Welcome to the home of Coláiste Gharumna, S.F.P and S.S.T.

Based in Halla Thir an Fhia in Lettermore, Ceantar na nOileán Teo offers a range of services.

Community Employment, Tourism and a dedication to develop and enhance the infrastructure of the area. This is balanced with promoting the Irish language and heritage whilst conserving local traditions as well as the area itself.

Area Information


Ceantar na nOileán is made up of a group of Islands off the west Connemara coast. The Islands are linked by a chain of bridges. Approx 30 miles from Galway City, the area is rich in unspoilt beaches, nature trails and heritage. As they are not listed in most tourist literature, they really are a hidden gem!

If Ireland was a garden, then Connemara would be the rockery and Ceantar na nOiléan is a prime example of this. Rocky landscapes are interspersed with flora and fauna to provide a wonderful array of colour, whatever the season.

The 5 Islands in Ceantar na nOiléan are Annaghvane, Lettermore, Garumna, Lettermullen, and Furnish. Each Island is linked to the next by a chain of bridges, with Annaghvane linked by bridge to the mainland at Bealadangan. There are more, smaller Islands but they are only accessible by boat.

A good way to fully appreciate the scenery is to follow one of the marked walkways around the Islands. Each walk has its own breathtaking views as well as piers and the ruins of ancient buildings to explore along the way. There are 6 walks to choose from:-

  1. Annaghvane to Letter More
  2. Around Garumna Island
  3. Around Letter More
  4. Garumna Island West
  5. Garumna Island East
  6. Letter Mullen


Ceistneoir Pleanála Teanga - CUID a 2.


The purpose of this questionnaire is for the community, young and old, to have an idea of the amenities and services available to them at the moment.

The community can view this on the website, and it will give people here and abroad the opportunity to have an input by emailing their opinion to ceantarnanoilean@eircom.net

To view or download a PDF version of the questionnaire, click here


There are two community employment schemes being administered by Comhairle Ceantar na nOileán at present.


S.S.T. Rural Social Scheme. supervised by Séamus Ó Ráinne, is a scheme specifically for Farmers and Fishermen. It allows them to supplement their income whilst maintaining their farms / fishing duties. For more information on this scheme, click on the S.S.T. link above.


Scéim Fostaíochta Ceantar na nOileáin is supervised by Helen Uí Dhunáird. This scheme aims to help long-term unemployed people through back to work initiatives. If you would like to know more about this scheme click on the link above.