The DLDC CoLabora co-working project has launched its second phase in Bundoran.
The co-working space, based at Bundoran Community Centre, aims to create new working spaces for remote workers, start-ups and small businesses.
Four local Social Enterprise organisations in Donegal are participating in this training programme in cooperation with five other European partners including from France, Spain, Germany, Wales and Latvia.
Bundoran is the second of 4 centres participating in the programme to launch in Donegal. The four Donegal participant’s centres include:
- An Craoibhín, Termon www.craoibhintermon.ie
- The Base, Stranorlar, www.thebaseenterprise.ie
- Bundoran Community Centre, https://www.facebook.com/BundoranCommunityCentre/
- Spraoi agus Spórt, Carndonagh www.spraoiagussport.ie
CoWork Plus Bundoran will provide dedicated desks, high-speed broadband, and a friendly and informal atmosphere to help you support the life you want to live.
The launch on 1st October kicked off with free surf lessons which let guests experience one of the many benefits of living in Bundoran.
Following this, guests were shown around the space and heard about remote working and employment opportunities from guest speakers including Pierre Vandermeulen and Maria Gallo, and also from Finn Ní Fhaolain of Water Stories, Killian O’Kelly of Irish Gap Year, Rose Barrett of Grow Remote and Michael Tunney – Head of Enterprise, LEO.
Michael Travers of Bundoran Community Development stated “Bundoran is a holiday resort and it’s famous for its exhilarating cliffs, coastal walks and surfing. If you come to work in this new and exciting enterprise you can experience this exhilaration too”.
DLDC is very excited about the opportunities that this project will bring to participating organisations and their communities. Sinead McLaughlin, Project Officer with DLDC, says “The CoLabora concept is working very well in many parts of Europe. We look forward to many similar economic and social benefits that it will bring to Co. Donegal”.
If you are currently working remotely from home and wish to join a coworking space please contact any of the above spaces for more information.
The project has a Cooperation Transnational Theme and was recently funded under LEADER.
This project is supported by: Donegal LCDC, DLDC, Donegal County Council and the Department of Rural & Community Development through grant aid received under The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development in Ireland 2014- 2020 Europe investing in rural areas.