Achill Island Digital Hub Has 40 Remote Work Desks

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Údarás na Gaeltachta has launched a new digital hub on Achill Island which has 40 remote work desks.

[email protected], the new digital hub will officially open today on Achill Island. This new hub is for remote workers and small businesses.

Besides having 40 remote work desk spaces in an open work area, it will also provide broadband services, meeting spaces and video conferencing facilities.

This is a 305 sq m hub and is part of the Gteic Gaeltacht Digital Network, a 31 hub network spread throughout Ireland’s seven Gaelteacht areas.

Achill’s new hub was launched by Jack Chambers, Government chief whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, and Anna Ní Ghallachair, Údarás na Gaeltachta chairperson.

“I am delighted to be in Achill opening the Gteic hub today. The digital hub is a great facility for the area. It will provide opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs and encourage people to think about returning to the area or setting up a business here. This type of development is very timely with the new possibilities that have arisen for remote work.”

Jack Chambers, Government chief whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport

All of these hubs will not only bring about new businesses into existence but will also help existing rural communities thrive.

[email protected] is the first new hub to open following the recent lockdowns and restrictions and part of a growing and vibrant network of high-speed broadband facilities we are developing in rural Gaeltacht areas which will stimulate job creation, assist remote working, encourage and enable the return of diaspóra na Gaeltachta, facilitate concept development and new business, and will also develop a community of hubs where the unique Gaeltacht culture drives creativity and innovation.”

Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh, CEO of Údarás na Gaeltachta

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