Who we are

Welcome to the Galway branch of Cuidiú, a national parent-to-parent support organisation and charity run by volunteer parents. The Irish name Cuidiú means care and support for all parents with bumps or babes, tots or teens.

Cuidiúʼs motto is education and support for parenthood. Our aim is to provide information to parents which allows them to make informed choices about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and to provide a supportive background to empower parents to act upon their decisions.

What we do

We run antenatal and postnatal groups and courses, local support and reliable information to help all parents make informed decisions around pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting.

How we do it

Antenatal Classes
– Group and 1:1 preparation for birth and early parenting classes
– Breastfeeding preparation classes

Breastfeeding Support
– Group meet-ups across Galway county, facilitated by trained volunteer breastfeeding counsellors
– Support and information by phone with trained volunteer breastfeeding counsellors
– Current locations Galway City, Ballinasloe, Athenry, Oranmore, Gort, Clifden

Parent-to-Parent Support
– Parent & Toddler groups in Galway city
– Support and information by phone with trained volunteer peer supporters

Who we serve

– Expectant and new parents
– Parents and families
Event Name: Venue: Aimed at: Date/Time: Description:
Cuidiú Antenatal
Classes and Meet-ups: Preparation for Birth and Early Parenting
The Resting Tree
Holistic Centre & Athenry Primary Care Centre
All expectant
parents
For upcoming dates
and times, see www.facebook.com/antenatalgalway
Independent, evidence-based antenatal classes aiming to provide
information on all aspects of childbirth and the early days of parenting to
assist you to make your own informed choices. Courses run over 2, 3 or 4
sessions. Contact Tara 086.232.8229 or Liberty 087 287 7634.
Galway City Parent
& Toddler Group
Methodist Church
off Eyre Square
All parents, caregivers,
babies & toddlers
Every Tuesday 10am-12pm
(except school holidays)
Cost €2 for Cuidiú members/€3 for
non-members. Tea, coffee, snacks and toys are provided, and special
activities organised. Contact Marguerite 087 207 8035.
Peashoots Parent
& Toddler Gardening Group
Westside Community
Garden (next to Westside Resource Centre)
All parents,
caregivers and toddlers
1st and 3rd
Thursday of the month (seasonal), 10:30am-12pm
Cost €2 for Cuidiú members/€3 for non-members. A gardening group for
toddlers and their parents/caregivers. Wear clothing appropriate for the
weather. Coffee/tea and yummy snacks provided with access to the Westside
Library for snack and songs and if the weather turns yucky. Contact Karen
087 659 4491.
Ballinasloe
Breastfeeding Support Group
Ballinasloe Library Expectant mothers,
breastfeeding mothers and children
2nd & 4th
Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm
Contact Irene 087
698 1548 or Cherisse 087 759 0208.
Athenry
Breastfeeding Group
Old Barracks
Restaurant, Athenry
Expectant mothers,
breastfeeding mothers and children
1st & 3rd
Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm
Contact Jill 087
904 7039, Tracey 087 991 5790 or Michelle 086 606 1517.
Oranmore
Mother-to-Mother Breastfeeding Group
Brazco (above Lidl),
Oranmore
Expectant mothers,
breastfeeding mothers and children
2nd Friday of the
month, 10am-12pm
Contact Claire 085
162 2119.
Gort Breastfeeding
Support Group
Gort Resource
Centre
Expectant mothers,
breastfeeding mothers and children
1st Thursday of the
month, 10:30am-1pm
Contact Jill 086
805 4346 or Majella 087 297 9204.
Galway City
Breastfeeding Group
Westside Library Expectant mothers,
breastfeeding mothers and children
2nd Thursday of the
month, 10am-12pm
Contact Tara 086
232 8229.
Galway City Breastfeeding
Group
Arabica Salthill
(next to Atlantaquaria)
Expectant mothers,
breastfeeding mothers and children
4th Thursday of the
month, 10:30am-12:30pm
Contact Tara 086
232 8229.
Clifden
Breastfeeding Group
Station House Hotel Expectant mothers,
breastfeeding mothers and children
2nd & 4th
Tuesday of the month, 11 am-12:30pm
Contact Bobbi 095
33955.

Upcoming Events

More info
+49 more dates

Event Name: Clifden Breastfeeding Group Venue: Station House […]

More info
+49 more dates

Event Name: Galway City Breastfeeding Group Venue: Westside […]

More info
+29 more dates

Event Name: Gort Breastfeeding Support Group Venue: Gort […]

More info
+49 more dates

Event Name: Oranmore Mother-to-Mother Breastfeeding Group Venue: Brazco […]

More info
+99 more dates

Event Name: Athenry Breastfeeding Group Venue: Old Barracks […]

More info
+99 more dates

Event Name: Ballinasloe Breastfeeding Support Group Venue: Ballinasloe […]

More info
+99 more dates

Event Name: Peashoots Parent & Toddler Gardening Group […]

Contact

Contact Owner

Opening Hours

Monday

9am - 5pm

Tuesday

9am - 5pm

Wednesday

9am - 5pm

Thursday

9am - 5pm

Friday

9am - 5pm

Saturday

-

Sunday

-

Please refer to the individual services for exact times.

Cuidiú Galway

Various locations in Galway City and County

Getting there

Our Useful Features & Services

feature one

description of feature one

Wheelchair friendly

description of feature two

adult education

advice & information

antenatal classes

antenatal classes description

baby 0-5

breast feeding

breast feeding description

courses & classes

courses and classes descrption

education

family life

health & wellbeing

listening services

parent & toddler

pregnancy support

support services