Aquinas College from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA officially launched their new Ireland Study Abroad Programme in Tullycross, Co. Galway, today April 4th 2017. Although Aquinas College have brought students to the Connemara village for 44 years, 2017 marks a change in the structure and delivery of their Ireland programme, changes that will ensure that the programme continues to flourish in the coming decades. The new programme has been restructured to [...]
New England College from New Hampshire, Greater Boston Area brought 12 students and 3 Professors to Tullycross, Renvyle, Co. Galway from 7th to 19th March as part of a global learning programme. The programme, ‘Live Local – Think Global’, sought to immerse students into a small village with a unique environmental and economic model. New England College, which is a private, non-profit college, located in the quintessential New England town [...]
Irish Government Trade and Investment Strategy on attracting more international students to Ireland.
Connemara West welcomes the emphasis in the Irish government’s new Trade and Investment strategy on attracting more international students to Ireland. In the recent past, Connemara West’s own strategy of education-led development has led to a fivefold increase in the number of American students coming to North West Connemara for a global learning experience, and we are well placed to meet the government target of a further 27% increase in [...]
Connemara West are holding a briefing for public representatives and media on Monday February 6th 2017 from 10am to 10.45am in the Meyrick Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway to launch our ambitious community-driven project focused on education, heritage, the diaspora in the United States and niche tourism. This project underpins Action 165 of ‘Realising our Potential: Action Plan for Rural Development’ launched by the government on Monday January 23rd. Connemara West [...]
Connemara West included in the Action Plan for Rural Development launched by the government on Monday January 23rd. Action 165 of the Plan is based on Connemara West's plans around the provision of Education Services to US colleges as an innovative model of local development. This project underpins Action 165 of ‘Realising our Potential: Connemara West plc together with other stakeholders is responsible for the delivery of the action.
In November 2015, Michael O’Neill was presented with an Hononary Fellowship by GMIT President Dr Fergal Barry at the GMIT Conferring Ceremonies in Galway. Michael O’Neill, one of the founding Directors and first company secretary of Connemara West, has an unparalleled record and legacy in community activism. He has held the position of Secretary of Muintir na Tíre Community Council, Chairman of the Galway County Federation of Community Councils, Founding [...]