Government of Ireland
Logo - Co-funded by the European Union
Pobal - Government Supporting Communities
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.”


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

Community Education Courses:

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

  • Beginners Art
  • Beauty courses
  • Computer classes
  • Cookery
  • Health & Fitness etc.
  • Upcycling
  • Sewing
  • Yoga & Personal Development

Please contact our Education officer Geraldine on 087 9939328 or Email: or Donnacha on 086-1424904 or Email: for further details.

Some groups active in the area:

  • Westside Family Services
  • Westside Age Inclusion
  • Youth Work Ireland
  • Galway & Roscommon Education and Training Board (ETB)
  • Sunflower Creche
  • Westside Library
  • Westside Arts Festival group
  • Westside Community Patchers,
  • Westside Craft Group,
  • Westside Community Garden Group,
  • Westside Men’s Group,
  • Shining Stars Traveller Women’s Group
  • Westside Christmas Market (usually held on the first or second Friday of December)


For more information on these groups and others in the Westside  of the city please contact:  Suzanne on 091-528325 / 086 0433376  Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Galway. 

Westside Craft Groups meets 9.30am to 12.30pm on Mondays, hand making craft items besides having a place for friendship, sharing and promoting participation. 

Westside Community Patchers also meets 10.00am to 12.00pm on Thursdays for quilting besides sharing, making friends and promoting participation. 

Westside Community Garden Group meets on Wednesdays from 10.00am to 12pm on the Garden looking after the Westside Community Garden and for tea, friendship, sharing and promoting participation.

These Local Community Groups also organise courses to upskills in what they do best for their members and non-members who are interested.

ITABE ( Intensive Adult Basic Education) Classes in partnership with the ETB  is available for anyone who is interested in learning basic maths, reading, writing, spelling, listening and speaking skills here in the Westside Resource Centre.

Classes run on Mondays and Fridays from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

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