About Me

Westside Resource Centre (opposite Library) Meet Every Monday from 7 pm to 9 pm It all began in 1995. The Westside Resource Centre Ltd, a Community Development Project in the Westside of Galway City began the group by talking to local men about what kind of projects they would be interested in getting involved in. The men told them that they wanted to use different ways of looking at the issues that affected their lives, their community, their family and friends. They agreed to form a Mens Group. Westside Mens Club was born. The Group aimed to: • Improve the quality of life of men living in the Westside; • Enhance mens opportunities. • Explore mens roles as fathers, brothers, sons, spouses now and in the future. • Continue to develop services and supports for men. Over the year we did a woodcarving course , a woodwork class where we made up CD racks and birdhouses, picture frames. We completed a excellent digital photography classes run by Cathal Devlin, we will be uploading our photos on our blog soon. We would thank all our supporters over the years for their help.

Monday, April 16, 2018

In Memory of Friends

John Joe McDonagh R. I. P

It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of one of our great supporters of the Westside Mens Club and an avid supporter and artist of the Westside Arts Festival.
Mr. John Joe McDonagh who will be sadly missed by many in the community.

Below are some of John Joes amazing work.  Please click on the links below:


(On page 5 a small article about John Joe and his art.)

From all the lads in the Westside Mens Club you will be missed greatly John Joe McDonagh....

The year is 2001 Shantalla Community Centre:
 John Joe McDonagh tutoring the art class. From the left John Sullivan, Tommy Gannon, Mike Hoare & John Joe McDonagh.

Cheshire Ireland Connemara 195 Art Exhibition Opening:  

Click on the links below for the Cheshire Newsletter and articles on John Joe McDonagh.

Local artist and retired engineer, John Joe McDonagh of Galway Cheshire House held an exhibition of his work in Galway City Library in Augustine St., Galway City. The Exhibition was opened by CEO of Cheshire Ireland, Mark Blake-Knox on 7th November 2012. On 8th December it moved to Ballybane Library, Galway East and was opened there by The Mayor of Galway, Ms Terry O’Flaherty.

Some of John Joe McDonagh Amazing Art Work

Monday, April 9, 2018

Shantalla Residents Christmas Party Jan 2018

Shantalla Residents Christmas Dinner 2018 - Jan 18th 

This years Christmas dinner was held in the Clybaun Hotel on the 18th of January 2018.
The night was great success for all, the band was made up for all of the local talent in Shantalla. the following videos are from Pat Brennan who was the photographer also for the night.

There is a Youtube Channel for all of the videos taken so just click on the link and enjoy the videos.


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Men's Club Year 2016

Men's Club Year 2016

Garden Party at An Áris 2016

Men's Club Day out at An Áras Garden Party in June 2016
 It took us awhile to get there . We first asked to go there 
when we saw Michael D back in Galway 'He told us to 
make a request to An Aries to fix a date when there was 
a date amiable so we could go we got no answer for a while 
 so we got in touch again when we met again at the O L B C 
opening of their New Club House.At the time we felt our chance was 
gone. Then to our surprise we got a letter to send in eight names 
for the Garden Party in June It was one of our Great  Events for 
our club in our  twenty years 


Just finished our 6 week computer classes,
where we updated our blog and how to keep 
our computers safe and check for virus
we enjoy it very much,
we wish to thank our teacher Tracey 
for putting up with us over the 6 weeks
above is some of our results of our work

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Art Classes - February 2015

Westside Men's Group Christmas Dinner

On 16 December, the annual Westside Men's Group Christmas Dinner was held. As part of the occasion, the members of the group received certificates of completion for the courses they had done over the year.

Yearly Charity Work by Westside Men's Club

Westside Men's Club Charity Work

Throughout 2014, Westside Men's Club took part in a number of charitable events. Church gate collections were held for the CF Galway Hospital Fund, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Lourdes Invalids Trust. In addition, members of the group attended a number of table quizzes in aid of charitable organization's. It is part of the Club's central ethos to contribute to the local community.

Westside Men's Club Christmas Dinner - 2014

This year's Christmas Dinner was another great success. The members created a delicious meal that was enjoyed by all.
Those who supported the Club throughout the year were invited to the dinner.

Afterwards, certificates of attendance for the classes that the Westside Men's Club completed were presented. The prizes for the winner and runner-up of the Pool Competition were also given out. A great evening was had by all.
Awarding of Certificates

Westside Men's Club Pool Competition 2014

Pool Competition

The annual round-robin pool competition was run during the Autumn and Winter this year. Every member of Westside Men's Club had the opportunity to play against every other member in a best-of-three-frames format. There was fierce rivalry between the players but fun was had by all.