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Social Inclusion and Community Programs
Galway City partnership
“The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) is co-funded by the Irish Government, through the Department of Rural and Community Development, and the European Social Fund Plus under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training (EIST) Programme 2021 -2027.”
“Tá an Clár um Chuimsiú Sóisialta agus Gníomhachtú Pobail (SICAP) cómhaoinithe ag Rialtas na hÉireann, tríd an Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail, agus Ciste Sóisialta na hEorpa Plus faoin gClár Fostaíochta, Cuimsiú, Scileanna agus Oiliúna (EIST) 2021 -2027.”

Ballybane / Mervue

The Ballybane Mervue Local Community Development Office

The Ballybane Mervue Local Community Development Office of Galway City Partnership is located in the Ballybane Community Resource Centre.

We offer support and resources to individuals and community groups in the area.

Community Education Courses:

With funding from the GRETB and other agencies, we offer a variety of Community Education Courses. For example:

  • Beginners Art
  • Cookery
  • Yoga & Personal Development
  • Beauty courses
  • Upcycling
  • Health & Fitness etc.
  • D.I.Y.

Please contact our Education officer Geraldine or Donnacha on 086-1424904 for further details.

Some groups active in the area:

  • Ballybane Taskforce
  • Ballybane Women’s Group
  • Dreamcatchers Women’s Group
  • Eastside Community Drama
  • Ballybane Craft group
  • Ard Alainn Residents Group
  • Merlin Neighbourhood Residents Association
  • Active in Ballybane

Ballybane Community Garden – meets Tues 7-9pm ( during summer months), Thurs 10am to 1pm and Sat afternoon 2-4pm

For more information on these groups and others in the east of the city please contact:

Imelda Gormally on:



Imelda can also assist with starting a new group and supporting and developing existing groups.

The Ballybane Taskforce Newsletter

Download the Online Ballybane Winter Newsletter 2021 here or read below.

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