An Garda Síochána are the Police force in the Republic of Ireland.
In an emergency call 999 / 112
If you are being assaulted or believe you are about to be, this is an emergency and you can call them for protection.
STIs are common in Ireland, anyone can have one and the ONLY way to know if you or someone else has one is by getting tested. For more information on STIs click here.
Free testing including HIV tests are available at: Galway STI clinic located on Newcastle Rd in Galway city, call 091 – 542294, Ballinasloe STI Clinic, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, call 090 964 8372 (ext 676). Mayo people can access this at the STI Clinic, Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar. Tel: 094 902 1733 (ext 3501). All other regions in Ireland can find their local clinic here.
Find a list of GPs offering sexual health check-ups in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon here. They often charge for this, even if you have a medical card so ask cost first.
LGBT Ireland is a national organisation underpinned by localised knowledge and responses. Together with our network members, we provide support, training, and advocacy which aims to improve the lives of LGBT+ people across Ireland.
To find helplines and local support groups check out their page on www.lgbt.ie
Galway’s local youth LGBT group shOUT! is run by Youthwork Ireland and is a group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or simply uncertain young people aged from 14 to 21 years old. Call 087 659 5534 or for more information details here.
AMACH! LGBT Galway represent and advocate on behalf of the LGBT+ community in Galway city and county.
We hold support groups, drop-ins and activities where you can meet new friends, get information and chill with like-minded people.
It is also a focal point for delivery of education, training and health programmes in addition to support for individuals identifying as LGBT+ and for those who are ‘coming out’.
Check out what they offer on www.amachlgbt.com
The BRIDGE Support Project offers direct support for migrants in Galway city and county.
They provide information, advocacy/self-advocacy training and support, language training through IT skills, health/wellbeing and psychological care.
Contacts are: Suzanne 086 0433376, Obert 086 0470120 or Joelle 087 9303468
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about them here.
Croi Na Gallimhe is run by St Vincent de Paul in Galway. They provide the following resources to the migrant community:
– Asylum Support Group: provides support to people to complete their IPO applications, prepare for interviews and appeal and for family reunification.
– Conversational English language classes twice weekly.
A homework club for children living in direct provision and afterschool activities
– Programmes such as: One World Choir, classes, sewing, quilting, crafting, art, computers, a men’s group and Tai Chi.
– They also encourage volunteering
Contact them on: email@example.com, 091 895203 or find them on Facebook