Over 400 inter-county GAA players sleep rough in solidarity with Ireland's homeless
We are a voluntary group of past and present inter-county GAA players who, supported by the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and Women's Gaelic Players Association (WGPA), have come together to form 'Gaelic Voices for Change', a community action initiative that shines a light on important social issues. Our initial focus is on the escalating housing and homeless crisis.
On December 16, we held solidarity sleep-outs in 13 towns and cities: Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Quebec, New York, Boston, Belfast, Carlow, Naas, Portlaoise (Dec 15), Sligo, and Wexford. Our aim is to generate solidarity, funds, awareness, and action. All funds raised go to homeless charities north and south including the Peter McVerry Trust, DePaul, the Simon Communities, Focus Ireland and the Capuchin Day Centre, Cope Galway, Thomand House and Novas in Limerick, and the Welcome Organisation in Belfast.