Who we are
Westside Youth Project is an outreach, locally based youth service, which is an affiliate of Youth Work Ireland, Galway. The Westside Youth Project works with young people, who are 10 to 21 years old, from all the estates that comprise the Westside area of Galway City. We support young people in their social, personal and educational development through a variety of activities and programmes and through positive engagement with the community.
What we do
Youth Work Ireland provides a wide range of services and projects that meet the needs of a variety of young people. Many of these are suggested by the young people themselves. The centre also participates in a number of seasonal events.
- After-school homework support and grinds
- In-school programmes (including Pathways to Learning program, talks on mental health/mindfulness)
- Sports and outdoor activities
- Health and fitness
- Young Traveller group
- Youth Council
- Hip-hop dance
- Cookery groups
- Jive drop-in youth space
- Upcycling project
- International youth exchanges
- Summer camps
- Westside Arts Festival
- Traveller Pride Week
- Bike Week
- Pride of Place
- Street Feast
- Breath In Breath Out (meditation and mindfulness for young people)
Most activities take place in the afternoon. Groups meet once a week either at the centre or off-site locations. The centre also has access to the facilities of the Rahoon Family Centre.
How we do it
Note: All onsite and offsite activities are facilitated by youth workers, assistants and in certain cases, outside facilitators are utilised. For example, dance groups.
– all activities are free of charge/ summer camp activities will carry small costs.
– healthy refreshment is provided
Who we serve
Youth Work Ireland Galway, 41-43 Prospect Hill, Galway City
Youth Work Ireland Galway, Corrach Buí Community Centre, Seamus Quirke Rd, Galway City
Youth Work Ireland Galway, Temperance Hall, Barrack Street, Loughrea, Co Galway
Youth Work Ireland Galway, Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Co Galway
Youth Work Ireland Galway, Tuam Family Centre, Dublin Road, Tuam, Co Galway
|Event Name:||Venue:||Aimed at:||Date/Time:||Description:|
Leaving Cert Grinds.
|Rahoon Family Centre.||Junior & Leaving Cert students.||Mondays & Thursdays
.5.30pm – 6.30pm
|Academic Subjects and Homework supports.|
|Youth Council||Corrach Bui, Westside Youth Project||13-18 year
|Tuesday 4.30pm – 5.30pm.||Young people meet weekly to engage with ideas and projects, from local politics, civic engagement, social issues and awareness raising.|
|Arts and Cookery Group||Corrach Bui, Westside Youth Project.||10-12 year olds||Tuesday
|A varied programme of arts and simple cookery projects.|
|Techspace||Corrach Bui||Secondary school||Wednesdays
|Digital creators fun for young people|
|Corrach Bui, Westside Youth
|16 year olds and over||Mondays & Tuesdays
|One to one driver theory development.|
|Healthy Eating Cookery Group||Rahoon Family Centre||13-18 year olds||Wednesdays 5.15pm-7.30pm||Cookery programme, with an emphasis on healthy, cost effective and nutritious food and recipes. Developing nutritional literacy.|
|Dance Group-Hip Hop||Corrach Bui, Westside Youth
|11 years upwards||Wednesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm||A facilitated dance group, which explores current dance trends and styles.|
|Guitar Group||Corrach Bui, Westside Youth
|12 years upwards||Thursdays 4.30pm-5.30pm||A class for complete beginners.
Some guitars provided.
|Pin ‘n’ Mix Activity Group||Corrach Bui, Westside Youth
|10-12 year olds||`Thursdays 3.00pm-4.00pm||A variety of arts, crafts, sports and basic cookery.|
|BiBo Relaxation Group||Rahoon Family Centre||13-18 year olds||Thursdays 5.15pm-6.45pm||Guided meditations and stress management techniques.|