croi Nua Team.



Ongoing Programmes in Croi Nua 2019 



Exploring the Word of God and Living it Out

We will explore the Word of God in Sacred Scripture and it’s application in our lives.“That you may have Life and have it to the full”. Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC. Every Tuesday starting on 15th January, Morning 10.15am – 12.15pm  & repeated every Tuesday 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:Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC. Every Thursday from January 17th, 7.30 – 9.30pm. Suggested donation towards costs: €5.00.

Faith Reading Group

Book Title: “Incarnation: A new Evolutionary Threshold—Diarmuid O’Murchu. Starting Saturday January 12th 2019 at 2pm and once monthly thereafter. 


Taize Spirituality and Prayer 

An hour of spirituality and prayer. Last Monday of each month starting 28th January 2019, 8.00 – 9.00pm. 


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. Every Friday at 7.30pm throughout the year. 


AA Meetings

Every Monday and Friday 5.30 – 7.00pm.


Arts Anonymous

12 Step Spirituality fellowship for all who wish to fulfil their creative potential.Every Sunday 7.00 to 8.15pm.



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


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