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Smart Atlantic Way: roadmap to a smarter future in the West of Ireland launched

A ground-breaking new report was launched by the Western Development Commission and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in the Council Chamber in Roscommon. The report entitled “Smart Atlantic Way – A Roadmap towards a Smart Region”, does exactly what it suggests. It provides a roadmap for a Smart Region along Ireland’s Atlantic Coast. There […]

Grow Remote launches Chapters on ChangeX

Grow Remote has launched Chapters on ChangeX this week, with the closing date of Monday, November 5th. The Chapters are set to act as a bridge between remote work and local communities, as well as a point of connecting for places with real-life remote working companies for those looking for vibrant communities. The Chapters were […]

Blue Circular Economy – An initiative to support Marine plastics fishing gear recycling with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Aelsund.

The Western Development Commission with partners has recently been awarded funding from the Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic programme for an initiative to support a solution to reuse and recycle fishing gear from our sea’s called “(Blue Circular Economy BCE)”. The first partner meeting by the BCE consortium aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) […]

WDC welcomes appointment of Minister Seán Canney

WDC CEO Tomás Ó Síocháin acknowledges the contribution of Minister Seán Kyne during his tenure in the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Western Development Commission has today (Wednesday 17th October 2018) welcomed the appointment of Minister Seán Canney as Minister of State to the Department of Rural and Community Development. The appointment follows […]

Get appy with Galways westend

Galways westend along with Boon Agency has developed their own interactive app to bring the Galway neighbourhood to life on people’s smartphones. Irish consumers use their smartphones an average of 57 times daily with some heavy users admitting to checking their devices more than 100 times every single day, according to new study published by […]

Wild Atlantic Way Yoga Retreat at Salt & Soul Yoga Studio this October

Strandhill Yoga Studio announces new Autumn retreat from October 12th – 14th, Includes 2-night stay in 4-star accommodation.  Bookings available from www.saltandsoul.ie From surfing to seaweed baths, the bustling surf village of Strandhill is home to many well-being activities, and since its opening in 2016, the Salt & Soul Yoga Studio has welcomed thousands of visitors from across Ireland […]

‘Great Fjord Swim’ to provide a great tourism boost for the West

The Great Fjord Swim will see over 700 swimmers taking the plunge on Saturday the 6th of October, the highest number of swimmers since the inception of the Great Fjord Swim in 2012. The event is offering all things magical about open water swimming in the Killary Fjord, Leenane, Co. Galway. It proves to be […]

NUI Galway medtech accelerator returns

The NUI Galway-hosted medtech accelerator BioExcel is open for entries for its 2018/2019 cohort. The programme allows participants to build and commercially validate their technologies by working with existing entrepreneurial networks, mentors and management team. Funded by Enterprise Ireland, Western Development Commission, Galway University Foundation, Bank of Ireland seed and early stage equity fund, BioExel […]