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Clifden Community Arts Festival began its 40-year life in Clifden Community School in 1977 and the arts in education has been the central ethos of the festival ever since. With the opening of a new community school in Clifden this year, the festival which takes place from September 13-24 2017, will be part of this new and exciting beginning for the town. The festival celebrates the arts for the children of Clifden Community School, Scoil Mhuire, Claddaghduff, Cleggan and Cashel and Ballyconnelly National school, helping to develop artistic and social skills, and provide an outlet for self-expression and development.
Providing regular air services to Cleggan and Inisbofin from Indreabháin must be included in any arrangements regarding the future use of the Inishbofin and Cleggan airstrips, a Galway West TD said this week.
Twenty-seven local heroes were rewarded for their contributions to voluntary work in the community by the Connemara Chamber of Commerce.
The Five Year School Building Programme announced recently by Education and Skills Minister Ruairi Quinn has been under heavy criticism this week with many describing the exclusion of Clifden Community School as shocking and anti-rural.
Almost the entire population of Inisbofin, along with many visitors, gathered at the island’s Old Pier on Monday to witness an historic moment as an old-style currach was launched from the slipway for the first time in decades.
AKIN: A Word in Your Eye, a mixed media exhibition, featuring work by five women artists, opens in The Kenny Gallery, Liosbán Retail Park, this Saturday at 3pm.
CAROLINE CANNING and Cathal O’Malley will exhibit their new paintings as part of this year’s Festival of the Sea in Cleggan-Claddaghduff.
The anger and violence that erupted against the Protestant Irish Church Missions and their schools and orphanages in western Connemara towards the end of the 19th century, makes for harrowing reading today.
An investigation has been launched into the drowning of two fishermen off the north Connemara coast this week.
On February 28 1879 a desperate row erupted on peaceful Omey Island, near Cleggan, Connemara. The local curate Fr William Rhatigan burst into the local Protestant schoolhouse, run by the Irish Church Mission Society, saying he was ‘in search of his straying sheep’*. An argument broke out between him and the Rev William Lindsey MacNeice, the schoolmaster. Blows were struck. Who struck the first blow will forever be in dispute. But the evidence of Fr Rhatigan’s temper and strength is testified by the fact that it took the combined efforts of MacNeice, aided by his wife, his daughter Charlotte, his young son John Frederick, and two teachers from Claddaghduff, Messrs Davis and Coursey, to force him backwards out of the schoolhouse.