Diamond Hill Community Sports Centre and Gym are recruiting a health and wellness coordinator to join the team. Diamond Hill currently manages a community sports pitch, AstroTurf pitch and a purpose-built gym, therapy and meeting rooms in Letterfrack village. Diamond Hill is community owned and managed and it;s core mission is to develop opportunities that make a contribution to the health and wellbeing of the local community. Diamond Hill is [...]
Connemara West send best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all our colleagues and supporters. Connemara West would like to thank everyone for all their support in 2022 in particular with our strategic plan, 50th birthday events and ongoing project work.
Connemara West is delighted to announce that it’s Executive Chairman, Dr Kevin Heanue, has been appointed to the Board of the Social Finance Foundation (www.sff.ie). The Foundation is a non-profit organisation and registered charity that was established by the Government and the Banking Industry in 2007 to make loan finance available at reasonable rates to viable social projects and organisations that find it difficult to obtain it from mainstream lending [...]
Diamond Hill Community Centre and Gym are currently recruiting a Sports and Wellness Coordinator. The date for applications has been extended and those interested in the post should send their application by post to Diamond Hill Community Centre and Gym, Letterfrack, Co Galway or by email to email@example.com.
As part of our 50th birthday celebrations, Connemara West are sponsoring a family fun sports day on Sunday 21st August. The sports day will start at 2pm. We are planning a mixture of races and novelty events which we hope will please all the family. The event will take place on the Diamond Hill Community sports pitch in Letterfrack. The new centre will also be open and it will also [...]
Diamond Hill is a community owned and managed organisation with a mission to develop sporting facilities that make a contribution to the health and wellbeing of the local community. Diamond Hill currently manages a community sports pitch, AstroTurf pitch and a purpose built gym and changing rooms in Letterfrack village. Diamond Hill is recruiting a General Manager at Diamond Hill Community Sports Centre and Gym on a fixed term contract [...]
Between 1979 and 1986 Connemara West assisted various small privately owned craft workshops to establish units in the Connemara West Centre in Letterfrack. In December 1980, Serge Renouard began production in a leather workshop. Other workshops that were cosnidered or established during this period included John Mongan Fireplaces, John Mortimer Ironworks, Diane Conneely Fashions, Gunnar Schweizer Pewter, Roger Walker Pottery, Patricia Jacques ceramics, Barbara Coyne and Margaret Heanue Soft Toys [...]
Much of the effort in the five years after the purchase of the Industrial school in Letterfrack by Connemara West was spent in renovation work, painting, heating, wiring and plumbing. Connemara West opened it's first office in 1980 and also sought to provide space for other community based groups and networks, workshops, local employment and education. Early in 1982 as a result of local research, a proposal was submitted to [...]
In the early days of the Connemara West Centre, various discussions were held regarding the potential uses of the Centre. Advice was sought from many agencies included the Irish Productivity Centre, the I.D.A. and Kilkenny Design. There was a range of various ideas considered from a small light industry in the hall, or using it as a storage space for a co-op, hosting a spinning and weaving industry, using the [...]
From an article in the Connacht Tribune, 14 November 1975 the plans for the old industrial school in Letterfrack are mentioned "An old industrial school closed down now for over twelve months may become the centre of new hope of people living in the Letterfrack, Leenane, Kylemore, Ballinakill and Tullycross areas of Connemara. Local people plan to turn the school into the headquarters for a co-operative which would set up [...]