THE STORY OF OUR COMMUNITY
160 CORRIB PARK, GALWAY
160 Corrib Park, Galway was founded on 22nd May, 1992 in Shantalla, Co. Galway. The founding Sisters were Srs. Regina Ramsbottom, Helen Hyland and Eileen Nash. The annals note that the house was founded because of interest “in a new way of life in small houses inserted in the community, preferably among the marginalized”. Eileen Nash made her Final Profession in August 1992 and this was a very special event for the Sisters in Corrib Park.
The place can be best described as a large housing estate in Galway City West, built by the Corporation. The house itself is a three bedroomed, terraced house and the initial benefactor was the Northern Province of the Presentation Sisters.
In 1995, the adjoining house, No. 161, was purchased and a utility room and toilet was built on to the back of the two houses. A down-stairs toilet was added in 2006.
Initial and Present Ministries include:-
- Community Development: The Growing Child Programme
- Family Ministry – Mary Whyte and Sr. Helen
- Pre-School-Helen and Eileen
- Parish Work – Helen, Eileen & Regina (Liturgy) – Rosalie Carey (SW) province
- Presentation Primary school – Regina
- Contacts with neighbours – Preparation for Advent and Lent
- Home Visitation – Sr. Mary Geraghty
- Counseling and Psychological Assessment of Special Needs Children -Katherine Burke -1995
- Marriage Tribunal – Sr. Cannel Dunne 1996-
- Contact with Neighbours – informal/Formal Prayer & Eucharist a few times a year – Katherine Burke and Brid Brennan.