Our Stories

Saibh’s story

Volunteer profile of Saibh Egan, Food Rescue Volunteer with Community Catering. A native of Galway, Saibh Egan has been volunteering...

Sandra’s Story

It was a long and arduous road that ended with *Sandra, a 48-year-old mother-of-four, sleeping out on the streets of Galway.

Niamh’s Story

“Niamh” (not her real name) and her partner were together for over 15 years. Looking back now, still shaken, she...

Peter’s Story

For such a simple concept, the effect that COPE Galway Community Catering Meals on Wheels has on the lives of...

Nelly’s Story

Originally from Monivea in Athenry, 98-year-old Nelly* moved into Galway City 22 years ago. Living with her cousins for 14...

Sonya’s Story

It was September 2015 when, faced with a month’s eviction notice, *Sonya, a single mum of two young girls, was...

Alex’s Story

Alex’s* journey of homelessness began almost a year ago when he found himself without a job and forced to leave...

Gerald’s Story

Homelessness at any age can be soul destroying. But having spent your life working hard, paying your dues and believing...