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Here is a list of the monthy social events being planned by OutWest until early 2019.

 

 

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Speakers at the 2018 AGM

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Don’t forget that Outwest is holding its AGM next Wednesday evening (18th April) in the Meeting Room of the Bridge St Bar, on Bridge Street, Castlebar, Co Mayo, starting at 8:30pm.

Guest speakers on the night are Maria Molloy & Cameron Keighron.

Maria is Chairperson of AMACH! LGBT Galway, which is a voluntary run registered charity representing and advocating on behalf of the LGBT+ community in Galway city and county. Founded in 2010 its main focus has been on the opening of an LGBT+ resource centre in Galway. This has now been achieved with the opening of Teach Solais on Victoria Place, just off Eyre Square. Maria will share with us the journey that AMACH! has taken from its foundation in 2010 to the opening of Teach Solais in 2017, and what Teach Solais now offers to the LGBT+ community in Galway.

Cameron(who is also Vice-Chairperson of AMACH!) is a young Trans man, and his talk will be about the life of Trans people in rural Ireland, the barriers that these people face, and the impact that it has on their lives, as well as discussing ways that LGBT+ community groups can support this group of people.
These should be two very interesting talks, so please try to get along on the night to hear what Maria and Cameron have to tell us.

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24th February Get-together in Carrick on Shannon

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Outwest are pleased to announce that we shall be holding a social meeting on Saturday 24th February. We shall meet at 7:00pm in the Paradiso Cafe in the Carrick-on-Shannon Cineplex, which is located in the Mulvey Centre just off a roundavout on the A4 on the Sligo side of the main bridge in Carrick-on-Shannon (turn off the roundabout where there is a Supermacs – drive past Supermacs for the cinema).

Cafe Paradiso is on the right as you enter the cinema. Look for us at a table that will have a small rainbow type flag on one corner of it. If you cannot spot us when you arrive, please ring the Outwest Info Line on 087 972 5586

We shall wait until at least 8:00pm before making a collective decision as to where we shall spend the rest of the evening.

Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you on the night.

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Lough Key Forest Park Walk – Details

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We shall meet at the entrance to the Visitor Centre at 1:30 pm for a start time of 2:00 pm for the walk. Be aware that there is a €4 charge if you use the main car park at Lough Key Forest Park.

The walk will be approximately 5 km along one of the many waymarked trails in the park.

Afterwards we shall be heading for a meal to The Moorings Bar & Restaurant in nearby Knockvicar, to arrive by 4:30 pm. If you would like to join us for the meal, please let us know beforehand, so that we have an idea of the number of tables we will need to reserve (ring our info line: 087 972 5586 or email: info@outwest.ie)

Lough Key Forest Park

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Fruity Invites!

“Along with a new iPhone, September always brings a new version of the operating system.”

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Friday Five! 28/08/2015

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Today see’s the birthday of some incredible people. Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn (1653) [Who? – Ed], Umberto Giordano (1867) [Okay, I know this one – Ed], John Betjeman (1906), Dixie Evans (1926) [Oh aye? – Ed] and more recently Florence Welch of screechy fame, and Armie Hammer of acting fame, both born in 1986. 1994 was an important year that saw the birth of Outwests most handsome committee member, Mr. Kelly, and the amazing Galway Pride disc spinner DJ Vinny. Happy 21st to both of them from all at Outwest. At with that in mind, here’s today’s Friday Five for 28th August 2015.

1. What was the best birthday gift you ever received?
2. How will you celebrate your 100th birthday?
3. Winnie the Pooh wishes people happy birthday by saying “Many happy returns!” Any idea what that means or where it comes from?
4. Which celebrity do you share your birthday with?
5. Should it be the law that you are entitled to a day off work/school/whatever on your birthday?


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Last weeks best answers came from regular reader Cathy Blake. Thanks Cathy.

1. Wales for a family holiday I was 4 years old
2. Nothing really funny but we constantly get lost, our record is 3 and a half hours from Lucan spa hotel to Dundrum.
3. The Colosseum in Athens amazing!!! Greece is amazing!
4. Canada, last year.
5. The is a big yellow ball that appears in the sky, I think it is called the sun. Wherever that is making an appearance.


These questions are purely for fun and do not form part of a survey.

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