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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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