Where to work?
Combining a base of local, homegrown SMEs working with some major multinationals who have settled in the county, Mayo has created the ideal commercial environment. Companies from around the world have chosen to settle in the region and include Allergan, Baxter, Hollister, Ballina Beverages, Lionbridge Technologies.
Based on data from the CSO Census of Population in 2016, the Western Development Commission has published an Info-graph showing some key statistics for Mayo.
As well as boasting its own international airport, Mayo is serviced by an extensive rail network connecting its six main urban centers directly to Ireland’s capital city. Nestled in the heart of Connaught, Mayo is just an hour’s drive from both Sligo and Galway. It is also connected directly to Dublin via the N5.
- “We have an absolutely brilliant community here in Swinford. As with everywhere else, the
last few years have been tough on everyone but the community spirit here has gotten even stronger. There have been a lot of positive things happening and there are some great plans for the future of the town”. – Michael Maye
- “Claremorris is a great town to live in and raise children. Huge variety of shops, amenities and sports clubs. Located in the heart of Connaught so you can get anywhere in about an hour!” – Gerard Hanley
- “I live in Westport which offers a great mix of country town, renaissance living and luxury resort facilities. We take pride in our town and this shows in the beauty of Westport. We have an amazing selection of restaurants offering the finest cuisine from around the globe, catering for every palette”. – John Hynes
- “I live in rural North Mayo. It is quiet and beautiful. We have easy access to beaches and forest. There are beautiful old monastic settlements, mountains, rivers and sea. We get to see stars in the night sky. Neighbours still look out for each other. It’s a great place to live.” – Patricia Quinn
Hang Out At:
- “Open Door cafe in Killala is welcoming of individuals, families and groups and has great food.” – Patricia Quinn
- “Market Kitchen in Ballina for Award winning food.” – Tony Hennigan
- “Mocha Coffee in Westport is great for coffee and Wi-Fi, very relaxed and comfy”. – John Hynes
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