The new gteic in An Spidéal, one of more than 30 innovation and digital hubs being developed by Údarás na Gaeltachta, will provide "new jobs, opportunities and prosperity to south Connemara".
This is the view of Aire don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin, Seán Kyne, who was speaking ahead of the official opening of the new facility, which will be conducted by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, tomorrow.
The gteic is expected to provide vibrant, high-speed, broadband-equipped facilities for start-ups and established businesses. The Spidéal gteic includes hot desks, co-working spaces, private office spaces, video conferencing, and meeting facilities, as well as other infrastructure developed by Galway company Kesel Construction.
According to Minister Kyne, Údarás na Gaeltachta has put almost €550,000 in funding from the Government’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund to "great use and has delivered one of the first projects under this fund".
He said the gteic would support "innovators and entrepreneurs bringing new jobs and opportunities to the Gaeltacht", with "clear benefits" to the economy, and a role to play in "protecting and promoting the Irish language".