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Galway rent rises for four years in a row

Galway Simon Community has responded to the latest Daft.ie Report saying that the rental market in Galway is in a crisis state and the government needs to respond in order to ensure more people do not become homeless. According to the Daft Q3 Rental Report, average rent in Galway City was recorded at €1,299 representing an [...]

Dennis’ Story

Helping Dennis to Close the Door on Homelessness Forty years ago when Dennis was sleeping rough, he was one of the first people that Galway Simon helped through our soup run. Since then we have stood by Dennis and we never gave up on him! We help people just like Dennis to close the door on [...]

Homelessness at its worst in Galway

Homeless charity Galway Simon Community has warned that the homelessness crisis is worse now than at any other time in the 40 years since the organisation was founded and they fear it will continue to get worse before it starts to improve. According to the charity, the number of households they have supported so far this [...]

Knights before Christmas Concert in aid of Galway Simon Community

(L-R Back to Front): The A Capella Knights members Brian Hickey, Keith Davies, Francis Casey, Mike Davenport, Gary McDonald. The annual ‘Knights Before Christmas Concert’ returns again this year to the Galway Cathedral on Saturday 14th December at 7:45pm. The A Capella Knights will host their 5th annual concert to raise essential funds for [...]

People of Galway raise over €70,000 at Sleep Out for Simon to help continue preventing homelessness in Galway

On Friday October 4th, 162 people rose to the challenge of sleeping out for 12 hours in a bid to raise essential funds and awareness for those facing homelessness in Galway. The Galway Simon Sleep Out took place across five City & County locations, and saw people of all ages and backgrounds taking part. Galway Simon [...]

4th Sleep Out, 40 Years, 400 Donations…

'I share many things with Galway Simon. A deep love for my community. A belief that everyone should be able to live his or her life with dignity. A passion for change.…. I also share my birthday.’  It is no secret that successful entrepreneur Gill Carroll is an inspiring advocate for those facing homelessness [...]

Marking 40 Years of Galway Simon

Galway Simon Community members Karen Golden (CEO), Brian Hickey (Staff Member), Denis Connolly (Client) & Jacqui O'Dowd (Original volunteer). Photo by Murt Fahy. Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community is calling on people in their local community to join them in marking the organisation’s 40 years in Galway. The charity is inviting past [...]

Sleep Out for Simon launches another new location in Moycullen

Photographed at the official launch in Moycullen left to right are Karl Lippett, Moycullen Team Leader, Amy Lavelle, Galway Simon, Susan Mc Donagh, Active Retirement Moycullen, Walter Mc Donagh, Active Retirement Moycullen, Alice Beynon, SuperValu Moycullen, Hannah O’Leary, McCanns Centra, and Anthony Clavin, Wild Way Crossfit Galway Simon Community have announced another brand [...]

Four-fold increase in homelessness in four years

Galway Simon Community has raised concerns about the worsening homelessness and housing crisis warning that youth homelessness is on the rise. According to recent figures released by the Government, 236 of those currently in emergency accommodation in the West of Ireland are children and youth’s under the age of 24, representing 44% of the total number [...]

Tech Giants raise almost €40K in 7 months for Galway Simon Community!

Eleanor Duggan (HPE), Louise Gallagher (HPE), Nora Colombani (ISS), Aisling O’Malley (HPE) and Paul Brennan (HPE) marking their achievement of €39,604 raised for Galway Simon Community to date. Tech giants Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), DXC & Micro Focus, along their facilities partner ISS, announce they have €39,604 to date for charity partner Galway Simon [...]

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