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Social and Cultural

This group is involved in the promotion of Social and Cultural areas within our community from drama to festivals and everything in between.

Please take a look at some details about the Social and Cultural team and projects accessible via the links below:

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If you would like to become involve in our group we'd love to hear from you.

Social and Cultural Committee

Committee Charter

The remit of the Social and Cultural Group within the OCDA is to promote and encourage Social and Cultural groups, activities and events in our community.


There is a huge group of volunteers, partners and sponsors who should be thanked for their assistance in all Social and Cultural projects. Many thanks to you all!

  • The Oranmore Community Development Association (OCDA), through this association the Social and Cultural group give and receive support from all other groups.
  • The Social and Cultural group and the OCDA are community groups and as such work hand in hand with the community at large, including individuals within the community, schools, sporting organisations, community associations, etc.
  • Local businesses have always been very supportive of Social and Cultural initiatives, such as the St Patricks Day Parade, Cultural and Heritage Week/Seachtain Na Gaeilge.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Current Social and Cultural Projects


Oranmore 2015 St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Main Street of Oranmore was lined with hundreds of spectators for the 14th St Patrick’s Day Parade in beautiful sunshine, as usual the Parade began at the Orantown Centre and wound its way up the village to the viewing stand at the end of Castle Road.

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is organised by the Social and Cultural sub-committee of the Oranmore Community Development Association and it’s Chairperson Tom Broderick would like to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely all those that helped with the organisation of the Parade Conor and his staff from the local CE Scheme, the staff of the Development Office and particularly to the groups who participated in the Parade, Western Veterans & Vintage Cars, Gaelscoil de hIde, An Naíonra, Maree National School, Scoil Mhuire, Scoil Iósaif Naofa, Oranmore/Maree G.A.A. Club, Oranmore/Maree Camogie Club, Maree/Oranmore F.C., Oranmore Taekwon-Do Academy, Capoeira, Stoncon, Bualadh Bos! Drama Group, Oranmore Active in Age, Club Vitae, Galway Bay Sailing Club, Cold Chon, Oranmore Tidy Towns, Brian Ruane, Steeltec, Maree Basketball Club, John Garage, Ballindereen and of course Josie Cannon our very own St Patrick.

To those who were on the viewing stand Fr. Diarmuid Hogan, Mayor of County Galway, Mary Hoade, Senator Hildegarde Naughton, Senator Fidelma Healy Eames, Deputys Noel Grealish, Derek Nolan, Eamon O’Cuiv, Inspector Michael O’Dwyer, Cllrs, Jim Cuddy, Martina Kinane, Peter Feeney, Gabriel Cronnolly, James Charity and Teresa Donoghue Maree Development Association, the MC’s Patrick McAndrews and Moacha Ní Bhrádaigh.

To our sponsors without their help the Parade would not be such a resounding success: Naomh Mhuire Ladies Football Club, Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic, Tom Dempsey Flooring, Caulifeld Industrial, Oran Precast, Bank of Ireland, Boys National School, Darragh Murphy Oranmore Taekwon-Do Academy, Maree/Oranmore FC, Dr David Hanney, Stonecon, Walsh Pharmacy, Kellys Fitted Furniture, Bushfield, Oranmore, Ned Forde, St Columba's Credit Union, Alan Carr Keanes, Oranmore Dental Care, Olde Brewery, The Thatch, The Coach House, O’Riardans, The Maldron Hotel, Ronan Ward Wards Garage, Moneymore, Joe Burke Supermacs, Oranmore/ Maree camogie Club, Deirdre Williams Oranmore Pharmacy for all the lollipops.

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