The Region’s most connected Office

Easily accessible from all parts of the region, Innovation House is the Region’s most connected Office and an ideal location to scale your business.

Innovation House located just 20 miles from Castlebar, Ashford Castle Cong and Ireland West Airport, 40 miles from Roscommon and Galway City and easily commutable from all parts of Ireland by Road or Rail. One hour’s drive from Sligo, Ennis and Athlone and half that from Westport or Ballina, making Innovation House the region’s best connected office, located as it is in the centre of the region on axis of the N17 north-south and N60 east-west routes.

Claremorris has just won the Best Enterprise Town of its size in Connaught Ulster Region at the Bank Of Ireland Enterprise Town Awards in Kilkenny.

Innovation House is located beside the 4 Star Mc William Park Hotel providing full conference facilities within a few minutes walk.

Innovation House offers a high profile office on the Atlantic Economic Corridor in a town centre location with free parking on site. Claremorris provides easy connectivity for people traveling from all parts of the region and the office is enabled with the internet capability to scale your business within Ireland and beyond providing for seamless synchronous teleconferencing  and real time digital monitoring for servers handling the largest gigabyte file uploads.

Open plan areas and smaller office sizes are available and can be customised to suit the clients requirements. Flexible terms are available.

Innovation Ireland

Allergan, Baxter and Boston Scientific. just three of the world’s leading companies who are located in Ireland West. There are many reasons why such prestigious companies locate here:

Secure environment

Ireland West is one of the most secure locations in the world. The region is noted for its culture and an abundance of natural resources. It is home to Ashford Castle Resort and Conference Centre, voted the world’s best hotel in 2015, which is located in Cong in the Claremorris Municipal District on the shores of Lough Corrib and just 30 miles from Galway City Centre. You don’t get extremes of weather, no earthquakes or hurricances, although rhomour has it that there is the occasional rainy day.

Great Work Life Balance

Ireland West has that laid back feel for a stress free lifestyle. On the Wild Atlantic Way it straddles the Atlantic Ocean with top class sport and recreational amenities. In addition to which many towns enjoy internet capacity more normally associated with the big city, where team members can teleconference with locations as diverse as New York and NanjingMinneapolisManchester or Milan, and upload large data in real time. 

Educated Workforce

Ireland has a english speaking and educated workforce. Employees are used to working in international companies and have strong family connections with the Irish diaspora overseas. Close to 40 million people in the United States alone are of Irish ancestry, many times the population of Ireland today. Irish people are used to travel and upskilling both on the job and gaining accredited university qualifications.

Capacity

Ireland West has capacity to grow. Ireland West International Airport is built to handle not just private jets, but the largest of commercial aircraft. Ireland West is not congested and its towns have retained strong community facilities capable of providing for far larger populations without the cost pressures of Dublin. The region has a clean air environment with an abundance of land and water, a road. rail and fibre network with capacity to expand to meet the largest companies needs.

The usual reasons

Low Corporate Taxes, Motivated Workforce and access to the EU area with an english speaking workforce within the Euro area.

Less wellknown reasons

Ireland West has retained its strong sense of community and embraced its centuries of history to create a truly unique destination. Within a 20 minute commute of Claremorris, 30 different languages are spoken and yet the native Irish language and culture continues to grow in popularity.

Innovation House in Claremorris Town Centre offers low cost well connected office space in the Heart of the West of Ireland which is easily accessible for workers travelling from all parts of the region, It is a short walk to Claremorris Railway Station with direct Dublin services and just 20 minutes from Ireland West Airport Knock.

Thinking of opening an office in Ireland within the EU Area ?

