About Us

Anam Croi is a charity that was set up to provide services for older people living in Claregalway and the surrounding area. The success of Anam Croi is down to the dedicated hard work and support of our past and present staff, our many volunteers, the local community and various community groups and organisations in Galway.

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Our Vision

To have a thriving and supported community of
older people in the Claregalway district.

Our Ethos

Our service users are at the heart of everything we do. Our modern purpose-designed facilities offer service users a wide range of amenities and activities, while our friendly and professional team deliver the highest standards of care.

  • The Heart of Everything We Do

    Providing a friendly, safe, and stimulating environment where seniors are welcomed, valued, listened too and appreciated is at the heart of everything we do.

  • Friendly & Welcoming Environment

    Offering a warm and friendly welcome to all, understanding that a stranger is simply a friend you haven’t met yet.

  • Fostering Friendships

    Providing opportunities for social interactions that encourage friendships and having fun, the key to enjoying life at any age.

  • Respecting Diversity

    Providing a welcoming environment that acknowledges and values differences, treating everyone with dignity and respect.

  • Building Community

    Working together, service users, staff, volunteers and the wider community ensures our services and facilities provide the quality support and care our seniors deserve.

Our Mission

To deliver well-resourced and sustainable services, that provide for the well-being of older people, supported in a compassionate and caring environment.

Meet the Team

Diane Comer
Ann Lenihan
Health Care Assistant Supervisor
Joe Cormican
Dep. Health Care Assistant/Bus Driver
Hilary Hoare
Health Care Assistant
Yvonne Walsh
Health Care Assistant
Jason Roe
Health Care Assistant/Bus Driver
Geraldine Carr
Company Secretary/Operations Manager
Kathleen Caulfield
Finance Administrator
Susan Kirrane
Shop Manager
Cassie Murphy Furey
Asst. Shop Manager


Our Board of Directors sets and reviews our direction and makes sure we are delivering our objectives. They develop a high ethical standard for the charity and offer advice and guidance to help us support as many people as possible. Our Directors serve in a voluntary capacity and do not receive any remuneration.

The Claregalway & District Day Care Centre (Trading as Anam Croí) subscribes to regulations laid down by:

  • The Charities Regulator
  • AHBRA (Approved Housing Bodies Regulatory Authority)


The Claregalway & District Day Care Centre (Trading as Anam Croí) is a member of the Irish Council for Social Housing and Charity Retail Ireland.

Board Members:

  • Brona Simons
  • Gerry Monahan
  • Kathleen O’Keeffe
  • Jimmy Roche
  • Eva Hughes
  • Dr. Brendan Day
  • Keith O’Gorman

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