Community Lunch Clubs

Eat Well, Make Friends & Join Your Community

Join a community lunch club in your community

Community based lunch clubs provide a positive environment where older people can meet, enjoy a good meal together, socialise with their neighbours, and make new friends all within their local community.

Some Lunch Clubs meet once a week, others monthly and some meet every fortnight. They are set up and run by community volunteers and take place in a community setting. Meals are catered by COPE Galway’s Community Catering Service.

Usually members pay €6 for a two course meal, main course and dessert, at the Lunch Clubs. Some lunch clubs may add an additional €1 to cover tea, coffee or other items. This varies from club to club. Contact the lunch club you would like to join to find out what they offer (see list of lunch clubs below).

As well as enjoying a healthy meal and social interaction, at the lunch clubs older people can get information and support services they may need to improve their quality life at home.

Lunch Clubs in Galway City & County


Westside Resource Centre
Every second Wednesday, 1pm
Nichola Tierney, 091 589 861


City Centre

Croí na Gaillimhe, Millstreet
Every Monday and Wednesday, 1pm
Loyola King, 091 895 203



Adjacent to Church
Every Friday, 1pm
Parish Office, 091 523 413



St James’ GAA Hall
Every Thursday, 1pm
Sonas Day Centre, 091 753 402


City Centre

8 Ely Place, Sea Road
Every Thursday, 1.30pm
Noelle Jennings, 086 023 7022


Melody’s Court

Once a month
Noelle Jennings, 086 023 7022



Once a month (Tuesday)
Pastoral Centre, 091 791 125



New Life Centre, Monivea Road
Every second Tuesday, 1pm
John Cleary, 085 104 8330



Aras Naofa (Adjacent to Church)
1pm – Every Tuesday
086 452 0482


Ballinfoyle / Castlegar

Every second Tuesday
Ballinfoile Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre,
091 429 620


Oranmore / Maree

Tearmann Mhuire, Oranmore
Every second Friday
Lily Considine, 087 618 4022



Once a month (Monday)
Cecelia Mooney, 086 609 8578



Ballindereen GAA Hall
Once a month (Friday)
Laura Sheehan, 085 789 3385


Would you like to set up a Lunch Club for older people in your community

Our Community Worker has supported local volunteers and community groups in setting up nine lunch clubs in Galway City and four in the county. Lunch clubs are easy to set up and are really beneficial to older people in your community..

Find out how to set up a Lunch Club

It means a lot to us as it’s a chance to meet our friends and enjoy music, singing and dancing and have fun. The atmosphere in the club is always joyful and good and welcoming. There’s always a story to be told or heard

Arthur, Mervue Lunch Club