In 1996, a demographic survey of Oranmore and it’s surrounding town lands was completed by the Oranmore Community Development Association (OCDA) and the population of the surveyed area’s was reported to be 2,881 people. Today the population is estimated to be over 7,000 and is expected to grow to approximately 12,000 by the year 2012, according to the Oranmore Area Plan 2006-2012 compiled by Galway County Council. According to the Central Statistics Office in 1987 there was less than 20,000 immigrants to Ireland whereas in 2005 the figure was more than 85,000. Our community is growing at a phenomenal rate and we have had had first hand experience of the increase in immigrants from other countries. With this in mind the OCDA believe that up to date, effective communication is of the utmost importance.
Please take a look at some details about the Communications team and projects below:
The Communications group is a relatively new addition to the OCDA portfolio and as such is looking for committee members and ideas from the community. If you would like to join the committee or have a specific interest in a project we’d love to hear from you.
Current Communications Projects