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Ceol Mo Croí

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Galway

Programme: Galway County

WHO Theme: Respect And Social Inclusion, Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected, Switching Off And Being Creative

Funding Stream: Community Resilience Fund Covid

Resources Required: Community Support, Financial

Cost: 5000-10000


Four online programmes of traditional song were devised and delivered by Rachel Ui Fhaoláin through Zoom. This project was a special virtual gathering where Rachel brought children, their parents & grandparents, friends and extended family at home and abroad together to share traditional songs in English agus as Gaeilge. The projected was also delivered to four nursing homes

Aim of Initiative

Who is it aimed at

Older people and their family and friends

Steps critical to success

  1. Engaging an artist
  2. Engaging participants
  3. Sufficient online technology

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Ensuring participants could access online programme
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Social interaction
  2. Intergenerational event which brought young and old together to share songs / stories
  3. Connected nursing home residents/families/wider community together

Evaluation / Report:

Andrew McBride //