Working remotely in Donegal while still pursuing a career is a choice being made by a whole generation of professionals thanks to high speed internet.
At Franklins, we have been buoyed by the ever-increasing numbers of young professionals choosing to settle here, or return to their native Donegal from Dublin, Belfast or London.
Increased remote working in Donegal is a pattern that has gone hand in glove with increased and improved broadband coverage in the county.
Donegal high speed broadband
And with further improvements planned to the tech infrastructure here – a huge rollout of 1Gbps fibre broadband is planned over the next year – there will be little to differentiate connectivity in Donegal from the country’s more urbanised centres.
These advancements are enabling IT savvy, ambitious professionals to experience the joys of life in Donegal without compromising their career.
That’s great news for anyone wanting to enjoy the Wild Atlantic Way of life, the rugged landscape, the spectacular beaches, lakes and mountains while keeping their career ambitions high.
It all makes Donegal a very attractive option for professionals, especially those wanting to raise a family away from the humdrum of city life.
That’s not to mention the very real value for money in the Donegal property market. Donegal house prices remain well below the national average. There’s no doubting the fantastic value available right across the county.
Low childcare costs in Donegal
Then there’s Donegal childcare costs, commute-times and crime rates – all among the lowest in the country.
And it’s not just in tech that our connectivity has improved.
The county is well served by an improved road network and the Dublin to Donegal commute time is now just a little over three hours.
Donegal Airport also connects us to Dublin while nearby City of Derry airport affords an ease of access to the UK and beyond.