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Galway Simon launch Supper For Simon

June 26th, 2017|

L-R: JP McMahon (EAT Galway), Sinead Molloy (Galway Simon Community), Triona Lillis (The Tweed Project), Olivia Collins (Food PR), Ruth Hegarty (Egg&Chicken Food [...]

Galway Simon launch 2016 Annual Report

June 2nd, 2017|

Maureen Lynch, Chairperson and Bill Griffin, CEO of Galway Simon This week, we launched our 2016 Annual Report as part of our [...]

Simon Community study shows private rental sector still in crisis

May 23rd, 2017|

Simon Community study, Locked Out of the Market VII, results for Galway City Simon Community study, Locked Out of the Market, shows the [...]

Simon Communities launch Locked Out of the Market campaign

May 15th, 2017|

Monday 15th May 2017: The Simon Communities have today launched their campaign, Locked Out of the Market, which highlights the pressures on the private rented [...]

Galway’s first Medieval Walk, Talk & Banquet in aid of Galway Simon

April 27th, 2017|

At the launch of the Medieval Walk, Talk & Banquet: Sinead Molloy, Galway Simon Community, Ray Martin of Dúchas na Gaillimhe (Galway Civic [...]

Statement from our CEO, Bill Griffin, on the issue of the payment of sleepovers

April 18th, 2017|

Bill Griffin, CEO of Galway Simon Community Tuesday 18th April 2017: I am writing following recent media coverage on the payment of sleepover duties [...]

Athenry Music School to host concert in aid of Galway Simon

April 12th, 2017|

Pictured: Athenry Youth Orchestra performing in the National Concert Hall this February under conductor, Katharine Mac Maghnuis Local choir and orchestra group, [...]

The A Capella Knights raise over €8K for Galway Simon

February 24th, 2017|

We are delighted to announce that The A Capella Knights have raised €8,122.44 for our services through their Christmas Concerts which took place on Sunday [...]

Ballinasloe Sleep Out in aid of Galway Simon

February 7th, 2017|

Tuesday 7th February 2017 Galway Simon supporter, Stephen Spollen, will undertake a 12 hour sponsored sleep out on Saturday 25th February from 6pm to 6am [...]

100 Men Who Give A Damn! donate €5,900 to Galway Simon Community

January 31st, 2017|

Galway organisation, 100 Men Who Give A Damn!, has been described as the ‘Dragon’s Den’ for charities by providing funding opportunities for specific projects. Every [...]

Rent pressure zone for Galway City welcomed by Galway Simon

January 27th, 2017|

Friday 27th January 2017: Galway Simon Community has welcomed the latest announcement from Minister Simon Coveney last night (Thursday 26th) introducing rent pressure zones in 23 [...]

Galway Women Unite to support homeless women in Galway

December 15th, 2016|

Three incredible Galway Singers have come together to collaborate on a campaign called Galway Women Unite which aims to raise awareness for homeless women and [...]

The Knights Before Christmas in aid of Galway Simon Community

October 28th, 2016|

Local Galway group, The A Capella Knights will hold their Christmas concert ‘The Knights Before Christmas’ in The Galway Cathedral on Sunday 11th of December [...]

Get your frock on for Galway Simon Community

October 14th, 2016|

Ladies of Galway and beyond you are invited to ‘Get Your Frock On’ and indulge in an evening of glamour and elegance whilst helping to [...]

94% rental properties in Galway City beyond reach

October 5th, 2016|

94% of properties available to rent in Galway City are priced beyond the reach of people depending on state housing benefits, a snapshot study by [...]

Galway Simon Community says crisis still worsening

September 26th, 2016|

Galway Simon Community, local homeless charity, launched their 2015 Annual Report this week which highlights the increase in the number of people on the verge [...]

Father and Daughter take to the streets of Galway to sleep out in a bid to raise €5k for local homeless charity

September 16th, 2016|

Local business man Joe Carroll of OMG @ Zhivago and his daughter restauranteur Gill have been announced as sponsors and participants of Galway Simon’s ‘Sleep [...]

Galway Simon Community launch Schools Programme and Competition

September 9th, 2016|

Local homeless charity, Galway Simon Community, have launched their schools programme and photography competition ‘Capture, Create, Contribute’ in partnership with Galway based Yann Photography Studios. [...]

The A Capella Knights to take to stage at An Taibhdhearc

September 5th, 2016|

The A Capella Knights, a local Galway group, will take to the stage at 8pm this Saturday 10th September at An Taibhdhearc Theatre in support [...]

Soup for Simon

August 26th, 2016|

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 [...]