Promoting Fairtrade

Westside  Resource  Centre has registered Fairtrade Ireland to become a Fairtrade workplace. Starting from the first week of January this year, Westside Resource Centre will be using Fairtrade products for all the teas and coffees provided at the centre. Westside Resource Centre is committed to being a responsible organisation and to working for equality and fairness both at home and abroad.

Welcome to 2017

Happy New Year to one and all. We're back into the swing of things with lots of great plans for 2017. Some classes have already started and there are more on the way. Here's a list of classes scheduled for the early part of the year. Contact the tutors to find out more.

Westside Christmas Raffle Sponsors 2016

Many thanks to all of the local businesses and organisations that so generously donated prizes to the raffle held during the Westside Christmas Market & Family Day last week.


Prize Donated by
Samsung Tablet Peter Murphy Electrical & Westside Resource Centre
€100 Voucher Monaghan's Centra, Westside
2 Bags of Coal and 2 Bales of Briquettes T. O'Higgins Builders Providers
His & Hers Watches Kelly Office Supplies
Candle & Candle Wreath Westside Patchers
Meal Vouchers McDonald's, Westside
Shopping Voucher Westside Men's Club
Toiletries Hamper Go West Pharmacy
2 Bottles of Wine CW Distributors
Hair Voucher Hair Republic
Toiletries Hamper McSharry's Pharmacy
Chocolates Newsweek
Hair Voucher Quiff Hairdressers
Christmas Cake O'Hehir's Bakery
Garden Ornaments Galway Artisan Workshop

Many thanks to Dynasigns for their support of the Westside Christmas Market & Family Day.

Coffee Morning in aid of Gorta - Self Help Africa

To coincide with Gorta - Self Help Africa's Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16th 2016, Westside Resource Centre is hosting a Coffee Morning. All proceeds from the event will go to supporting the work of Gorta - Self Help Africa. The charities that Ronan Scully and the Alan Kerins work for achieve amazing results in improving the lot of the poorest of the poor. Westside Resource Centre is proud that their offices are here in the building. We are proud to support them in their work. Come along for a cuppa and a chat and tell your friends. Contact 091-528325 for more details.

Westside Christmas Market & Family Day 2016

Forget the Black Fridays and the Cyber Mondays… the 8th of December is the traditional shopping day in many parts of Ireland and Westside Christmas Market is honouring this tradition in style. The Christmas Market has grown steadily over recent years and is now the ‘main event’ in a day-long celebration of Christmas fun for all the family.

The Christmas Market itself runs from 10:30am to 3:30pm and takes place in Westside Resource Centre. The market is organised by a committee of local community groups - in conjunction with Galway City Partnership - and the beautiful produce is handmade by the community groups. The proceeds from the market are reinvested back into local community activities.

Throughout the day there will be a number of open events that people visiting the market can attend and enjoy. Westside Library will be hosting the children from Scoil Croí Íosa for Carol Singing from 11:00am until 12pm. Later, at 2:15pm, the Library will also be the venue for Stories & Crafts for children. The little ones are bound to enjoy the seasonal theme.

At Westside Resource Centre our creative writers and friends will take to the ‘Open Mic’ for a session of readings entitled ‘Seasonal Memories’. This event will run from 12:30pm to 1:30pm and all are welcome to attend. At 2.00pm world-famous seanchaí Eddie Lenihan will take to the stage for an hour of storytelling and tall tales for grown-ups.

To finish the day on a high note, we will have live music and refreshments at the Resource Centre’s ‘Community Café’ from about 3:00pm until 4:00pm. This will be followed by the ever-popular Christmas Raffle with lots of prizes and surprises. All are welcome… full details from Westside Resource Centre.

All events are free and everybody is welcome.

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