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Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014 – 2020.

Tá an Clár Gníomhachtúcháin Pobail agus Cuimsiú Sóisialta (SICAP) 2018 – 2022 maoinithe ag rialtas na hÉireann trí an Roinn Forbartha Tuaithe agus Pobail agus arna chómhaoiniú ag Ciste Sóisialta na hEorpa faoi an Clár um Infhostaitheacht, Cuimsiú agus Foghlaim (PEIL) 2014-2020.

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

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