Scoil Naomh Fursa

Life in Claran

 

We live in a rural area approximately 20 miles north of Galway city between Headford and Lough Corrib. In our area the community were traditionnaly involved in farming however in recent times the number involved in farming has declined. Many people now work in industries in Galway city or are involved in the building trade. Over the past number of years many new houses have been built and many new families have moved into our community. Farming has continued in the area but for many it is now a part time occupation.

 

Lough Corrib attracts many tourists to our locality and so there are many holiday homes in the vicinity. The church, the community hall and the school are the centrepoint of the area.

 

There is a great community spirit in the area and in 1989 the community got together and raised money to build a community centre which is attached to the school. We are very lucky to have access to this during our school day. This hall and kitchen is used by the local I.C.A.and other groups. In the past it has been used by cubs and scouts. It is also our “Theatre of Dreams” when we perform our Christmas concert there each December. The pre-school operates in a specially constructed room attached to the hall. The After School also use the hall and the kitchen area.