The public legal aid board service which every international protection (asylum) applicant can avail of. They offer legal advice and provide information after you have made your initial application, during completion of your questionnaire and before your interview with International Protection Office. They can make written submissions in support of your application. They also provide support with any subsequent appeals.
The application form to apply to the Legal Aid Board to represent you can be found on legalaidboard.ie in the section entitled ‘Services for International Protection Applicants. The Legal Aid Board has office in Cork, Galway and Dublin & Kerry.
FLAC is an independent human rights organisation dedicated to the realisation of equal access to justice for all.
A dedicated information, advocacy and support service for all migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, and their families. The service is strictly confidential.
A sexual health website and app, also providing one-to-one support and referrals to further services. The office is open to the public 9-5pm Monday-Friday, closed for lunch 1-2pm.
A non-judgemental and confidential walk-in clinic Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am, appointment service Monday and Wednesday from 2pm, both in the Infectious Disease Clinic.
A grassroots community group committed to promoting racial equality and social justice. Meeting weekly at 7pm in the Galway Traveller Movement office.
Grassroots group of activists and artists which uses creative ways to explore, discuss and give visibility to feminist issues. GFC aims to include all communities, groups and individuals working to advance woman’s rights in Galway and to challenge any barriers to participation based on gender, ethnicity, sexuality, ability or religion. They work with other women’s groups and stand in solidarity with them including Traveller and Roma women, migrants, women living in direct provision and LGBT groups.
Meetings every Monday evening from 7pm at Youth Work Ireland, Prospect Hill, rotating between feminist discussion evenings and organisational meetings. To find out more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/galwayfeministcollective
Gay bar in Galway city, with drag shows and DJ nights at the weekends.
Support service for young people in Galway. They work with people aged up to 25 to help with personal issues, emotional support, and to refer to other services. There are a range of professionals working with the service to cover a broad base of issues, including sexuality and gender related needs.
Aphone helpline to support lesbians and bisexual women in Galway. Operates Wednesday evenings from 8pm to 1am.
Phone: 091 546611