You board your flight in the UK and little more than an hour later, you arrive in a different world. A stress free relaxed world with its native English speaking workforce. This new world which is nearer than a UK traffic jam is in the Euro area. It has very low corporate taxes and most noteworthy; the internet connectivity you need to grow your business. A mere 20 minutes drive from Ireland West Airport, you arrive at Innovation House, your new Office in Ireland which is within the EU Euro Area.
Innovation House is located in Claremorris town where there is a great work / life balance.  You can enjoy top quality sports facilities within a short walk of your new office. There is Swimming & Leisure, Golf, Equestrian, fishing and tennis.  Olympic standard Tartan Athletics Track, Land Of the Giants, and theatre.
Claremorris town is located in the Heart Of The West of Ireland, easily accessible from all parts of Connaught. With conferencing Hotels including the world renowned Ashford Castle Resort Hotel in the Claremorris Municipal Area and within the catchment area of Galway City, the European Capital Of Culture 2020.
Innovation House offers a flexible solution for your business to grow with Various size offices and open plan areas to suit your needs and rent of just £10 per square foot per annum. Connected with Super Fast GB broadband internet. In the Town Centre 5 minutes walk to Claremorris Railway Station with daily direct services to Dublin Westport and Ballina

Forget Brexit and avoid the congestion with direct flights to Ireland West from London Stansted Luton and Gatwick Bristol Manchester and Edinburgh

 

Enjoy a renewed stress free work live balance from your Claremorris office in Ireland.

Why commute in the age of the internet?

Innovation House Claremorris
High quality fibre connected office on the Claremorris Metropolitan Area Network, just 20 minutes from Ireland West Airport Knock within the Galway commuter catchment

Why commute in the age of the internet?

In England, one in seven commuters spend two hours or more each day travelling to and from work. This results in a startling compromise to their work life balance. A similar pattern is being experienced by many Irish workers. WDC research on commuting in the Western Region of Ireland indicates that people’s journey times have become longer, most noteworthy, travelling on congested routes into Galway city.

Monster, a leading global employment solutions company has researched some of the reasons why a long commute may not be good for you. The reasons include compromises to mental and physical health, together with financial and opportunity cost. Consequently, long commutes make people unhappy. This sad reality does not need to be the fate of office workers. Work life balance can change completely when investments are made into the internet capacity of local towns. Entrepreneurs are able to provide a much better work environment for their employees, without the compromises of the long commute.

What could you do with an extra 2 hours every day?

Spend more time with friends and family, or take up a new hobby. Gaining an extra two hours per day enables you to do a lot of fishing, horse riding, golf and cycling. It definitely beats sitting in the car for hours on end. Why not enjoy more meals out, or learn to fly, whatever ignites your passion. You can certainly afford it, now that you are saving more than €150 per week which you were spending on all that unnecessary commuting.

A one hour commute morning and evening costs more than €7,000 each year (based on the additional operating costs for a 60 km commute in an average size vehicle. This cost does not include fixed costs such as insurance, tax and depreciation). That is €7,000 each year which commuters will have in their pocket for living the life or paying off their mortgage in half the time. A mortgage which has 20 years remaining today, would be paid off in just over 10 years from now with the money saved. (ie paying €150 per week against a €170,000 mortgage at 5% apr).

Small towns are at the cusp of a technologically driven revolution. The internet is creating an environment where it is no longer necessary to commute into the big city to access high quality ethernet. Publicly owned internet infrastructure is luring jobs back to smaller towns. Savvy managers see the benefits of offering their staff a shorter commute to work, to say nothing of the much lower cost base for their company. A stress free lifestyle results in greater productivity in the workplace, hence a win win situation for employee and employer.

With the internet capacity and connection speeds of the big city, employees can teleconference with locations as diverse as New York and Nanjing, Minneapolis, Manchester or Milan, and upload large data in real time. The critical thing needed in a modern office is super fast fibre ethernet with resilience. The disruptive technology which has globalised the supply chain is about to deliver an equally disruptive change in favour of local economies, as employment returns to those towns which have big internet capacity. Why commute in the age of the internet?

The answer is you no longer need to.

Innovation House is a fibre connected office on the Claremorris Metropolitan Area Network, just 20 minutes from Ireland West Airport Knock within the Galway commuter catchment.

Lower cost base in Ireland West make it attractive to companies

As businesses in the UK consider their options for a post Brexit world, the lower cost base in Ireland West make it attractive. Following in the footsteps of a whole new surge of tourists who have discovered the magic of the wild atlantic way of life or tasted the luxury of one of the world’s top castle resorts Ashford Castle at Cong, Claremorris where the Tollman family have invested €75 million restoring the former spendour of this 800 year old estate. Tourists, some arriving in their own private jets fly into Ireland West Airport Knock, which is just 20 minutes north of Claremorris to enjoy the fresh air and stress-free lifestyle. With so many multinational companies located in the west of Ireland, some towns now enjoy gigabit fibre internet infrastructure of a standard which is similar to that available in Dublin, London and California.

