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Public Consultation – Derrigimlagh to Kylemore Greenway
31 January 2024
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Notice from Galway County Council – 30th January 2024 Derrigimlagh to Kylemore Greenway Public Consultation 1 Galway County Council are inviting 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, constraints and opportunities for the Derrigimlagh to Kylemore Greenway project. Your participation in this consultation is important, and we value any feedback which you think should be reviewed by the Project Team to help inform the development of the project. To facilitate this, an in-person public consultation event will take place at Clifden Station House Hotel, Galway Road, Clifden, H71 AK52 on Tuesday 6th February 2024 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Maps and documents will be on display and members of the Project Team will be available to discuss any queries or concerns regarding the project. A project website has been developed, derrigimlaghtokylemoregreenway.ie, where all project information, including the maps and documents on display at the in-person public consultation event, can be accessed. A questionnaire is also available on the website, providing you an opportunity to have your say on the project. Please submit your views and feedback online or send by post or email on […]
Connemara community pays tribute to Dr. Brendan Flynn of Clifden Arts Festival
28 November 2023
At a packed-out Station House Theatre in Clifden, Connemara last Saturday afternoon (25th November 2023), the Connemara community paid tribute to the man who has driven the Clifden Arts Festival (the longest running community arts festival in the country) into its 47th year. The two-hour event, organised and hosted by Connemara Chamber of Commerce included local music, dance and a series of speakers from different aspects of Connemara life, from education, business, religious, arts and music. Dr. Flynn received several presentations during the event which includes a framed letter from the president of Ireland, a specially commissioned sculpture, and a framed photo of the overwhelming words of thanks from the community. The main presentation was a piece of sculpture specially commissioned by Connemara Chamber of Commerce for Dr. Flynn. The bronze piece was created renowned sculpture John Behan. A letter was read out from President Michael D. Higgins praising Dr. Flynn’s ‘exemplary contributions to the educational, cultural, and economic vitality of Connemara’. After a standing ovation from all in attendance, refreshments were enjoyed afterwards in the Clifden Station House Hotel. Event images https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/9c1rsqite6m48d5djltlq/h?rlkey=ksergl4s8hn2aqdoxaiv4g38g&dl=0 Aoife Herriott Photography Letter from President Michael D Higgins https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/f56y5c0xo2v81vv5lsi6m/h?rlkey=yjozm1zwxeyl59da5plg1ltp3&dl=0 Event video https://www.facebook.com/connemarachamberofcommerce/videos/3691814114440901 ———————————- ends Connemara […]
Event – Connemara Honours Dr. Brendan Flynn
8 November 2023
Press Release Special event in Connemara to honour Dr. Brendan Flynn Later this month, a community centred event in Clifden, Connemara will honour Dr. Brendan Flynn. This special event wishes to both acknowledge and celebrate the enormous contribution that Brendan has made to the educational, cultural and economic life of Connemara. The event, being organised on behalf of the people of Connemara will be hosted by Connemara Chamber of Commerce. The afternoon event will pay a heartfelt community tribute to the man who has driven the Clifden Arts Festival (the longest running community arts festival in the country) into it’s 47th year. Doors and a reception from 1.40pm at the Station House Theatre in Clifden, Co. Galway. The tribute event is expected to last approximately two hours with light refreshments afterwards in the Clifden Station House Hotel. Details 2.00pm to 4.00pm – Saturday, 25th November 2023 Doors & Reception from 1.40pm Station House Theatre, Clifden. Light refreshments afterwards. All welcome. No booking required. Contact Connemara Chamber of Commerce [email protected] 089 9526795
Presentation to Galway County Council Executives – 31.8.2023
1 September 2023
View our presentation to Galway County Council on 3rd of July >>> Presentation to Galway County Council Executives – 31.8.2023 >>> On 31 August 2023, a delegation from Galway County Council met with a delegation from Connemara Chamber of Commerce in Clifden, Connemara. Topics discussed at length in a 3 hour meeting included residential & commercial planning permission issues for Connemara, the need for a large Remote Working Hub for Clifden & Connemara and how traffic congestion in Galway City affects both north and south Connemara. In attendance: *Galway County Council Liam Conneally – Chief Executive Liam Hanrahan – Director of Services Alan Farrell – Director of Services Michael Owens – Director of Services TJ Redmond – Local Area Engineer *Elected Representatives Councillor Eileen Mannion Councillor Gerry King *Connemara Chamber of Commerce John Sweeney – Director (Chair) Damien Joyce – Director Terence O’Toole – Director Ann De Courcey – Administrator Dominic O’Morain – Member
