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Giving back

About us / Giving Back 

We are committed to supporting the local community in Galway and the wider West of Ireland region as a place to live and work. Our team are passionate about our communities and safeguarding our climate and we take every opportunity to engage in local and national initiatives. Protecting our environment, caring for public health and partnering with multi-nationals to develop safer medical treatments is all in a day’s work at CLS. 

Since setting up in 1994 in Ros Muc in Connemara we have engaged with a wide range of partnerships including charity fundraisers, industry events and initiatives, local sport sponsorship’s, diversity and inclusion activities, sustainability initiatives, STEM campaigns, as well as supporting our next generation and local enterprises to thrive.

Conamara Láir Campaign

CLS are committed to advancing working and living in the Connemara region and have known it to be a great place with a very supportive community since first setting up in Ros Muc in 1994.

We are supporting the Údarás na Gaeltachta Conamara Láir campaign launched in July 2021 to highlight the great benefits of the region to the wider Irish community as a relocation option.

Galway City Partnership

Through the Galway City Partnership CLS have worked with the Marine Institute supporting start-up company Tribal Oils with [details] , along with input and guidance from the Galway City Partnership programme.

West Regional Enterprise Plan committee

CLS Founder and CEO Evelyn O’Toole was appointed Chairperson of the West Regional Enterprise Plan Programme in 2021. In her role, Evelyn works with a wide range of stakeholders in the West of Ireland and also internationally, focused on developing collaborative initiatives to support enterprise and jobs to achieve balanced development for the region. 

Gairmscoil Na Bpiarsach Partnership

Since 2018 the CLS team have been working with the local secondary school in Ros Muc – Gairm Scoil Na BPiarsach – supporting students across a range of initiatives with the guidance of their Principle Anna Ni Dhomhnaill.

Coordinating with Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI), as part of their education initiative The Schools’ Business Partnership, CLS has successfully completed the World of Work programme with Gairm Scoil Na BPiarsach. This programme is focused on introducing students to the world of work at a younger age to progress their interests.

As a company, our volunteers are committed to supporting the students as they progress, and are eager to see them excel on their future journeys. The team at CLS have shared their experiences, expertise and skills, investing in the future of every student that has taken part.

Student participation has been very good, with the Day in the Life session cited as one of the most enjoyable, in addition to the soft skills session (communication and presentation skills). Each session to date has helped the students to build their confidence while learning more about their neighbouring business and the world of science!

The CLS-Colaiste na bPiarsach partnership has introduced 45 students to date to the BITCI programme.