Welcome to the Connemara Chamber of Commerce website. The Chamber is a voluntary organisation based in Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland. With over 200 members we are an active organisation, keeping business and community groups informed of all that’s happening in the region and beyond.
Information on Plean Gaeilge don Chlochán / Irish Language Plan for Clifden
25 January 2023
A Chara Clifden has been given official state recognition as a Gaeltacht Service Town and an effective language plan will now be developed to promote Irish throughout the whole community. You and/or your organisation can have your voices heard and be part of this exciting plan by taking a few minutes to answer the attached questionnaire. This survey will provide us with accurate information on how Irish is currently used in our community and how we can expand and develop it in the future. In order to contact as many people as possible, and if you are your organisations contact, could you forward to your data base and ask that they complete and return the survey also. Your participation in shaping this plan would be greatly appreciated. Should you have any queries and to forward completed questionnaires please email: [email protected] We would also like to invite you and any groups you may be linked with to join in a Stakeholders Zoom call to discuss how the plan can proceed. This meeting will take place on Wednesday 1st February between 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88981143966?pwd=Uk92YnRYMlNqRy9QcFpSQUdDbXMvQT09 Meeting ID: 889 8114 3966 Passcode: 308514 Tá aitheantas oifigiúil stáit […]
2022 – Help Us Fund The Clifden Christmas Lights
29 November 2022
This is our annual appeal to ensure that Connemara’s capital Clifden is nice and lit up for the festive season! DONATE HERE –>> https://gofund.me/9132ac10 We hope you will contribute a little (or a lot!) to light up Clifden in 2022 Every year without fail and with incredible local generosity, the Connemara Chamber gets the lights up in Clifden. In 2021 we raised €3,945 with 43 individual donations – Go Raibh Milé Maith Agat Connemara Chamber of Commerce Board
❆ Take 2 minutes to Join the Connemara Shop & Spend Christmas Campaign 2022 ❆
14 November 2022
❆ Take 2 minutes to Join the Connemara Shop & Spend Christmas Campaign 2022 ❆ Dear Connemara Business or Org / Chamber Member, The Connemara Chamber of Commerce invites you to get involved (for FREE) in the Connemara Christmas Campaign – 2022 [ Sign up here: https://forms.gle/HRuKGh9kPvdzWyXq9 ] Elements of the Upcoming Christmas Campaign: ❆ Advert – Full page advertisement in the Connacht Tribune which will encourage customers to shop and spend local ❆ Social – A Digital Campaign on Connemara Chamber’s Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Profiles ❆ Competition – A €500 Shopping Voucher to build a customer database for future marketing efforts ❆ Flyer – 5000 Leaflet Drop encouraging people to Shop and Spend in Connemara ❆ Radio – Rolling Support Connemara advertisements on Connemara FM ❆ Website – Promotion of your business on ConnemaraChamber.ie It Takes 2 Minutes to Take Part …. SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING: Business / Organisation Name Your Christmas Message: It can be anything e.g., an offer you’re running / Coupon Code / Discount / Gift Idea Message / General Christmas Message etc Your Best Contact/Selling Option: Pick your preferred method of contact / selling (Website / Email / Social / What’sApp / Text / […]
Upcoming Clifden Town Meeting – Clifden Regeneration Plans
2 July 2022
[ Upcoming Clifden Town Meeting ] Connemara Chamber of Commerce is hosting a presentation and discussion on the recently proposed redevelopment plans for Clifden. Details 10.15 am – Tea/coffee & pastries 10.30 am – Presentation of Clifden Regeneration Plans 11.00 am – Discussion on Clifden Regeneration plans – moderated by Dr. Kevin Heanue – Chair of Connemara West plc 12.15 pm – Finish #clifden #connemara #clifdenregeneration Thursday 7th July – 10.15am to 12.15pm Station House Theatre, Clifden Contact: [email protected] | (089) 9526795 All welcome.
