Galway Advocacy Council

The Galway Advocacy Council (GAC) was established in 1989, to ensures the voices of people using supports and services are heard.

The Council is comprised of representatives from adult service areas across Galway City and County.

The Steering Committee of GAC meets 4 times annually with the Director of Services in the West Region – Galway.

4 West & 4 East Sector Advocacy Meetings are held annually.

Annually there are 2 Regional meetings held.


The Council want people with intellectual disabilities to have a say in the way services are being delivered.  Being part of Advocacy groups can empower people to change and influence services. The Galway Advocacy Council hopes to be a major help in making these changes, resulting in a happier and more fulfilling life for all service users.