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.
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
Introducing Our New Membership Fee Structure and Online System
1 March 2023
Connemara Chamber of Commerce wishes to announce two major changes to the way we operate our membership system: 1. An updated fee structure for existing and members 2. A new online member management system 1. Updated Fee Structure After many years Connemara Chamber has reformed its membership fee structure. We have introduced a new tiered membership fee structure to better reflect our membership base. The new fee structure is based on number of employees per business which we believe is a fairer. This new fee structure is in place and effective from 1st January 2023 Note our new tiered membership options in the table below: Membership Options – Connemara Chamber of Commerce Annual Fee Annual Membership – 1 – 5 Employees / Sole Traders € 200 Annual Membership – 6 – 10 Employees € 250 Annual Membership – 11-20 Employees € 300 Annual Membership – 21+ Employees € 400 Annual Membership – Community Organisations or Groups € 100 2. A New Online Membership Management System In parallel to the roll-out of our updated fee structure, we are also rolling our a new online membership management system and bringing our membership system fully online. This new system brings state […]
Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2023
21 February 2023
Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2023 Dear Community Groups, Schools and Businesses, The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of the Connemara Chamber of Commerce in association with the Clifden & District Community Council wish to invite your group to participate in the St. Patricks Day parade on Friday, March 17th. The parade will commence at 12.30pm with all groups to assemble along Galway Road by 12.00pm. Stewards will be on hand along route to aid and assist in any way to ensure a safe-and well marshalled parade. Participating groups may enter any float or theme of own choosing, and as we say every year the brighter and bolder the float the better. We ask entrants to embrace the Irish language on signs and floats. There are a variety of prize categories this year which include:- Best overall Most topical Best community effort Most comical Every school that participates in the parade will receive a Certificate of Participation. 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! We ask that schools should advise children to have rain gear in case of wet weather. There will […]
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 […]
Derrigimlagh Discovery Point
Connemara Greenway Campaign
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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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Presentation to Galway County Council Executives – 31.8.2023
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Presentation to Galway West Political Reps - 3.7.2023
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