Precautions against Coronavirus and COVID-19

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has today made a statement regarding Coronavirus and COVID-19. (Please see this page.) A number of preventative measures are being put in place for example the closure of schools and colleges and the cancellation of mass gatherings over 100 people (indoors) and over 500 people (outdoors). Many workplaces will remain open but people are being advised to observe heightened levels of hygiene to prevent the spread of infection and also to reduce and minimise social interactions.

Westside Resource Centre is open and operating as normal. However, we are observing the precautions that have been advised to prevent the spread of the virus and all building users and visitors are requested to follow the official guidance which has been posted up throughout the building. Until further notice, Westside Resource Centre will not be providing a computer access service to members of the public.

We will endeavour to keep this page updated if there are further developments and we trust that - through all of our combined efforts - the impact of the virus will be minimised as much as possible.

Special Open Door event on Civic Engagement

On Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, Westside Resource Centre will be hosting a specially extended Open Door event celebrating Civic Engagement at NUI Galway. Guest speakers will include Dr Maureen Kelly, Vice Dean of Civic Engagement at the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science in NUI Galway and Aidan Harte of the ‘University of Sanctuary’ initiative.

Civic Engagement is about collaboration between bodies such as NUI Galway and the wider community and we look forward to hearing about some interesting examples of civic engagement taking place in Galway.

The Open Door commences at the usual time of 10:30am with light refreshments. The invited speakers will be introduced at approximately 10:45. All are welcome to attend. This event is free of charge.

Christmas At Westside Resource Centre

The management and staff of Westside Rsource Centre would like to wish all of our tenants, patrons, friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful year in 2020.

Christmas hours at the Resource Centre are as follows:
Thursday 19 December: 9am to 9pm
Friday 20 December: 9am to 6pm
Monday 23 December: 9am to 6pm
Tuesday 24 December: closed
Wednesday 25 December: closed
Thursday 26 December: closed
Friday 27 December: closed
Monday 30 December: closed
Tuesday 31 December: closed
Wednesday 1 January: closed
Thursday 2 January: 9am to 9pm
Friday 3 January: 9am to 6pm

A Nice Christmas Present from Westside Resource Centre

James Coyne, CEO of Westside Resource Centre presented a cheque to Self Help Africa, Epilepsy Ireland and Westside Age Inclusion. The funds were raised during an event earlier this year and will go towards supporting the work of these local, national and international charities which all have close ties with the Resource Centre.



Westside Christmas Market & Family Day 2019

Westside Christmas Market & Family Day will take place on Thursday 12th December from 10:30am onwards. In addition to the annual Christmas Market, there well be lots of activities for all the family throughout the morning and afternoon. Full details to follow shortly.

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