The recently refurbished Swinford Courthouse, one of four Digiwest Hubs, was opened this Monday, by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys. 

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

We are also delighted that the Swinford hub is one of the first of 400 hubs to be part of Connected Hubs Network, Ireland’s first national network of remote working hubs. 

Tomás Ó'Síocháin, CEO Western Development Commission
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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.

These new facilities will enable more people to live and work in this community. It will encourage people to come home again and bring new life and new vitality to the area and the wider county.

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys

Chief Executive, Tomás Ó Síocháin, Western Development Commission welcomed the formal opening “This 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. We are also delighted that the Swinford hub is one of the first of 400 hubs to be part of Connected Hubs Network, Ireland’s first national network of remote working hubs”. 

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, was excited about the opportunities the new hub would provide to the people of the town “The Swinford DigiWest Hub will be an invaluable resource for local entrepreneurs, remote workers and the wider community. It will provide workspaces, meeting rooms and conference facilities – all underpinned by high speed, good quality broadband.  These new facilities will enable more people to live and work in this community. It will encourage people to come home again and bring new life and new vitality to the area and the wider county.”

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