Online Survey for a Remote Working Hub in Clifden
20 June 2022
A chara Connemara Chamber of Commerce is inviting people’s opinions on the idea of developing a remote working hub in Clifden/An Clochán. The hub would be used by remote workers, business start-ups, people on holiday and the wider community. It would provide office and co-working space, hot desks, meeting rooms, collaborative spaces, fast broadband and communications technologies. We are contacting you to ask if you would consider sharing the survey link with your database or with relevant contacts. Please also complete it yourself. The 5-minute online survey can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RemoteWorkingHubClifden Connemara Chamber of Commerce has commissioned Bane Mullarkey Consultants to carry out the feasibility study for the remote working hub and the online survey will be an important part of the feasibility study. Thank you for your interest
Community Survey – Regenerating the Capital of Connemara
5 April 2022
Note Below: Importance Correspondence from Senior Planner, MKO (consultation appointed to develop a plan for Clifden . Community Survey >> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ClifdenCommunitySurvey —————————————————————————————– Clifden – Regenerating the Capital of Connemara Working alongside Galway County Council, a design team, consisting primarily of LUC, Tobin Consulting Engineers and MKO Planning & Environmental Consultants, have recently begun work on a project which will be transformational for the town of Clifden. The project will seek to reinforce Clifden’s position as the ‘Capital of Connemara’ through the regeneration of its public realm and greenspaces. The project has been funded by Galway County Council and the Government of Ireland Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), to address 3 specific locations within the town: Town Centre Public Realm The Harbour Park The Beach Road Quay Area These are 3 distinct projects, but very much interlinked, as together they will provide a rejuvenated town centre for everyone to enjoy. The design team have created a bespoke project website (https://www.clifdenregeneration.com/) to provide an introduction to the project and a space where the community can be informed about the aims and the vision of the project. The website contains links to Information Boards, a Video explaining […]
Business Survey – Regenerating the Capital of Connemara
5 April 2022
Note Below: Importance Correspondence from Senior Planner, MKO (consultation appointed to develop a plan for Clifden . Business Survey >> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ClifdenBusinessSurvey —————————————————————————————– Clifden – Regenerating the Capital of Connemara Working alongside Galway County Council, a design team, consisting primarily of LUC, Tobin Consulting Engineers and MKO Planning & Environmental Consultants, have recently begun work on a project which will be transformational for the town of Clifden. The project will seek to reinforce Clifden’s position as the ‘Capital of Connemara’ through the regeneration of its public realm and greenspaces. The project has been funded by Galway County Council and the Government of Ireland Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), to address 3 specific locations within the town: Town Centre Public Realm The Harbour Park The Beach Road Quay Area These are 3 distinct projects, but very much interlinked, as together they will provide a rejuvenated town centre for everyone to enjoy. The design team have created a bespoke project website (https://www.clifdenregeneration.com/) to provide an introduction to the project and a space where the community can be informed about the aims and the vision of the project. The website contains links to Information Boards, a Video explaining […]
2 Major New Extensions of the Connemara Greenway now firmly on the Cards
4 April 2022
Connemara Chamber of Commerce welcomes the recent announcement (December 2021) and allocation of €3,050,000 towards the development of the Connemara Greenway. Connemara Greenway funding announced by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII): Clifden to Recess: €1,900,000 Derrigimlagh – Clifden – Kylemore Abbey: €550,000 Galway to Moycullen: €600,000 The Chamber has for many years focused on getting a safe off-road walking and cycling path from Clifden to The Signature Discovery Point at the Marconi radio station at Derrigimlagh. The Marconi Station itself now receives over 30,000 (visitors and locals alike) per annum – all mainly by car. The recent allocation of €550,000 for this Connemara Greenway extension will bring even more visitors but by foot and bike. The support of landowners has been invaluable in providing access to their property that allowed us to identify a satisfactory solution and following lengthy discussions, an in principle agreement has been reached with the National Parks and Wildlife Service to permit the development that will involve a raised boardwalk on a special area of conservation. We have concluded environmental assessments and are awaiting a pre planning meeting with Galway County Council before submitting a planning application. We would like to thank all of the landowners for their support […]
