About St. Colman’s Care Centre CLG
St. Colman’s Care Centre CLG is a voluntary organisation that is responsible for the provision of a comprehensive network of care and social support services within the parish of Achill. St. Colman’s is operated in co-operation with the Health Service Executive and Community Employment Schemes, and is supported by the Achill community.
The service aims to provide care and social support for older people and people with chronic illness and disability, so as to allow them live independently within the community, to promote active and healthy ageing, by providing access to a range of opportunities, information and advocacy, and to provide advice and support to families and carers.
A snap-shot of current services include: day nursing and respite care, home meals, health promotion, physical and occupational therapies, painting group, outings, social gatherings and leisure activities. St. Colman’s is a linked project to Achill Sheltered Housing that provides supported living accommodation and a community laundry.
With only one-third of daily operational costs accrued from statutory sources, St. Colman’s relies heavily on donations and fundraising. The generosity of the Achill community and the Friends of St. Colman’s at home and abroad, has ensured the project’s ongoing viability.
Front cover: ‘Keem’s Basking Bay’ by Patrick Caine
January / Eanáir – Corrymore Lake by Laura Cattigan
February / Feabhra – Bullsmouth by Brian Masterson
March / Márta – Bills Rock by Brian Desmond
April / Aibreán – Serenity by Patrick Caine
May / Bealtaine – The Back of Beyond (Annagh) by Robert English
June / Meaitheamh – Keem’s Basking Bay by Patrick Caine
July / Iúil – Jump for Joy by Roisin Heaney
August / Lúnasa – Top of the World by Laura Cattigan
September / Meán Fómhair – Spooky by Patrick Caine
October / Deireadh Fómhair – Fishing Boats at Purteen by Sheila Desmond
November / Samhain – Top of Slievemore by Kieran Delaney
December / Mi na Nollag – Still Waters Run Deep by Krzysztof Joblonski