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  • Leitrim is the third county to be launched in the regional image bank.
  • Images taken across multiple sectors by professional photographer Paul McGuckin.
  • Variety of high-quality images now available for free to download.

The Western Development Commission, in partnership with Leitrim County Council today launched an industry focused Image Bank for Co. Leitrim. This is the third county to be launched as part of a wider initiative across the West and Northwest following Co. Donegal’s launch in April 2022 and Co. Sligo before this.

The image bank, which is the latest element of the agency’s ‘More To Life’ campaign has been created to highlight the opportunities for highly skilled career choices across the region. The images, all taken by professional photographer Paul McGuckin will now become freely available for those who wish to promote Leitrim and the Northwest as a location to live, work and invest in.

Vistamed Medical Device Worker in a clean room setting

The project, which had been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic was restarted in recent months with the photographer spending time across the county of Leitrim to ensure all sectors across FDI, Indigenous companies, the start-up community, the vibrant food scene, the connected Hubs and much more was captured. Choosing the companies and organising the logistics of each shoot was a collaboration between the team at the WDC, The Atlantic Economic Corridor officer and Leitrim County Council.

The variety of high-quality images includes Masonite, The Food Hub, The Hive, Vistamed, Cora Systems, Mohill Enterprise Centre and many more.

CEO of the Western Development Commission, Tomás Ó Síocháin, said:

The image bank is an integral part of our More to Life campaign. These high-quality images, which are free to use, will support the Leitrim community, our key stakeholders and our diaspora to showcase the wide-range of ongoing activity and the many roles available across tech, pharma, retail, customer service and more so that together, we can help Leitrim to recover in 2022 and beyond.

While similar content libraries exist, there are none that are specific to industry in Ireland and Head of Communications, Allan Mulrooney says they expect to see a large demand on downloads and use of the platform; “Placemaking continues to play a hugely influential role in the West and Northwest of Ireland’s drive for economic success.

Our More To Life campaign showcases limitless potential to develop a career across a range of specialist areas in Leitrim, which is now more important than ever with more people looking to move and the ability to work remotely from anywhere in Ireland. The image bank is another visual representation of the benefits of living, working and investing in Leitrim and the Northwest”.

Cora Systems in Carrick on Shannon; technology business
Cora Systems in Carrick on Shannon; technology business

Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ita Reynolds Flynn stated that “Leitrim County Council welcome the Image Bank as a resource to promote Leitrim as a great place to live and work, showcasing our excellence across range of sectors from manufacturing, medtech and ICT. It also captures the excellent quality of life we can offer to those looking to relocate to Leitrim.” She added that “Leitrim County Council were delighted to collaborate with the WDC on this initiative and we would like to extend a special thanks to all the businesses that agreed to take part. We look forward to utilizing these images along with our strategic partners as we promote Leitrim for investment opportunities”.

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