The "Open Door" in Westside

The "Open Door" is an informal social gathering that takes place on the first Tuesday of every month in Westside Resource Centre. On the morning, there is tea and coffee available and an invited speaker gives a talk on a topic of general interest. The event is always free of charge and all are welcome to attend.

The speaker at February's "Open Door" was Brian MacGabhann of Galway Astronomy Club. He gave a fascinating talk on the links between the science of the stars and how it ties in with our everyday lives.

Free Cookery Course For Men

Healthy Galway City and Westside Resource Centre have teamed up to organise a "Healty Food Made Easy" course aimed at men. Topics will include:  Building a Food Pyramid, Fibre Providers, Focus on Fats, Food for Life, Shop Smart (budget and label reading), Conversation with Community Dietician, The Road Ahead, and Practical Cooking Experience. A limited number of places are still available on the course. If you or someone you know would like to take part, please contact Westside on 091-528325. 

European Year of Cultural Heritage

2018 has been designated European Year of Cultural Heritage. The aim is to inspire people to get involved with heritage activities and events in their communities. The theme is “Make a Connection” and is very much focused on involvement at individual, community and national level.

Westside Resource Centre will be involved in a number of heritage events in the coming year, the first of which – a St. Brigid’s Cross workshop - has already taken place.

Christmas 2017 Arrangements

We will be closing for the Christmas holidays in the late afternoon of Friday the 22nd of December 2017.

The Resource Centre will reopen on Tuesday the 2nd of January 2018.

Merry Christmas & Prosperous New Year to all from the staff of Westside Resource Centre

2017 Christmas Market and Family Day

Westside's annual Christmas Market and Family Day takes place on Friday 8th December this year. This ever-popular event will showcase the wonderful items produced by Westside Community Patchers, Westside Community Craft Group and Westside Community Garden - among others - and will also include seasonal songs, stories and a straw craft workshop.

The day will be rounded off with the traditional Westside Christmas Raffle and live music in the pop-up Community Café.

All of the day's proceeds will go towards supporting the work of the community groups throughout the coming year.

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