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ARE YOU LIVING IN A DIRECT PROVISION CENTRE IN GALWAY?


Here's some Galway specific information regarding the asylum application process, support available, English classes and things to do. 

APPLICATION

If you need help or guidance about the asylum process, the Irish Refugees Council have a drop-in centre in Dublin.

 Appointments can be made by phoning 017645854 or by emailing  info@irishrefugeecouncil.ie . 

If you need assistance making this appointment or travelling to Dublin, reach out to us :-) 


SUPPORT & COUNSELLING

Direct Provision residents are entitled to 6 free counselling sessions.

  These are granted through your local GP (doctor).  

For more information on counselling, reach out to Joan Lally at joan.lally46@gmail.com .   



ENGLISH CLASSES

Croí na Gaillimhe run English Conversation classes every Thursday at 0930- 11345 

The term has started but you can register at their reception and they will reach out when a place becomes available. 

The centre is located at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1 Mill St or here



THINGS TO DO IN GALWAY


The One World Tapestry is a pay-as-you-feel event from Blessing Mayo which brings people together through food.  See all upcoming events on the One World Tapestry Facebook page 

The Melting Pot Luck welcomes refugees, asylum seekers and other newcomers to Galway with bi-monthly potluck dinners . They are free for everyone and can be reached at galwaymeltingpotluck@gmail.com :-)

Galway Meetups is a smorgasbord of social groups and gatherings in Galway. Activities include stitching, surfing, yoga, singing, reiki, movie nights, soccer, rollerskating, language circles, coding and more including simple plain get-togethers. There's also opportunities to create your own meet up group for free :-)


Recently, a lot of folks reached out to us about volunteering opportunities and engaging in the community. There are groups such as Volunteer Galway and Conservation Volunteers Galway that are always looking for extra hands.  

We have weekly meetings in the Galway Traveller Movement Office every Tuesday at 7pm for those interested in racial equality and social justice.  

We also try to keep our calendar full of accessible events which can be viewed below. 

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