Free Coworking Space for Remote Workers in Donegal's CoLab and The BASE this Summer

CoLab, the LYIT innovation centre on the LYIT campus and The BASE located in Stranorlar are offering free coworking spaces during July and August. Whether you are living here and working from home, remote working for a company or planning a visit to Donegal and want to extend your stay by working remotely, you will be welcome to use the co working space at no charge, at The BASE or CoLab. That way you can see how it works for you, without any obligation at all.

This is an excellent opportunity to find out if co working suits your schedule and lifestyle, over the summer. Many people are already living in Donegal whilst the company they work for is in Dublin, Belfast or even further afield. If you’re at the initial stages of developing an innovative business idea, then it could be a great chance for you to be around other entrepreneurs too. The BASE and CoLab offer professional creative environments to work in and are equipped with exceptional communications technology and modern office facilities. All of which are at your disposal. And there is always someone available to provide supportive and friendly guidance on all things business, research or what’s going on around the county too.

A Community Connected

Equipped with exceptional communications technology, each innovation centre already has many professionals who work remotely in technology, science, software, and entrepreneurs leading the way in innovation. There is real sense of community, where people are keen to collaborate, share ideas and a coffee!

CoLab at LYIT

The BASE and CoLab have the digital technology needed to support your work, including upgraded meeting rooms with the latest video conference tech, ‘Zoom’ rooms, phone booths etc. No freeze frames or dropped connection in these spaces. The BASE just launched a Digital Hub offering state-of-the-art support for technology companies. CoLab and The BASE are designed to suit flexible working and offer professional coworking spaces, with a choice of meeting rooms, communal areas, coffee/tea stations and kitchens. Everything you need to work effectively but also in-house guidance on markets, agencies that support start-ups, training, and research.

According to Patsy Donaghey, "Since so many people are now working remotely in Donegal for urban-based companies, we thought it would be timely to invite people to try our co working options for free, particularly for those who are planning to visit Donegal on holiday. They’ll have the option to take an extra week or two and work from CoLab or The BASE at no charge. That way, they can experience the atmosphere for themselves. Working from home offers flexibility, but there's no denying the benefits of being in a professional environment, where you can meet other likeminded people, access first-class facilities, and just get out of the house for a day or two. We’re confident we can provide suitable options for people.”

The BASE in Stranorlar

Leah Fairman, Manager of The BASE, is excited about extending holiday/work for those visiting Donegal this summer saying, "Covid has accelerated the acceptance that remote working is here to stay. We want to extend this idea even further and give those who work further afield an opportunity to try out working in a professional environment in Donegal over the summer. A holiday/work trial if you like. This is a natural extension of remote working. If people are already visiting beautiful Donegal, they can continue to enjoy the lifestyle here and work for a bit longer remotely in a professional environment and connect with likeminded people too. You could say we are ahead of the curve.” 

Book your free trial today

Talk to the team at CoLab and The BASE about what you are looking for today, if you are planning to visit Donegal this summer or if you are currently working at home, or drop in for a visit! We would be glad to show what is on offer. You’ll be guaranteed a warm welcome and a useful conversation .


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