Donegal is a Life Sciences hub with capability in both the Medtech and Healthcare areas. Ireland is recognised as one of Europe’s largest Medtech hotspots. We are a globally recognised centre of excellence, and employ the highest number of Medtech personnel per capita in Europe. Medtech firms in Donegal include Medisize and Moll Industries. Abbott Laboratories also has a significant manufacturing facility in Donegal that has grown and expanded.
Our talent and high-capacity networks attract local and global tech companies. With Donegal’s young, educated and ambitious workforce these companies have access to the talent pool they need. We have a growing fintech cluster combining international companies like Pramerica with local businesses, ITUS and Gartan Technologies. We’re also home to Software companies like Druva and SecureLAN Systems and international businesses like Sita have selected Donegal as a location for software operations.
This sector has grown both to meet the needs of the local economy and to serve wider national and international clients. In the Financial Services area, home-grown talent includes award-winning businesses like Accountant Online and Cerebreon, and global provider Pramerica. Customer Service businesses based here include Forward Emphasis and Optum. We also have an expanding range of professional services firms from legal, to HR, engineering, accounting, web development, marketing and more.
Donegal is home to dozens of engineering and manufacturing businesses. These include international companies like Zeus and high growth local businesses like E&I Engineering. Irish Pressings, Fleming Engineering. With the longest county coastline in Ireland and a long tradition of fishing and seafaring, it’s not surprising that we’re also a great base for Marine Engineering. Leading marine engineering companies based in Ireland’s largest fishing port of Killybegs include SeaQuest Systems and EK Marine.
Surrounded by the Atlantic and a breathtakingly beautiful landscape, Donegal is the perfect home for cleantech businesses. Ireland aims to become a major investment hub for Clean Technology. Embracing this strategy, Donegal fosters Cleantech businesses working to reduce negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency, sustainable use of resources, or environmental protection activities. Donegal Cleantech companies include EnviroGrind and Dúlabio.
Donegal has an exceptionally high standard of natural ingredients and foods and a growing for our quality food and seafood culture. We’re putting ourselves on the map as a foodie destination and winning accolades for our work. Through the Donegal Food Coast and our county is strongly supporting not just restaurants but food and drink producers. Key beverage businesses include Mulrines juice experts, Sliabh Liag Distilleries and leading craft beer producers Kinnegar. Agri-food producers include Nomadic and Donegal Rapeseed and seafood producers include Mowi Ireland and Errigal Bay in Carrick.
Our famous and well-deserved reputation for friendliness and hospitality is matched by an increasingly diverse range of exciting holiday options. Accommodation ranges from 5 Star hotels to welcoming B&Bs, self-catering cottages and glamourous glamping. Activities range from sea and adventure sports to hiking and climbing trails, and the chance to explore our archaeological riches. And then there’s so much to taste at the casual and fine dining experience of the Donegal Food Coast.