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21 06, 2019

Interchanges 2019

By |2019-06-21T15:31:07+00:00June 21st, 2019|News|

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 [...]

20 03, 2019

International launch of “Full Bodied Degree” programme

By |2019-03-20T14:05:45+00:00March 20th, 2019|News|

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 [...]

28 11, 2018

Connemara West welcomes funding from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

By |2018-12-03T11:11:16+00:00November 28th, 2018|News|

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. [...]

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 [...]