Saturday, November 19, 2011

Europe Direct Ballinasloe Library Samaritans Exhibition

The Europe Direct Centre at Ballinasloe Library recently hosted an exhibition on the voluntary organization, The Samaritans. The aim of this was to celebrate the European Year of Volunteering and to bring together other voluntary organizations in the area.
The exhibition consisted of 24 panels consisting of photographs by Derek Spiers and showed volunteers at work in various locations throughout Ireland.....Samaritans volunteers work at helplines,throughout the community
in prisons,public events and they accept
emails and texts also.
The exhibition in Ballinasloe was opened by the Mayor of County Galway,Mr Michael 'Mogie' Maher .

Europe Direct Centres were set up by the European Commission to provide information to citizens on the daily work of the European Union.There are 8 centres in Ireland ..including 2 in Galway at Ballinasloe and An Cheathru Rua.

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