Cullairbaun Community House
This house is belonging to Galway County Council and Athenry ADC is the managing agents.
We liaise with Galway county Council, the HSE, the VEC and GRD (Galway Rural Development) to run a number of community projects here.
The main project is the Athenry Childcare Services supported and funded by Pobal / The Department of Youth and Children Affairs.
We have a Pre-school Service every morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm
We also have an After-school Service for 4 to 12 year olds from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.
There is also a Childcare Parents Association for the Children’s facilities.
We facilitate Home Start, a support for young families, who have a Mother and Toddler Group once a week.
Home-Start is a voluntary organisation which supports parents with at least one child under the age of five who are experiencing:
- Difficulty in coping
- Social isolation/lack of family support network
- Emotional difficulties associated with demands of childcare
Cullairbaun Estate Residence Association holds its meetings here
We have just finished a 12 weeks sewing group run by the VEC – a great success.
We facilitate the Traveller Movement and they provide information on a range of topics to the local Traveller Community.
We run Cullairbaun Community House Summer Camp funded by GRD each year.
If there is a need in the Athenry Community we are there to give help or advice!
Finbarr O’Regan, Director Athenry ADC