About Connemara West

Connemara West plc is a community development company based in Letterfrack in the heart of Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland.
10 10, 2018


By |2018-10-11T09:32:12+00:00October 10th, 2018|Events|

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 [...]

26 09, 2018

Memorandum of Agreement between Connemara West and Aquinas College

By |2018-09-26T09:30:41+00:00September 26th, 2018|News|

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.  

19 02, 2018

Connemara West welcomes inclusion in Project Ireland 2040

By |2018-02-19T12:43:31+00:00February 19th, 2018|News|

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 [...]

21 01, 2018

International Residential Education Centre firmly on the Agenda

By |2018-02-19T12:51:10+00:00January 21st, 2018|News|

Ministers Michael Ring and Sean Kyne and Hildegarde Naughton, T.D. visited  Tullycross last Friday  to discuss Connemara West's ambitious plans to develop  a International  Residential Education Centre in Tullycross.  The Minsters also met with Professor Mike Lorr, Director of the Aquinas College 2018 Ireland Programme and Michelle Plumsted, Assistant Director and the Aquinas 2018 student group.

15 11, 2017

President Michael D Higgins marks 30th anniversary of Connemara West and GMIT in partnership in Letterfrack.

By |2018-01-21T19:31:42+00:00November 15th, 2017|News|

The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited the GMIT Letterfrack Friday 10 November to mark the 30th anniversary of the partnership between Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and Connemara West plc. This partnership has been responsible for the establishment of Ireland’s leading education and training facility for furniture design, wood technology and teacher education. Over that time more than 1,300 graduates have emerged from the campus which was designated The [...]

19 06, 2017

Moving forward with global education

By |2018-01-09T17:04:42+00:00June 19th, 2017|News|

Seán Kyne, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Gaeltacht and Natural Resources, unveiled the corner stone of Connemara West’s ambitious International Residential Education Centre, in the village of Tullycross, County Galway, today. The Centre will consist of a state-of-art newly built education hub with a 50 seat auditorium; a wifi-enabled library; group study/breakout rooms; video conferencing facilities; meeting rooms; a conference room; community meeting rooms and a [...]

5 04, 2017

Aquinas College launches new Study Abroad Programme in Tullycross

By |2018-01-09T16:07:48+00:00April 5th, 2017|News|

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 [...]

31 03, 2017

New England College Inaugural Global Learning Programme comes to Connemara

By |2018-01-09T16:07:48+00:00March 31st, 2017|News|

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 [...]

31 03, 2017

Irish Government Trade and Investment Strategy on attracting more international students to Ireland.

By |2017-03-31T13:38:45+00:00March 31st, 2017|News|

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 [...]

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