AMACH! and Cosáin will be teaming up to host a weekly drop-in session on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. at Teach Solais on Merchant’s Road.
Starting this Wednesday 16th of August
Members of the community are welcome to stop by, play cards, do artwork, stretch, or listen to and/or play music. The drop-in will be a three hour period dedicated to improving and sustaining positive mental health in Galway during a time when local supports are closed.
We hope that you will join us for a cup of tea, a game of Bohnanza, and a chat with new friends.
AMACH! LGBT Galway are saddened by news that there is confusion in the community regarding the impending Galway Pride Festival, Galway Community Pride IS GOING AHEAD!!! Much work has been done by members of the LGBT+ community to ensure a vibrant, insightful, inclusive and fun Pride Festival will take place from August 7th-13th.
There is a host of activities from the Pride of Galway Awards, Art Exhibition, Film night, BTQIA+ Tea party, Comedy night and of course the glorious Pride March! Many activities are taking place in Teach Solais, LGBT+ Resource Centre- the Resource Centre FOR the community, VALUED by the community and USED by the community.
Events in Teach Solais:
LGBT+ Mental Health Night Wednesday 9th 7.30pm
Candlelit Vigil From Teach Solais to Eyre Square Wednesday 9th 9.30pm
Free HIV testing with Aids West Friday 11th 2pm-4pm
Launch of the AMACH! LGBT 2015 Annual Report and General Community Meeting Saturday 12th 11am
Pre-parade Tea/Coffee and Face-painting Saturday 12th 12.30am
Free HIV testing with Aids West Saturday 12th 4.30pm-6.30pm
We hope that everyone will enjoy this year’s Pride Festival and engage in many of the worthwhile activities that are taking place on behalf of AMACH! let me wish you all a very happy and safe Galway Community Pride 2017.
As well as the peer support groups, health promotion we are delighted there are some fun activities happening in Teach Solais were people with similar interests can meet and have a chat/cuppa with members of our community.
Saturday 8th July 11pm to 1pm Silver Rainbows LGBT+ Older group
Silver Rainbows continue the banner making work shop, it’s looking great. Come and have a cuppa at 10.45 the work starts at 11pm.
Drop-in’s Saturdays from 2pm to 4pm
Drop-in’s continue, a casual informal place for people to find out what is happening in the centre, peer support groups that use the centre upcoming health and educational events that will take place. Come in have a cuppa read a book, play a board game. All the latest GCN magazine’s are now available in the centre. Find out how you can get involved.
AMACH! and the Teach Solais management group would like to thank the volunteers who have been givin up their own time to help with the drop-in’s. The volunteers are there just to welcome those attending, make sure the centre is looking well for those who attend and answer any questions regarding activities that take place in the centre.
Tuesday 11th July 18-25 yr old Peer Support Group 7pm to 8.30 pm
The support group has been running for a while now and going from strength top strength, see poster below for details
We had a fun, creative & productive morning in Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre on Saturday making the Silver Rainbows banner, getting ready for Galway Community Pride!!
The second workshop will take place on the 8th of July from 11am to 1pm (doors open at 10:30am)
Thank you to all who attended and participated. A big THANK YOU! to the following; workshop facilitator Artist Sheila Flanagan, Teach Solais, AMACH! and to the Communities Foundation of Ireland. Looking forward to next workshop, all welcome to help finish this beautiful banner or just pop in for a cuppa, a chat and help decide what’s next for Silver Rainbows!!
June is an exciting month in Teach Solais as well as all the support/educational projects we have some fun stuff todo as well see the posters below for all the info, please register your interest as some of the projects have limited spaces.