22 12, 2022

Connemara West Executive Chairman Appointed to the Board of the Social Finance Foundation

By |2022-12-22T15:00:34+00:00December 22nd, 2022|News|

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 ( 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 [...]

26 10, 2022

Job alert – Sports and Wellness Coordinator for Diamond Hill

By |2022-10-26T11:19:01+00:00October 26th, 2022|News|

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

8 07, 2022

Job Advertisement : General Manager at Diamond Hill Community Sports Centre

By |2022-09-05T14:19:54+00:00July 8th, 2022|News|

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 [...]

18 02, 2022

Teach Ceoil

By |2022-02-18T17:13:04+00:00February 18th, 2022|News|

At an Extraordinary General meeting of Connemara West on the 8 April 1976 it was formally decided to proceed with  the building of the Teach Ceoil.  With the help of a grant from Bord Failte, the Teach Ceoil was built in Tully village, Renvyle  in 1977 for £17,000.  The first session and the official opening took place on the 5 July 1977.  In People in Development - A History of [...]

11 01, 2022

Connemara West Community Survey – 2022

By |2022-01-11T16:30:51+00:00January 11th, 2022|News|

To mark its 50th Anniversary, Connemara West is currently developing a new Strategic Plan. As part of the process, we would like to hear the views of the community, our service users and shareholders by way of this household survey questionnaire.  It should only take about 10 minutes to complete this questionnaire.  Your responses are completely anonymous and confidential.  The questionnaires will be analysed by external advisers who are assisting [...]

7 01, 2022

First Aquinas College Irish Studies Program September – December 1973

By |2022-01-07T14:21:52+00:00January 7th, 2022|News|

The first Aquinas programme in Tullycross was led by Professor  Mona L. Schwind, O.P. and Professor Elizabeth Jennings with fourteen students, eight boys and six girls from the 15 September to the 15 December 1973.    From a  written description by these Aquinas College Students and Faculty in Ireland  titled University Project in Tullycross we learn  that "it  was the only American college to maintain a study center in Ireland [...]

23 12, 2021

Founding directors of Connemara West

By |2021-12-23T15:19:04+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Blog, News|

Connemara West  has been privileged to have been served by dedicated voluntary Directors over last 50  years and we will be remembering them all in the coming months.  The original Directors of Connemara West were  company were Fr Edward Tuffy, (RIP) Tullycross, Malachy Conboy, RIP, Lettergesh, Michael O'Neill, Tully, Paul Aspell, RIP, Letterfrack and Joe O'Toole, Moyard.  There were two additional directors nominated to the Board by Ireland West and [...]

18 12, 2021

Renvyle Thatched Cottages under construction

By |2021-12-18T13:22:49+00:00December 18th, 2021|News|

Going through the Connemara West archives has brought up a few surprises and in the coming weeks we may have to share a few gems that we found that are not directly related to Connemara West!   However, for this week's blog we have chosen the  few  images we have Tullycross before Renvyle Thatched Cottages were built and some of the  cottages under construction.  Due to the large support in the [...]

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 [...]


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