County Donegal

  • Donegal, in Ireland’s North West, has 16 active tech companies. Businesses in the region are active in the enterprise, cloud computing, and security spaces.
  • Cerebreon is one of the two tech ventures in the area founded by a woman – Gillian Doyle. The firm uses machine intelligence and algorithms to recognise insolvency failures.
  • In 2018, Donegal was awarded substantial funding from Enterprise Ireland to develop a Digital Innovation Hub in the peninsula of Inishowen.

County Kerry

  • Kerry, located in the South West of Ireland, boasts the offices of 35 burgeoning tech companies.
  • The region, fondly referred to as The Kingdom, is unique in that a high concentration of global FinTech businesses are located there
  • Companies to watch in the region include Dairymaster, Harpoon Connect, and Wazp.

County Louth

  • Louth, a small county located between Northern Ireland and Dublin, boasts 23 tech companies. Of these, an impressive seven were founded by women.
  • In 2017, the area’s tech businesses secured €44.1m in funding. Companies included GECKO Governance, Nova Leah, and Anord Mardix.
  • In July 2019, Enterprise Ireland unveiled a new technology fund in the region with an initial budget of €2.75m.

Cork

  • Cork is one of Ireland’s most disruptive tech hubs. It owes this in part to George Boole of University College Cork, who laid the groundwork for modern-day computer science by inventing Boolean algebra in 1847.
  • There has been a 63% increase in tech employment over the last five years in the region.
  • Apple’s global headquarters are located in Cork where the tech giant employs approximately 6,000 people.
  • According to 2018 data from TechIreland, Cork is producing the most tech start-ups in the country.

Galway

  • Galway on Ireland’s West Coast houses 105 technology companies. In 2017, 13 of these received €27m in funding between them.
  • In coming years, clothing company Rent the Runway plans to establish 150 jobs in Galway, with AI powerhouse Genesys pledging to create 200 before 2022.
  • The city is a centre of excellence for the BioTech and MedTech sectors. Thriving businesses include Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Creganna Medical.

Limerick

  • A haven for innovation, 12,000 new tech jobs have been created in Limerick over the last five years.
  • A ‘smart city’ roadmap was created in 2017 with the aim of increasing Limerick’s level of digital maturity by 2020. In 2018, the area was granted €6.5m in funding to help achieve this.
  • Since 2013, there has been more than €1.6b of investment by new or existing companies in Limerick.

Waterford

  • Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, boasts 26 local tech businesses.
  • Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology leads the way for innovation, pioneering research to advance the role of tech to benefit humanity.
  • Notable tech players in Waterford include the likes of NearForm, Immersive VR Education, and LiquidEdge.

Dublin

  • Almost one in ten Dublin workers are in software development – that’s over 60,000 people.
  • According to the IDA, more than 4,500 jobs will move from London to Dublin after Brexit – a sizeable chunk of what EY estimates to be a trillion-dollar asset exodus from Britain.
  • Dublin is Ireland’s hottest start-up ecosystem, with more than 1,000 new businesses based in the capital and one in five securing more than €1m in funding.
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Ireland's Tech Boom: Regions to Watch

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Ireland's Tech Boom:
Regions to Watch

Dublin isn't the only Irish region with a booming tech industry. Explore the country's vibrant hubs with our interactive infographic.

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County Donegal

  • Donegal, in Ireland’s North West, has 16 active tech companies. Businesses in the region are active in the enterprise, cloud computing, and security spaces.
  • Cerebreon is one of the two tech ventures in the area founded by a woman – Gillian Doyle. The firm uses machine intelligence and algorithms to recognise insolvency failures.
  • In 2018, Donegal was awarded substantial funding from Enterprise Ireland to develop a Digital Innovation Hub in the peninsula of Inishowen.

County Kerry

  • Kerry, located in the South West of Ireland, boasts the offices of 35 burgeoning tech companies.
  • The region, fondly referred to as The Kingdom, is unique in that a high concentration of global FinTech businesses are located there
  • Companies to watch in the region include Dairymaster, Harpoon Connect, and Wazp.

County Louth

  • Louth, a small county located between Northern Ireland and Dublin, boasts 23 tech companies. Of these, an impressive seven were founded by women.
  • In 2017, the area’s tech businesses secured €44.1m in funding. Companies included GECKO Governance, Nova Leah, and Anord Mardix.
  • In July 2019, Enterprise Ireland unveiled a new technology fund in the region with an initial budget of €2.75m.

Cork

  • Cork is one of Ireland’s most disruptive tech hubs. It owes this in part to George Boole of University College Cork, who laid the groundwork for modern-day computer science by inventing Boolean algebra in 1847.
  • There has been a 63% increase in tech employment over the last five years in the region.
  • Apple’s global headquarters are located in Cork where the tech giant employs approximately 6,000 people.
  • According to 2018 data from TechIreland, Cork is producing the most tech start-ups in the country.

Galway

  • Galway on Ireland’s West Coast houses 105 technology companies. In 2017, 13 of these received €27m in funding between them.
  • In coming years, clothing company Rent the Runway plans to establish 150 jobs in Galway, with AI powerhouse Genesys pledging to create 200 before 2022.
  • The city is a centre of excellence for the BioTech and MedTech sectors. Thriving businesses include Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Creganna Medical.

Limerick

  • A haven for innovation, 12,000 new tech jobs have been created in Limerick over the last five years.
  • A ‘smart city’ roadmap was created in 2017 with the aim of increasing Limerick’s level of digital maturity by 2020. In 2018, the area was granted €6.5m in funding to help achieve this.
  • Since 2013, there has been more than €1.6b of investment by new or existing companies in Limerick.

Waterford

  • Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, boasts 26 local tech businesses.
  • Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology leads the way for innovation, pioneering research to advance the role of tech to benefit humanity.
  • Notable tech players in Waterford include the likes of NearForm, Immersive VR Education, and LiquidEdge.

Dublin

  • Almost one in ten Dublin workers are in software development – that’s over 60,000 people.
  • According to the IDA, more than 4,500 jobs will move from London to Dublin after Brexit – a sizeable chunk of what EY estimates to be a trillion-dollar asset exodus from Britain.
  • Dublin is Ireland’s hottest start-up ecosystem, with more than 1,000 new businesses based in the capital and one in five securing more than €1m in funding.
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Information provided by Silicon Republic, TechIreland, The Irish Times and Engineers Journal.