While the impact of a hard or soft Brexit is much debated, Ireland has very strong advantages when dealing with the global economy, from an educated english speaking workforce, to its membership of the EU and the euro area. The much lower cost base in Ireland West makes it attractive for companies looking to relocate. Two hours west of Dublin and a world away in terms of the high quality of life which it offers, Ireland West is the reason some companies have began to look at alternatives other than outsourcing to the east.

The Dublin rental market is boiling red hot with office rents nearing €65 per square foot and an average apartment likely to hit €2,500 a month. While tight property supply constrains Dublin’s appeal, the west of the country is experiencing a bit of a renaissance. Property prices are still very much affordable, with good quality office space available to lease or rent at €10 per square foot per annum and apartments to rent for €600 per month and its never been easier to get there.

Innovation House Claremorris can offer flexible office solutions with gigabit fibre internet for businesses looking to expand and the can-do attitude to make it happen.

Innovation House is quality office space in Ireland West

Save the commute, enjoy the lifestyle, Innovation House is quality office space in Ireland West with high quality internet. Innovation House Claremorris is 20 miles from Ashford Castle Cong and 20 minutes to Knock Airport, within walking distance of the railway station in a town centre location. The office has networked connectivity with backhaul resilience and large bandwidth internet having terabyte capacity on the Claremorris MAN Fibre Network. Located midway between Galway and Sligo on the N17 Atlantic Economic Corridor. Dublin is just over 2 hours from Claremorris either via the new M17 Motorway or direct rail service. People working in Claremorris County Mayo enjoy a high quality work life balance with top class sporting and recreational facilities ranging from swimming and equestrian to championship athletics and golf facilities. Some of the most successful multi national companies have established in and continue to trade from Claremorris such as De Care Dental, CBE Software and of course Smyths Toys which was founded in Claremorris in 1935. Innovation House can offer your team the connectivity they need, with the stress free lifestyle that leads to success. Claremorris is a traditional Irish market town with a large catchment area. Within 20 minutes of Claremorris 30 different languages are spoken providing your business with a highly educated and truly multilingual workforce. A range of office layouts is available in Innovation House from open plan areas to small offices and meeting rooms. A 20 to 40 person office is immediately available and can be fitted out to suit your requirements. Larger space can be provided quickly within the existing building which can accommodate up to 200 people and there is an adjacent site for a large office block if needed. Get the connectivity of London , New York or Hong Kong in a community environment. Innovation House is quality office space in Ireland West where you can grow your business internationally.

Your local office for global business

Innovation House offers the connectivity of a big city office with the superb work life balance of the West of Ireland. Milliseconds from New York, London and Hong Kong with lightning fast fibre broadband, Claremorris has the capacity. Innovation House can provide you with the uncontested fibre internet resilience needed for today’s global business. Claremorris town offers Fibre MAN connectivity and the backhaul support to make Innovation House your local office for global business. Your team will enjoy the top class sports and recreational facilities which Claremorris has to offer, from the Olympic standard Tartan Athletics Track to the Championship Golf Course and Equestrian Centres. Fishing and outdoor pursuits are literally on your doorstep, as are swimming and leisure facilities.

Located between Ashford Castle Cong and Ireland West Airport Knock which is just 20 minutes away, Claremorris has good road and rail connectivity to make for a stress free commute. Claremorris is a market town in the very centre of  the west of Ireland and yet within a 20 minutes drive, people from more than 30 countries have settled, providing a strong pool of educated workers with  language skills for markets as diverse as Europe, The United States, Africa, Asia and South America. Within the Galway City catchment and convenient to Sligo and Athlone, Claremorris is literally located in the heart of the west of Ireland.

Check out the advantages of locating your business in Claremorris on the Chamber of Commerce website, where you can also see how other entrepreneurs have benefitted by locating in Claremorris and the resilient growth capacity which is available on the Claremorris MAN fibre network.

In Ireland, make Innovation House your local office for global business and you will find a location that is supportive to your business and scalable to suit your needs.

