International Cafe opening in Galway

By Ella Carey

Galway City Council have teamed up with Ukrainians, helping Ukrainians in Galway to commence a weekly ‘International Cafe’.

The cafe will run every Friday at the Church of St Oliver Plunkett from 4-5pm.

The initiative from Galway City Council is to create opportunities for those who have moved to Ireland from countries at war to gather and enjoy traditions and celebrations of Irish holidays. Joint workshops with various communities from around Galway will also be available.

Efforts to aid the community

A Ukrainian Community Response Forum has been established in Galway City.

The forum enables the various organisations and agencies at the local level to work together to deliver services for Ukrainian refugees relocating to Galway City. The purpose will ensure effective communication and information sharing between local communities and voluntary actions in supporting the new Ukrainian communities.

96,106 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland since the beginning of the Russian invasion back in February, 2022. 

For more information on these supports for Ukrainian communities, see


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