New residents wanted to join a thriving rural community in a beautiful location in the west of Ireland

A RURAL community in the west of Ireland bills itself as one of the best places in the world to live and work.

The people of Conamara Láir, which consists of a number of small villages nestled along Galway’s majestic Conamara coastline, shared the beauty of their way of life and surroundings with the aim of encouraging people to come and live and work among them.

Their ambitious campaign was launched by the Conamara Láir community in collaboration with Údarás na Gaeltachta, the regional authority responsible for the economic, social and cultural development of the Irish Gaeltacht.

Conamara Láir, which is made up of a number of small villages nestled along the majestic Conamara Coast in Galway

They launched the initiative on July 16, which is Lá Mhic Dara – an important annual festival for the community, when the region’s diaspora typically return from afar to their native shore.

It is also a day that is celebrated by descendants of the region in all corners of the world, however, this year the Covid-19 restrictions meant that the history of the majestic region was celebrated online around the world. rather than in person.

This year’s event also saw the launch of a community-created film highlighting the quality of life and the opportunities available to the individuals, families and businesses of Conamara Láir to encourage people to come and live or work in the region.

“A warm welcome awaits those who wish to return home or those who wish to change their life and settle here when the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted,” the group explains.

“A fantastic work-life balance is available in this area which offers business perspectives from its gteic facility, which is part of a national network of digital hubs, offering many opportunities to local populations, new businesses and those who wish to work remotely. “

Referring to the campaign, Máirín Ní Choisdealbha Seoige, from the Forbairt Chonamara Láir organization, said: “Conamara Láir is one of Ireland’s cultural gems and despite current challenges such as emigration and the decline of population, the region has experienced a revival in recent years.

“This proud community has not lost its confidence or its spirit and we want to show the world the wonderful opportunities and the future that this region can offer to people who wish to relocate or relocate to Conamara Láir.”

She added, “We have a great future ahead of us and there are many opportunities for people to change and improve their lives. “

Rural Galway community hopes to attract new residents and workers

Supporting the launch of the campaign, Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, CEO of Údarás na Gaeltachta, added: “Tá muid ag fanacht leat – We are waiting for you – this is the strong message from Conamara Láir today.

“Conamara Láir is a historic and scenic area in which to live and start a business and we are looking for innovative ways to attract people to live in the area. “

He added: “The success of the gteic digital hubs over the past year has shown that you can connect anywhere in the world from rural areas, areas with a better quality of life.

The campaign, jointly organized by Forbairt Chonamara Láir with support from Údarás na Gaeltachta, hopes to increase resettlement requests in the region and has set a goal of resettling eight new households within two years.

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