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Official Opening of Swinford Digiwest Hub

Date: 31-05-2021

The recently refurbed Swinford Courthouse designated as one of the Digiwest Hubs, will be formally opened this morning, by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys

The Digiwest project is an excellent example of regional collaboration where four Local Authorities, working with the Western Development Commission (WDC) and the Department of Rural and Community Development will be enabling and supporting communities to work in the digital economy. 

The Western Development Commission, in association with Roscommon, Donegal, Mayo and Sligo Local Authorities was awarded funding under the Department of Rural and Community Development Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) as part of Project Ireland 2040, to part fund the establishment of these hubs

The aim of this hub is to provide a resource to local entrepreneurs, workers, and communities in providing workspace with high-speed telecommunications capacity. Office spaces available include 2 desk, 3 desk and 4 desk options. There is also the added use of a kitchenette, common room, and a small meeting room, with a larger conferencing room available.

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr. Richard Finn, outlined “ The opening today marks an exciting new chapter for an historically important building. This fine Courthouse building is now remodelled as a digital hub and has been fitted out as a resource for local entrepreneurs, remote workers, and for the local community.  Connectivity is the single most important piece of infrastructure for today’s society and economy and this building is provided with ultra-fast telecommunications capacity”

Chief Executive, Kevin Kelly at Mayo County Council welcomed the formal opening “ This project shows collaboration at its best, with local authorities working with regional and national bodies to drive regeneration and sustainability. I would like to acknowledge all parties that have been involved in bringing this project to fruition.  It is only by working together that we can secure the future of our smaller towns, villages and communities” .

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