Major Progress on Tourism Master Plan for Connemara & the Islands
25 March 2022
In 2018 a tourism masterplan for Connemara and the Islands was developed under Fáilte Ireland. It was a first of its kind by Fáilte Ireland and has since spawned similar plans all along the Wild Atlantic Way and further afield. Q1 2022 saw an in-depth review was conducted to see the progress of the Connemara and the Islands Tourism Masterplan (or VEDPs) as they are now known. Now, four years into the five-year plan Out of 111 Actions in the Master Plan, almost 80% is either complete or in progress For CAITN three major highlights stand out: The value of cooperation and collaboration The tourist season was extending Substantial progress on the Connemara Greenway – View the Full Interim Progress Report Here (English) >> – View the Full Interim Progress Report Here (Irish) >> Where to Next …. COVID-19 demonstrated how valuable the tourism sector is to our regional economy Reboot – One year left we need collective shoulders to the wheel Refocus – 20% of the plan to get over the line, Priorities identified Continue great energy by CAITN members in championing particular actions More champions welcome! See photos below from the recent report launch on Arainn / […]
Galway to Oughterard Greenway – Public Consultation
21 March 2022
The following notice appeared on https://galwaytooughterardgreenway.ie/public-consultation/ Galway County Council, in partnership with Galway City Council have commenced the development of a scheme for the Galway to Oughterard Greenway. During the design process, the project team will hold a number of stages of non-statutory public consultation. These consultations may be a combination of public information events and/or publication of elements of the scheme electronically for comment. First Non-Statutory Public Consultation – Study Area and Constraints As part of the work to date, AECOM has defined a study area and are currently in the process of identifying the artificial and natural constraints as well as any external parameters, which relate to this study area. These external parameters include (but are not limited to) economic, engineering and environmental constraints. Galway County Council, in conjunction with Galway City Council now invite the residents of the local area, members of the public and other interested parties to participate in a non-statutory public consultation on the Study Area and Constraints for the Galway to Oughterard Greenway project from Monday 28th February 2022 to Tuesday 22nd March 2022. Your participation in this consultation is important and we would value any feedback which you think should be reviewed […]
Derrigimlagh Discovery Point
Connemara Greenway Campaign
On the 15th of June 1919, John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown made world history by completing the first non-stop transatlantic flight. See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Tourism Development Plan
Brexit and Connemara – Information Evening
Upcoming Chamber Supported Events
Re: Annual General Meeting notification Details below and attached. Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Connemara Chamber of Commerce will be held on Tuesday 5th of April 2022 at 7.00 pm at the Clifden Station House Hotel. Proxy In the event you cannot attend the AGM you may appoint a proxy. Please see link for form – Proxy Form – Chamber of Commerce – 2022 to be completed and returned to Connemara Chamber of Commerce, Platform 6, Galway Road, Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway Nominations Role Name of nomination President Vice President Treasurer Secretary PRO If you wish to nominate a person for a position on the Chamber board please give details below. There will be a vote at the AGM for positions with two or more nominees. All forms to be returned before 5pm on Friday 1st 1st April 2022. The president/chairperson shall be entitled to receive nominations from the floor at the Annual General Meeting.
AGM 2022 Connemara Chamber of Commerce
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2022 St Patrick’s Day Parade, Clifden, Connemara 12.30pm – Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway There will be entertainment on the Town Square prior to the parade, and entertainment will continue into the afternoon with a street disco, live music and more! The whole community looks forward to your much valued attendance and continuing support to ensure the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Clifden can only go from strength to strength. Event sponsored by Connemara Chamber of Commerce in association with the Clifden & District Community Council.
2022 St Patrick’s Day Parade, Clifden, Connemara
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Information on Plean Gaeilge don Chlochán / Irish Language Plan for Clifden
A Chara Clifden has been given official state r
2022 - Help Us Fund The Clifden Christmas Lights
This is our annual appeal to ensure that Conne