Claregalway Amenity Group formed in December 1995 arising from local meetings which expressed concern over how Claregalway as an area was developing. Since that meeting, the following has been achieved:
- Provision of 30+ townland names in Claregalway and surrounding areas.
- Restoration of the three pumps in Claregalway, Montiagh and Cloon.
- Provision of bottle– banks in Dunleavys car– park.
- Landscaping area adjacent to Claregalway N.S. and the erection of the Famine
- Stone in the same location.
- Planting of trees in area on main road.
- Restoration of the Nine Arches in Claregalway.
- Provision of Naíonra (Irish playschool) adjacent to Claregalway Leisure Centre.
- Initiated contact with G.K. Construction for tarmacadan of Leisure Centre, which was carried subsequently out in conjunction with Claregalway GAA and the Leisure Centre.
- Erection of 3 Welcome to Claregalway stones on approach roads to Claregalway.
As you can see from the above, our agenda is wide and interesting, but like all mortals, we get burned out! We need you, people who want to make Claregalway a place to be proud of, to come on board. New blood, new ideas! Claregalway is coming into its own now with fabulous shopping Centres, Pharmacy, Video Library, Takeaway, Hair Salons, Florists, etc. Claregalway needs more vital services, namely a Library, Tourist centre, walk ways, coffee shop, better bus services, and so on. You can make it happen by coming along to our AGM on April 11th at 8pm in the Parish Meeting Room.
Perhaps now would be a good time to implement a Community Council. This idea has been mooted at Amenity meetings in the past but has never been carried through. Claregalway is developing at a rapid pace and the need for structure is of vital importance. As it is, we have many vibrant groups operating in Claregalway and if they were collectively united under a Community Council, we would have a better representation.