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Conor’s Story

At Galway Simon Community, we provide a safe place to stay for Conor (name changed), who lives in one of our supported houses, and many others in supported houses located throughout Galway City. Conor came to us after a recent hospital stay and he had been homeless for years. He found it hard to talk [...]

Michael’s Story

Michael found himself homeless while battling an alcohol addiction and experienced homelessness for almost 30 years. He moved in and out of emergency hostels and psychiatric hospitals in Galway a lot. However, he would still often find himself sleeping rough on the streets of Galway. Michael hit rock-bottom after another stay in the psychiatric hospital. [...]

Soup for Simon

Homeless charity, Galway Simon Community, are calling out for local restaurants and cafés to sign up to their ‘Soup for Simon’ campaign which is taking place during this year’s national Simon Week, from 26th September to 2nd October. The campaign will see participating businesses donate €1 from each bowl of soup they sell during Simon Week. [...]

Galway Simon respond to latest Daft.ie report

Wednesday 24th August 2016: Galway Simon Community have responded to the latest figures from the Daft.ie 2016 Q2 Rental Report saying that the rent crisis is reflected by the increase in referrals they have had in the first half of the year. The homeless charity said the market is showing no sign of slowing down, despite [...]

Galway Simon announces sleep out event across 4 locations

Local charity, Galway Simon Community, have launched ‘Sleep Out for Simon’ which will see people in Galway and Mayo sleep rough on Friday 7th October to experience for one night what many people in Ireland face every day. The sponsored sleep out will take place in four locations, with the largest group set to swap their [...]

An evening with the A Capella Knights

Local Galway group The A Capella Knights will take to the stage at An Taibhdhearc Theatre on Saturday 10th September at 8 pm. The concert will be performed in a capella and will feature varied genres of songs that reflect the group’s musical influences. The A Capella Knights were formed in late 2013 by members Francis Casey, Mike Davenport, Keith Davies, Brian [...]

Apache Pizza Galway to hold Pizza Fundraiser for Galway Simon

Apache Pizza are holding their ‘Pizza Fundraiser’ on Monday 25th April in their Galway branches in Terryland and Lower Dominick Street. The pizza chain will be donating €2 of every order on the day to Galway Simon Community. Apache Galway’s manager is donating his day’s wages as part of the fundraiser and is encouraging staff to [...]

The Bridge Resource Centre, Ballinasloe revealed as Bord Gáis Energy Donate a Library Winner!

Galway Simon Community's Bridge Resource Centre in Ballinasloe, will receive a new library worth €1,500 through the Bord Gáis Energy Donate a Library programme. The Bridge Resource Centre was selected as the winner out of hundreds of nominations from all over the country. The judging panel included campaign ambassador Lisa Duffy, Gert Ackerman from charity advocacy [...]

Musgraves to sleep out for Simon

Employees from Musgraves in Galway will undertake a 12 hour sponsored sleep out this Friday on Shop Street in Galway City to raise awareness for homelessness and to fundraise for The Simon Communities. They will take to the streets from 8pm until 8am and will be asking the public for their support in raising money for [...]

Galwegian Gavin Hennigan launches Achill Half Marathon & 10K Run

The annual Achill Half Marathon & 10K Run returns this year on Saturday 2nd July on Achill Island. The event was launched last Tuesday (12th April) by Extreme Athlete and Galway native, Gavin Hennigan alongside Achill Event Management and The Simon Community, at the Salthill Promenade in Galway. This year, the management committee have teamed up [...]