Fibre roots set down as new digital hub opened in West Donegal

first_imgA new digital hub has been opened in West Donegal.Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, has said the opening of gteic Gaoth Dobhair changes perceptions of living and working in the Gaeltacht.“I’m delighted that the officials at Udaras na Gaeltachta are realising this dream today,” he said. “I think the perception of the Gaeltacht changes once you go into the Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair. You have a naonra, a museum, a library but on top of that you have international companies and you have local companies.“It gets rid of the perception of the Gaeltacht that it’s only insular type industry that goes on, providing for a local community. It’s bigger than that.“The Gaeltacht is no longer just about a position of geography. It has a geographical remit but ideas such as gteic are very much an international story which is going from strength to strength.”The gteic facility in Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair, is one of the latest digital hubs to be created by Udaras na Gaeltachta. About €12million has been spent on the state of the art building with business people, entrepreneurs, start-ups and their staff based at the facility having access to innovation units with office space, high speed internet, incubation units, hot desks, video conferencing and meeting rooms.It also has a library, art gallery and childcare facility on site.Mr McHugh said: “This new hub in Gaoth Dobhair will become a centre connected worldwide and position our county in a very advantageous position nationally.”The gteic hubs are part of Údarás’s strategy to develop Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta (Gaeltacht Digital Network).Thirty innovation and digital hubs are planned throughout the Gaeltacht, including seven on Gaeltacht islands and another six on non-Gaeltacht islands, all of which are on or close to the Wild Atlantic Way. Two have been opened – Béal an Mhuirthead, Co Mayo and Daingean Uí Chúis, Kerry. Another three should open later this year – An Cheathrú Rua, An Spidéal and Carna in Galway.Twelve small businesses are in the Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair building and global companies like Pramerica and Optum (United Health) have located satellite offices alongside LG Marketing, Dearadh Grafach, Meastóirí Domhanda, Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta, DLDC, LYIT, Aniar Teo and others.The gteic hubs are central to Údarás’s strategy to promote creativity, innovation and enterprise throughout the Gaeltacht, to facilitate remote working in rural Gaeltacht areas and help sustain the communities.It is also hoped the gteic hubs will inspire some of the Gaeltacht Diaspora to return to their local areas. Údarás are working on developing opportunities for a broad range of companies and individuals in this context.Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD officially launched Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta a network of innovation and digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas with Anna Ní Ghallachair, Board Member and Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh Príomhfheidhmeannach Údarás na Gaeltachta .Photo Clive WassonBridget Gallagher, Máire Ní Chonchonille Mary Ní Roarty and Judy Ní Ógáin at the Official opening of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic @Gaoth Dobhair, a state-of-the-art innovation and digital hub, Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD., gteic is a network of innovation & digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas. Photo Clive WassonJim Slevin, Gearóid Breathnach, Aisling McBride and Noel McBride Official opening of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic @Gaoth Dobhair, a state-of-the-art innovation and digital hub, Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD., gteic is a network of innovation & digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas. Photo Clive WassonGovernment Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD officially launched Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta a network of innovation and digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas with Anna Ní Ghallachair, Board Member and Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh Príomhfheidhmeannach Údarás na Gaeltachta. Photo Clive WassonGuests at the Official opening of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic @Gaoth Dobhair, a state-of-the-art innovation and digital hub, Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD., gteic is a network of innovation & digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas. Photo Clive WassonDonnchadh Ó Baoill, Development Executive at Údarás na Gaeltachta demonstrates the video conferencing at the Official opening of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic @Gaoth Dobhair, a state-of-the-art innovation and digital hub, Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD., gteic is a network of innovation & digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas. Photo Clive WassonOfficial opening of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic @Gaoth Dobhair, a state-of-the-art innovation and digital hub, Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD., gteic is a network of innovation & digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas. Photo Clive WassonGovernment Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD officially launched Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta a network of innovation and digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas with Anna Ní Ghallachair, Board Member and Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh Príomhfheidhmeannach Údarás na Gaeltachta. Photo Clive WassonOfficial opening of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic @Gaoth Dobhair, a state-of-the-art innovation and digital hub, Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD., gteic is a network of innovation & digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas. Photo Clive WassonMícheál Ó hÉanaigh Príomhfheidhmeannach Údarás na Gaeltachta speaking at the Official opening of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic @Gaoth Dobhair, a state-of-the-art innovation and digital hub, Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD., gteic is a network of innovation & digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas. Photo Clive WassonGovernment Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD officially launched Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta a network of innovation and digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas. Photo Clive WassonGovernment Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD officially launched Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta a network of innovation and digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas with Anna Ní Ghallachair, Board Member and Mícheál Ó hÉanaigh Príomhfheidhmeannach Údarás na Gaeltachta .Photo Clive WassonA VR guided tours as Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD officially launched Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta a network of innovation and digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas with Eamon Gallagher, Meastóirí Domhanda a virtual relaity house design company supplying the US market. Photo Clive WassonOfficial opening of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s gteic @Gaoth Dobhair, a state-of-the-art innovation and digital hub, Government Chief Whip and the Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, TD., gteic is a network of innovation & digital hubs in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas from left are Mícheál Ó Duibhir Michael Logue, Project Manager Prmaerica. Photo Clive WassonFibre roots set down as new digital hub opened in West Donegal was last modified: April 17th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more