Why Galway


A spirit of collaboration

Tony Neary
VP & General Manager, Medtronic


From Here Your Business Can
Grow Anywhere

Galway is unique. In 1919 the first trans-Atlantic flight landed in Connemara near the Marconi wireless station which had been built twelve years earlier. Air travel and wireless communications: two of the biggest influences on the way we do business today. Both had their first European land fall in Galway.

Global companies can achieve more thanks to Galway’s pool of talent

Perched on the edge of the Atlantic, Galway acted as a bridge between Europe and North America in the 20th Century and there are many more compelling reasons for locating a business here today.

2020−2040 Vision And Beyond

Galway will be the model for inclusive innovation and economic growth.

Galway’s future success requires the interaction of a dynamic regional capital with a thriving region.

Galway Chamber’s collective vision is to make Galway the model in Ireland for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fuelled by the energy, drive, culture and diversity of the people of Galway city and county.

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Industry & academia combine to make Galway a Global R&D Hub


3rd Level Students


Population with a third level education


Science, Engineering & Technology Professionals


Creative Companies


An opportunity for us to stand out from the crowd

John McCardle,
VP Worldwide Sales, Channel Mechanics

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Galway is gearing up for further expansion.

Galway is well served with rail services and the expanding motorway network allows speedy, comfortable access to Dublin, Limerick, Shannon and further afield.

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