New 20 person office within Innovation House

A new 20 to 30 person office is now being constructed at Innovation House, Claremorris, which will be move-in ready in 6 weeks. This is a very high profile office with large open plan areas and immersed with daylight to create the ideal workspace environment convenient to Knock Airport in Ireland West.

The opening of the new M17 motorway has considerably shortened the commute from Galway City to Claremorris. From Ballybrit to your office in Innovation House is now just a 40 minute commute.

Claremorris high speed metropolitan fibre broadband is available on site with 3 phase electricity and natural gas heating. This is a town centre location with all the amenities you would expect from restaurants to coffee shops, banks to leisure centres and with secure parking on site.

Innovation House is a stones throw from the Mc William Park Hotel and Conference Centre, Claremorris Town Hall and 25 minutes from the world renound Ashford Castle Estate at Cong which is located in the Claremorris Municipal Area.

From Innovation House to Ireland West Airport is 20 minutes and just 5 minutes walk to Claremorris train station with regular services on the Mayo Dublin line.

Claremorris offers a high quality living and work environment, without the hassle of the city and the daily traffic jam. Located in the Heart Of The West, Claremorris offers an easy commute to all parts of Connaught and beyond.

Claremorris has premium sports and leisure facilities ranging from Championship 18 hole golf course to outdoor and indoor equestrian centres, tartan indoor and outdoor athletic track, squash and tennis courts, swimming pools and fitness gyms. Fishing and hiking, boxing and karate, ballet and traditional dancing, rugby, soccer and GAA, Claremorris offers the ideal work life balance. Land of the giants greenway is located at Clare Lake in Claremorris

Town Centre provides a 5km walk and cycle track. Continue reading New 20 person office within Innovation House

N17 Commuter – Mayo Galway

More than ten thousand people “enjoy” their daily commute on the N17 between Mayo and Galway.

Contributing much to the western economy, these heroic commuters undertake a two to three hour return journey each day through the scenic West of Ireland.

Most of these commuters follow their “thoughts and dreams” along the famous Saw Doctors N17 route between Claremorris and Tuam. Others navigate the alternative N83 and N84 routes through BallyhaunisDunmore or Ballinrobe – Headford. Every day 21,310 vehicles funnel through Claregalway on the N17.

Many of these determined commuters work on the East side of Galway City in Parkmore or Mervue Industrial Estates. They originate from towns like Claremorris, Castlebar, Westport and even as far as Ballina and Swinford and also from counties Sligo and Roscommon. Starting out each morning while their families are still soundly asleep, they aim to reach Galway City between 7am and 9am to start their working day and generally won’t return home until 7pm each evening if they are lucky.

The Mayo-Galway commuter represent the largest traffic volumes in Connaught and traffic has been growing year on year. In addition to those travelling to work, another commuter group are patients making their way to the Galway hospitals and students attending NUIG and GMIT  and those travelling from Galway to Ireland West Airport Knock and to work in the larger Mayo towns.

Recent low oil prices have provided a welcome saving for these hardworking commuters. With the average spend on the family car being €10,600 per annum; it is not unreasonable to estimate that each of these Mayo-Galway commuters are paying as much as €3,000 in taxes per annum as a direct result of their daily commute. Contributing as much as €30 million per annum to government coffers in addition to their income tax payments, these commuters are beginning to see some relief for their money with the building of the M17 Motorway and the potential reopening of the Mayo-Galway rail line.

Every three years, these Mayo-Galway commuters work the equivalent of an extra year by spending 10 to 15 hours each week commuting. Often sitting in a stationary car, waiting for the traffic jam to abate in places like Tuam or Claregalway. Each commuter generates as much as 7 tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum and drink gallons of coffee while listening to radio stations as diverse as Mid West Radio and Galway Bay FM to iRadio, Newstalk and RTE.

Every hour saved on the commute is an extra hour to spend with family, walking, cycling or other pursuits. There is so much to see and do in Ireland West, but little daylight hours for these hard pressed commuters to enjoy during weekdays. Every hour is precious and by enabling travel at up to 120 kilometres per hour instead of the current crawl speed, every kilometre of motorway built along Ireland’s western arc greatly shortens the commute.