On Thursday 2nd April, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, announced the Governments ‘Community Call’ to link local and national Government with the community and voluntary sectors. It aims to coordinate community activity, direct community assistance to where it is needed, and marshal the volunteering energy of the country while people are cocooning. Our COVID-19 Community Outreach Champions are working as part of this Government Initiative helping to fill [...]
by Kevin Heanue and Michael O’Neill Connemara West is featured in latest CCJ Spring Newsletter. CCJ - Community Creating Jobs, founded in 2011, is a country wide movement to develop positive and innovative ways to address the issues of unemployment and involuntary emigration in communities across Ireland. Click here to read the article or follow the link t the CCJ website and read the article there: https://www.ccj.ie/post/spring-2020-ccj-newsletter
Connemara West welcomed Aquinas College back to Tullycross village last night at a flag raising ceremony to mark the start of the college’s 2020 Ireland Programme. This is the 47th year that Aquinas College has brought students and faculty to Tullycross for a semester-long study abroad programme, beginning in January each year. This year, 12 students, faculty member Professor Jennifer Dawson and administrator Ramil Collier arrived in Tullycross on [...]
The fifth annual Interchanges took place in Renvyle, Connemara, Co Galway, June 12-14 2019. Interchanges is an annual micro conference which is an initiative of Connemara West plc, Aquinas College, Michigan and Lourdes University, Ohio. The conference, gives an opportunity for international colleagues to discuss and exchanges knowledge on research collaboration and projects; study abroad programme set-up and development; internship establishment, development and evaluation; pedagogical issues in relations to Irish [...]
Connemara West, Galway and Lourdes University, Ohio launched the University’s new Bachelor of Science Degree in Craft Beverages, also known as the “Full Bodied Degree” on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 4 pm at the Portershed in the heart of Galway City’s innovation district, strengthening the legacy of Galway city and county as the European Region of Gastronomy. Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State & Government Chief Whip, officially launched [...]
Connemara West welcomes the award on Friday November 23rd of €1.728 million for its Global Learning & Digital Hub in Tullycross village from the government’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. The successful application to the fund, which was led by the Western Development Commission, was one of the first 18 projects funded out of 290 applications submitted. The Connemara West award was the sixth highest. Commenting on the news, Dr. [...]
Interchanges is an annual micro conference which is an initiative of Connemara West plc, Aquinas College, Michigan and Lourdes University, Ohio. The primary aim of the conference is to provide a forum where intending or existing US Ireland study abroad programme directors and other faculty and students can network with each other and Irish collaborative partners, on location in rural Ireland. The first Interchanges conference was held in Renvyle in [...]
Celebrating 45 years of a special transatlantic educational partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding were (left) Dr Kevin Heanue, Chairman of Connemara West, Letterfrack and (right) Dr Kevin Quinn, President of Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, witnessed by Brian O'Brien, Irish Consul General to Chicago and Midwest USA.
On behalf of the village of Tullycross and Connemara West, the presentation by Kevin Heanue Chairman of Connemara West, of a picture of Tullycross, to President Kevin Quinn of Aquinas College to mark the 45th Anniversary of the Aquinas college Ireland Programme in Tullycross.
Connemara West plc welcomes the inclusion of its education-led development strategy as one of the case studies in the government’s National Planning Framework, which was launched as part of Project Ireland 2040 in Sligo Institute of Technology by Taoiseach Leo Varadakar TD on Friday February 16th. Project Ireland 2040 is the government’s overarching policy initiative to provide comprehensive social, economic and cultural infrastructure for Ireland up to 2040 and has [...]