Presentation to Galway West Political Reps – 3.7.2023
6 July 2023
View our presentation to Galway West Political Representatives on 3rd of July >>> Galway West Political Reps – Presentation 3.3.2023 – Final>>> Summary notes: Members of the Board of Connemara Chamber of Commerce met with political reps from Galway west with a tight agenda, noted below. These issues pertained to major blocks on the future of Connemara’s economic development. The meeting lasted two hours and was well attended by local Councillors, TDs, and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton. (i) LOCALS CAN NO LONGER RENT, BUY OR BUILD A HOME IN CONNEMARA It is now a fact that locals can no longer Rent, Buy or Rent a home in Connemara. The chamber outlined in detailed presentation how there are at present just 2 rental properties available to rent and just four 3-bedroom family homes to buy at the €300,000 mark in Connemara. But the plight of refusals of residential planning permissions took a large chunk of the meeting as the Chamber outlined five recent residential planning refusal stories and how it affects the lives of the individuals involved and the impact on the vibrancy of any area. With 3000 residential planning refusals in County Galway in the last 3 years, the […]
Clifden Regeneration – 2nd Round Feedback – Connemara Chamber
4 May 2023
Clifden Regeneration – 2nd Round of Feedback – Connemara Chamber of Commerce Letter and related documents to LUC & Galway County Council Connemara Chamber Commence Platform 6, Galway Road, Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway, H71 VH51 Mr. Tom Jonson – [email protected] LUC (Land Use Consultants Limited) 250 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8RD Mr Ciaran Wynne – [email protected] Galway County Council, Aras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway 3rd May 2023 Re: Second round of public feedback on the Clifden Regeneration Plans Dear Tom / Ciaran, We thank you for the recent presentation by Tom Johnson (LUC) to Connemara Chamber of Commerce on the revised Clifden Regeneration plans. Following on from this presentation, we once again reviewed the plans in detail and thereafter presented the revised Clifden Regeneration plans to a public meeting. The purpose of this public meeting (held on the 4th of April 2023) was to both present the revised designs and engage in a discussion regarding same. The meeting was once again independently chaired by Dr. Kevin Heanue, Chairperson of Connemara West. Presentation – We made a short presentation of your revised Clifden Regeneration plans which included our analysis – please find enclosed presentation. In-person […]
Remote Working Hub – Clifden, Co. Galway – Designs
2 May 2023
In 2022, Connemara Chamber of Commerce commissioned Enda O’Malley & Associates (Chartered Consulting Engineers) to create concept designs for a remote working hub on a premise located on Main Street, Clifden, Co. Galway. Option A – Elevations & 3d Visuals >> Option A – First Floor Plan Layout >> Option A – Mezzanine Floor Plan Layout & Sections >> Option A – Proposed Backyard Plan >>
2023 AGM Notification – Connemara Chamber of Commerce Limited CLG
2 May 2023
Dear All Re: Annual General Meeting (2023) notification Notice is hereby given that: The Connemara Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual AGM on Thursday May 11th 2023 at 7pm in the Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co. Galway. All are welcome, members and non-member. Agenda • Presidents Report to include: 1. Marconi Way 2. Regeneration of Clifden 3. Irish Language Planning Town 4. Remote Working Hub 5. Membership Drive 6. Tidy Towns 7. Galway County Council 8. Parking 9. Christmas Shopping Campaign 10. Christmas Lights 11. St Patricks Day 12. Clifden Summerfest 13. Local Lotto / Win a House draw. 14. Future Plans 15. Galway Outer By-pass 16. Residential Planning 17. Newsletter • Financial Report • Election of Officers • AOB
Open Meeting – Changes to Clifden’s Car Parking, Pavements, Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More.
30 March 2023
Dear all, Open Meeting: Changes to Clifden’s Car Parking, Pavements, Outdoor Dining, Playgrounds & More. Tuesday 4th April 2023 – 6.00pm – Clifden Town Hall View the revised plans attached and here: https://connemarachamber.ie/clifden-town-centre-enhancements-project-presentation/ Connemara Chamber of Commerce is hosting a presentation & open discussion on the revised proposed regeneration plans for Clifden. This meeting is kindly moderated by Dr. Kevin Heanue – Chair of Connemara West plc. All welcome. Contact: [email protected] | (089) 9526795
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
We’re delighted to say that our Weekly Lotto Draw will be returning soon – thanks for all our loyal and patient supporters!!! Details to follow! All lotto queries to [email protected] – thank you.
Clifden Connemara Lotto Returns!
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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Public Consultation - Derrigimlagh to Kylemore Greenway
Notice from Galway County Council - 30th January 2
Connemara community pays tribute to Dr. Brendan Flynn of Clifden Arts Festival
At a packed-out Station House Theatre in Clifden,