About Connemara West

Connemara West plc is a community development company based in Letterfrack in the heart of Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland.
26 08, 2021

Connemara West Community Projects recruiting for a Community Employment Supervisor

By |2021-08-26T15:37:11+00:00August 26th, 2021|News|

Connemara West Community Projects CLG is currently recruiting for a Community Employment Supervisor to lead and supervise a community employment scheme based in Letterfrack and surrounding areas.  The supervisor will work closely with the Project Management Committee that oversees the scheme.   The joint aim of CE and Connemara West Community Projects CLG is to enhance the employability and mobility of disadvantaged and unemployed persons by providing work experience and training [...]

31 07, 2021

Connemara West wishes GMIT success in application for university status

By |2021-07-31T09:19:55+00:00July 31st, 2021|News|

At its monthly Board meeting held on July 22nd, Connemara West wished Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) every success in its recent application as part of the Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA)   to establish a technological university in Connacht/Ulster.  The application was made to the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD. In addition to GMIT, the Alliance comprises the Institute of Technology Sligo, [...]

26 07, 2021

Connemara West Opens Pop-up Remote Working Hub

By |2021-07-26T12:33:42+00:00July 26th, 2021|News|

Connemara West has opened a pop-up remote working hub in Tullycross village.  The Hub is located at Renvyle Thatched Cottages making it possibly one of the most unusual and picturesque digital spaces in the West of Ireland. Users of the pop-up hub also have the option of booking accommodation in a separate cottage although accommodation availability is limited for the next few months due to high demand. The pop-up remote [...]

19 04, 2021

Understanding local graveyards and burial grounds with Michael Gibbons

By |2021-04-19T10:31:38+00:00April 19th, 2021|Events|

Connemara West  are   running a  series of talks with Michael Gibbons for people who have an interest in learning more about  graveyards and the  rich heritage that is to be found in the area.  The 3 workshops will take us  on a journey from early Christian Ireland to the present time. The course will be delivered online and is free of charge and will take place  on the following Wednesday [...]

18 04, 2021

Connemara West launch ambitious graveyard mapping project

By |2021-04-18T13:32:16+00:00April 18th, 2021|News|

Connemara West are launching a graveyard mapping project to record the memorials and heritage of the  local graveyards and burial grounds  in the Parish of Ballinakill.  This is an ambitious plan to  record and digitally map the six  graveyards and their memorial inscriptions.   It is also planned to capture, within their wider context in the landscape,  other burial grounds and monuments in the area through aerial photography and videography. To [...]

29 03, 2021

Connemara West welcomes publication of ‘Our Rural Future’

By |2021-03-29T15:50:26+00:00March 29th, 2021|News|

Connemara West welcomes the publication of Ireland’s new rural development strategy ‘Our Rural Future’, which was launched by Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD and Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys TD on Monday March 29th . “The emphasis on digital hubs and remote working in the strategy aligns directly with our proposed Global Learning and Digital Hub project in Tullycross village” said Dr. Kevin Heanue, Chairman of Connemara West. [...]

23 08, 2020

Connemara West Annual General Meeting 2020

By |2020-08-23T16:39:39+00:00August 23rd, 2020|News|

Due to the latest government guidelines for mass gatherings the Connemara West AGM on the 26th of September 2020 at 8pm will be held electronically and will be available to members via ZOOM. To get a link to the meeting members can email janet.otoole@connemarawest.ie or phone on 095 47117. Thank you all in advance for your cooperation.

8 04, 2020

Community Call – Advice and Contact Information

By |2020-04-08T13:41:42+00:00April 8th, 2020|News|

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 [...]

26 03, 2020

Connemara West 1971-2020: Enabling a resilient community

By |2020-03-26T15:04:47+00:00March 26th, 2020|CW Articles, News|

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   ​ ​

23 01, 2020

Connemara West welcomes Aquinas College to Tullycross for its 47th year

By |2020-01-23T10:18:11+00:00January 23rd, 2020|News|

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 [...]

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