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An Tánaiste opens €1.1m Business Centre for South West Donegal Gaeltacht

Today, Monday 08 September, the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan TD, opened a new state of the art €1.1m Incubation & Enterprise Centre, Fiontarlann, in Baile Mún, Cill Charthaigh in the South West Donegal Gaeltacht.

The Business Centre provides flexible workspace with free renewable energy heating and broadband for early stage and developing enterprises. The Centre will suit those who are seeking enterprise space and facilities of a high standard with on-site supports. The units range in size from 37 m2 up to 93 m2 and each incorporates a high level of technology fit-out and facilities.

Speaking at the function, Údarás na Gaeltachta’s chairman, Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, said, “This Incubation and Enterprise Centre, Fiontarlann, provides a new enterprise infrastructure for Start Up companies and small businesses in the South West Donegal Gaeltacht. The Centre offers a supportive environment for entrepreneurs to develop their businesses in their own locality and Údarás na Gaeltachta are delighted to be able to support and fund such an initiative..”

This €1.1m Centre is the result of an innovative partnership between WESTBIC and Áislann Cill Charthaigh Teo. and is funded by Údarás na Gaeltachta and the International Fund for Ireland. Údarás na Gaeltachta are confident that the Fiontarlann will boost enterprise in the area and will have a positive impact on the a local business infrastructure.