Competition to name Galway’s LGBT resource centre

We are almost there! The resource centre will be opened soon, keep an eye on this page for more updates.

This will be a community resource centre, as such, we thought it would be fair to ask the community to name it!

We are running a competition to pick a name for the resource centre, the best name will be decided by the public on the 15th of August after Pride and Equality parade. Please enter your ideas in the form below!

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Table Quiz, a big THANK YOU!

Thank you all so much for supporting our 3rd table quiz! What a fantastic atmosphere you created!! A fun filled evening was had by all accounts, your donations totalled €620 for AMACH! and the LGBT Resource Centre project!!

Thank you also to YesEquality Galway for your donation of €234 to AMACH! These funds are needed to help with the running costs of AMACH! and the LGBT Resource Centre  which will be open soon. Your continued support is very much appreciated and vital to the work of AMACH! and Galway’s LGBT community.

Thank you to all the local business who once again supported our annual event by donating fantastic prizes! and to the staff in Monroe’s for looking after us all so well!! A big shout out to Aisling, Kiran and Susanna who did all the running round and pulled it all together, to Jackie for designing the poster, and to Mr Gay Galway (fondly known as Garry) for doing a smashing job of MC on the night!!

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AMACH! LGBT Resource Centre update

Latest news on progress with AMACH! LGBT Resource Centre.
Thank you to those who attended any of our information meetings and for expressing your interest in being involved with the project. Here’s some details of what’s been happening and what we’ll need help with in the coming weeks. If you’re interested in helping us with any of the following items, please let us know by email to resourcecentre@amachlgbt.com
1. Premises Identified
2. Design and layout
3. Construction
4. Branding and marketing
5. Keep in touch
1. Premises identified
We’ve identified a suitable premises in the city centre, and are currently in negotiations with the landlord/agent and planning authorities, and hope to get the keys in the next month or so.

2. Design and fitout

Once we take possession of the premises, we’ll be looking to get a design and layout plan to best suit our needs. We’ve got some ideas but need some help, so if you’ve got experience in interior design, architecture, etc. please let us know!3. Construction
We will need the assistance of skilled tradespeople – carpenters, plumbers, electricians, etc. – to volunteer their time and services to help us get the centre fitted out. If you are willing to help, or know someone else who is prepared to do it, please get in contact with us.

We may also need someone with project management skills to oversee the work :-)

4. Branding and marketing
We’re hoping to develop some merchandise to raise awareness of the resource centre and to generate some income too. We’re holding a brainstorming session for branding/marketing on Thursday 2nd July at 8.30pm in the Secret Garden café, 4 William Street West (next to the Blue Note), so if you’re interested, please come along or email resourcecentre@amachlgbt.com or check our Facebook page for more details.

The Resource Centre also needs a name! We’re planning to run a competition for members of the community to suggest names and we’ll pick the best one. Further details will be announced nearer to the opening date of the centre.

5. Keep in touch
Make sure to visit our website www.amachlgbt.com/ and follow us on Facebook and keep up to date with AMACH! and for details of upcoming events. www.facebook.com/pages/Amach-LGBT-Galway/113113445418635

We’re looking forward to working with PikaPika, an initiative to raise funds for LGBT supports in the west. Further details onwww.facebook.com/PikaPikaGalway

Finally, if you have any questions or suggestions with regard to the development of the LGBT Resource Centre for Galway, please get in contact by emailing resourcecentre@amachlgbt.com.

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Galway’s New Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Congratulations to Cllr. Frank Fahy and Cllr. Níall McNelis who were elected as Galway City Mayor and Deputy Mayor on Monday last. We look forward to continuing our work with you and your fellow councillors in City Hall.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Cllr. Donal Lyons and Cllr. John Walsh for their support over the last year in their capacity as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Galway City.

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L-R Miriam Walsh AMACH! Mayor of Galway Cllr. Frank Fahy and Nuala Ward AMACH!

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L-R Miriam Walsh AMACH! John Corcoran AMACH! and Deputy Mayor Cllr. Níall McNelis

 

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