gig 2nd Dec

Looking forward to an entertaining evening this eve with the girls Emer Mayock & Julie Fidil Langan
An Evening of Musical and Poetical Wanderings, in aid of Mayo Rape Crisis Centre

On December 2nd Mayo Rape Crisis Centre who are in the county town for the last 21 years providing a service for women and in the last two years men who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. The centre provides information, advocacy, counselling and support in a safe, confidential and private setting. Many have used the service down through the years to deal with the aftereffects of sexual violence be it in adulthood or childhood.

The changes in funding and administration of the core funding has in the last two years moved from the HSE to Tusla. This has meant cuts in service provision that have meant the outreach and development work has been at times reduced. MRCC has always aimed to be a responsive service and continues to do so within the limits of the latest cutbacks. The centre has a proven track record in understanding the particular difficulties that anyone trying to come to terms with an act or acts of sexual violence at any time in their lives will have. They also have an understanding in and knowledge of the process of reporting such a crime. They are the experts in Mayo on Sexual Crime.
The MRCC building in Castlebar and the outreach Services are truly essential spaces for those who turn up regularly to work through difficult histories.

Celebrating the quiet work of the Centre and fundraising to keep these vital services going and developing are all part of the reason for a wonderful concert that is taking place next Wednesday in The Ruby Room in the TF Royal Hotel. It is an Evening of Musical and Poetical Wanderings with the very best of local musicians and poets and writers. The Evening starts at 8pm and tickets are €10. The Musicians include Emer Mayock, Laoise Kelly, Julie Langan, John Hoban, Isabela Basombrio Hoban, Micheal Mc Gahon, Brian Durcan, Phyllis Jordan, Billy Clarke and Helen Doherty. There will in additional be readings from Helen Falconer an accomplished and published novelist from Killala and Jean Tuomey and Maria O Malley two local poets and writers. A wonderful evening is promised for a very worthy cause. Tickets on the door or from MRCC at 094 9025657. All are welcome.