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Thank you to Soroptimist International Castlebar!

Friday, 29 January 2016 00:00

Mayo Rape Crisis Centre gratefully acknowledges the amazing fund raising done on their behalf by Soroptimist International Castlebar. At their recent Christmas Catwalk Extravaganza they raised the staggering amount of €6,500 for the centre. This money was raised to help us restore and develop our Outreach Services in the County. Gestures such as this are so treasured and appreciated by us as it reassures us of the support and commitment in the wider community of…
Surviving sexual abuse

Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

For almost a decade Hannah (real identity has been changed to protect her privacy.) was supported by Mayo Rape Crisis Centre (MRCC) towards her recovery from sexual abuse and violations that started when she was just eight years old and didn’t finish until she was 18 years old. Now in her early 50s, and leading a successful professional life, she tells Áine Ryan about her harrowing but now hopeful story. Read full article on the…
Rape Crisis Centre services ‘filleted’

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

A Mayo News article on Government funding cutbacks which have filleted some essential services FOR 21 years Mayo Rape Crisis Centre (MRCC) has worked below the radar in providing an oasis for victims of sexual abuse. In some cases this Castlebar-based service is now working with a third generation of victims of sexual abuse who come from across all sectors of County Mayo’s citizenry from Belmullet to Ballinrobe, Charlestown to Louisburgh. Read full article by …
Mayo RCC Annual Report

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

It is my privilege to introduce the 2014 Annual Report and statistics from Mayo Rape Crisis Centre.
How Adults Tell: Research Project

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00

PhD candidate Joe Mooney from the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in NUIG is conducting his PhD research on adults’ experiences of disclosing childhood sexual abuse to child protection social work services. If you would like to assist in this research and know of survivors that may be interested in participating in interviews please let us know. Attached are all the recruitment materials including more information on the research.
Thank you Soroptomists International Castlebar

Monday, 09 March 2015 00:00

We would like to offer our deepest gratitude to the Soroptomists International Castlebar for joining with us on Sunday March 8th in Lough Lannagh to celebrate International Women's Day and for raising much needed funds for our building project. Thank you to everyone of you for making it such a lovely morning. The support of an organisation like The Soroptomists is such a gift to us doing the work of The Rape Crisis Centre.
Thank you to GMIT Students

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 00:00

The Mayo Rape Crisis Centre would like to sincerely thank and acknowledge the huge generosity of the Students Union and the students of GMIT for the fundraising drive they held during their " Raise It Week". These amazing young people raised €1,500 for the Mayo Rcc and also another €1,500 for Crumlin Children's Hospital. The decision to nominate us as a charity came directly from these students themselves and we appreciate the value they put…
Mayo RCC on Irish TV

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

Mayo RCC's acting director Loretta McDonagh and former director Ruth MacNeely were interviewed by Irish TV about the Nollaig na mBan event. View the interview here >> (From 6.30 approx)
Nollaig na mBan

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

Nollaig na mBan Uniquely in Ireland January 6th is marked by Nollaig na mBan or Women's Little Christmas. On this day it is the tradition for women to gather together and enjoy their own Christmas and to this end a great night was had in the TF Royal Castlebar on 6th January 2015. The night provided a great opportunity for women to come together and have a good evening while also raising funds for the…
New web site goes live!

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

After many months of work our new site is now live. Though still a work in progress we hope it offers some useful information and contact details while we continue to work on it in the coming weeks. Just contact us here to provide any feedback.
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