Connemara West plc purchased St Joseph’s Industrial School, Letterfrack in 1978. The complex now accommodates a range of community and public service facilities, which promote the development of the region. It is also home to a number of Connemara West plc partners, including GMIT Letterfrack Furniture College, Connemara Community Radio, Foscadh / Diamond Hill Housing Association Ltd., Tigh na nÓg Community Creche and Conservation Letterfrack.  The former industrial school building was overhauled by architects O’Donnell + Tuomey in the 1990s, winning an Irish Architecture Award in the Regional category in 2005. The architects also exhibited the project at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004.