A tough situation doesn’t mean we have to forget how good we have it in Connemara. Here, we’re taking the time to stay grateful and celebrate those #ConnemaraHeroes who are out doing their jobs, spreading cheer, and generally keeping us all going during this Covid-19 emergency. 

Send your photos of Connemara Heroes to editor@connemarajournal.ie – no selfies or close ups! We’ll be adding more heroes to the gallery over the coming weeks.

PJ from DPD, who always arrives with a smile and ready for a chat, even from 2 metres away. Not the only wonderful courier in Connemara, by a long shot, we appreciate all those keeping us connected to the outside world these days. 

John Nee in Tully and Peter Coneys in Letterfrack Hardware operate local treasure troves where you never know what you’ll find. Gardening tools, seeds and plants, building supplies and cleaning products might be what you’ll go in for, but there’s little chance you’ll stick to your list. 


Rogan’s Gala in Tully is a local supermarket and fuel station that goes above and beyond in its efforts to serve. Currently offering extra help to vulnerable local shoppers, a big thanks to Mairéad, Joe, and all the staff. Thanks also to Aoife Herriott for the shots. 


A huge thanks to all in Clifden Pharmacy and Moran’s TotalHealth Pharmacy for continuing to provide the usual warm, friendly, and reassuring service for their customers. We need it now more than ever and they have risen to the challenge in style. 


Keeping us connected, keeping things moving, keeping those smiles going despite everything – thank you to all in An Post, in Connemara and beyond, for a fantastic service. Here are Amy, Maureen, and Rosanne in Clifden post office and our own fear an phoist, Mark Wallace.Even before they were asked to, many businesses in Connemara had closed in an effort to protect their community. We’re thankful for all the #ConnemaraHeroes who shut down in the short term, to keep us going in the long term. Your customers won’t forget you when things get back to normal.  

Even before they were asked to, many businesses in Connemara had closed in an effort to protect their community. We’re thankful for all the #ConnemaraHeroes who shut down in the short term, to keep us going in the long term. Your customers won’t forget you when things get back to normal.