Ireland might not be the first place a digital nomad considers when planning their next journey, but it’s a wonderful place to work while you see new sights and soak up the culture. Ireland has beautiful natural features, friendly people, and a fast-spreading remote work movement that makes it a great choice for digital nomads who want to try something different. While the capital city of Dublin has lots of excellent co-working options, one of the great things about being a digital nomad is that you have the freedom to explore places off the beaten track. If you’re considering Ireland, check out these five great options for digital nomads!
A small city nestled on the west coast, Galway is known as Ireland’s cultural capital because of its vibrant arts scene. Galway gives you all the attractions of a city as well as quick access to beautiful natural attractions along the Wild Atlantic Way. There are several co-working spaces in Galway, from daily rate deals at the Portershed to more long-term options at WestWorks. You can even work free of charge at the Bank of Ireland Workbench! Galway has an excellent selection of hostels, B&Bs, and AirBnB listings, so you can always find accommodation that fits your budget and lifestyle preferences.
Donegal is the northernmost county of the Republic of Ireland and borders Northern Ireland. Known for its wild rural landscape, this is the perfect place for people who want to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. Craoibhín Termon is a space right beside Glenveagh National Park that welcomes remote workers and provides space to work right in the heart of the community. Another great co-working option is The BASE Enterprise Centre, located between the small towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar.
After you’ve been as far north as you can go, travel down to Ireland’s southern tip and experience breath-taking natural features like The Ring of Kerry and the county’s stunning beaches. There are lots of fantastic co-working spaces in Kerry, with seaside options like Dingle Hub and Office Light, as well as HQTralee in the county’s main town. Each of these areas has something unique to offer, so explore your co-working options as you explore this beautiful area.
If you want to visit the wilderness of Connemara, Mayo is a great place to go. There’s a fantastic opportunity for co-working with accommodation at Co-Work@One in Louisburgh- you can find all the details of their offer here. You can work in their modern workspace and hang out in their adjoining coffeeshop and bookshop in the evening, or explore the Wild Atlantic Way. While there are usually co-working spaces available, the accommodation is in high demand, so make sure to book well in advance.
Cork has a great mix of rural and urban, so you can choose between exploring its small, bustling city and getting away from it all in its smaller towns by the sea. West Cork is known for its stunning views and tranquil feel, making it the perfect place to relax while you work. Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen offers high-speed internet by the beach, while CoWork Mallow has the tranquillity of a small town with easy access to Cork city.
On top of all these incredible options, Ireland is the birthplace of an international movement called Grow Remote. This movement is pioneering the growth of remote working, with the aim of creating remote work communities and giving remote workers better opportunities and resources. If you’re considering a visit to a particular part of Ireland, see if Grow Remote has a chapter there and get involved with the local remote working community! They’ll be able to help you find co-working spaces and other remote workers to make your Irish digital nomad experience unforgettable.
This article was written by Rebecca Spelman.