Excellent job opportunities – Global career and the best quality of life.
A location of choice for your business – with quality office accommodation and serviced sites.
A range of indigenous and international employers – across Medtech, Technology, Manufacturing & Food & Drink sectors.
Excellent outdoor recreation – the Shannon Blueway, Greenways and watersports.
Affordable housing, childcare and excellent schools – Atlantic Technological University located within 30 minutes offering a talent pool of 3000+ graduates.
9 Digital hubs for remote working.
“Unlike being based in a city there are no traffic delays or issues for staff with commuting.”
Pat Rigney, CEO and Founder, The Shed Distillery (Drumshanbo Gin)
Did you know?
Leitrim has the fastest growing population in the West of Ireland.
9% pop growth since 2016
Make work, work for you!
While many think of Leitrim with tourism in mind, there are opportunities in many other sectors too, which is an important factor to bear in mind when relocating as a family. Leitrim is home to international as well as indigenous firms in industries such as MedTech, Advanced Manufacturing, Technology and International Financial Services. Leitrim has a 20-year history of financial services with MBNA at one time employing 1,000 employees. Today Avant Money continues to build on this financial knowledge skill base in the region. Leitrim has a long tradition of multinational companies that have set up in the county and scaled their international operations including Vistamed, MCI and Masonite. In 2022, FDI employment grew by 6.3% in the region and many companies are actively recruiting. Indigenous entrepreneurs have chosen Leitrim to build and grow their own international companies of scale, including King & Moffatt and Cora Systems. These global industry leaders provide diverse senior level roles in engineering, applied sciences, logistics, supply chain management and more, with attractive and significant career progression opportunities. Leitrim is also well known for its Boxty and Gin with its food & drink sector having a strong artisan food presence and great local produce.
Moving to Leitrim is life-changing in all senses. Why here? Let’s start with the healthy lifestyle and fantastic outdoor opportunities. Being situated at the gateway to both the River Shannon and the Shannon-Erne Waterway, it is truly the marina capital of the Northwest. Leitrim is regarded for its unspoilt landscape offering miles of Greenway and Blueway trails. Leitrim offers a thriving arts and creative sector, culturally vibrant and rich in heritage
A Connected Place
Remote working digital hubs
Leitrim has a network of 9 Digital hubs offering hot desk, co-working and office accommodation for those looking for flexible office accommodation. Many hubs offer a supportive ecosystem for start-ups, with signposting to other development agencies and supports. Meeting rooms, hot desks and podcast studios facilities are available across the county. The hubs are part of the Connected hubs platform, allowing for easy booking.
Grow Remote aims to prevent people from having no choice but to move to urban centres, wanting employment to be available & accessible to everybody, everywhere; and at scale, want this freedom of choice to lead to sustainable, local communities across Ireland.
As a county Leitrim is well connected in terms of road, rail and public transport infrastructure. Centrally located Leitrim is accessible to national routes (N4 and N16) and rail networks from Dublin to Sligo.
Leitrim has excellent rail services with Carrick-on-Shannon & Dromod stations serving the south of county and Sligo station serving the north of the County.
Ireland West Airport is located 40 minutes from Carrick-on-Shannon and connects more than 700,000 people a year to UK and international destinations.
The National Broadband Plan is investing €56m high speed broadband infrastructure in Co. Leitrim. The Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), a network of ducting and fibre optic cable has been installed in Carrick‐on‐Shannon and Manorhamilton, which can be used to provide services including telecoms, Internet access, television, telematics and CCTV.
Check National Broadband Roll out for your location in Leitrim: https://nbi.ie/
“I’m a migrant who arrived six years ago to lovely Leitrim and I felt its magic from the first day. I was swayed by the spirit of its people. It’s a slow pace of life but so much better for the soul.”
Lola Gonzalez, Irish Times, Best Places to Live 2022
Leitrim offers excellent value for money in terms of buying or renting a home. While the availability of property in Leitrim remains challenging as in other regions/counties, there has been an active take up in renovating vacant properties over recent years. Leitrim County Council operates the Croí Cónaithe scheme which provides grant funding for renovating vacant or derelict properties.
“We ship to 24 countries in Europe, North America and North Africa, through Belfast and Dublin Port, which is less than two hours away.”
Cormac Kearns, Managing Director, Masonite
Enhance your quality of life
Community in Leitrim
Leitrim is one of the safest places to live in the country. Since 2017, the crime statistics for the Sligo/Leitrim Garda Division followed the downward trend for the state and the region. The Sligo/Leitrim Garda Division recorded a drop in total crimes committed for 2020 and 2021 by-15.1% and -2.6%, respectively.
There are many beautiful towns and villages that offer a true sense of community, and the opportunities within the wider region enable you to enjoy a unique work life balance.
Leitrim offers a wonderful start in life for children, with safe, welcoming and tight-knit communities. Most primary schools are small and local. Leitrim has an 81% progression rate from secondary schools to third level education.
30 – Early Childhood Providers
37 – Primary Schools
7 – Post Primary Schools
30 – Minutes from Atlantic Technological University (Sligo campus)
Leitrim is well known for its thriving cultural scene, from the Dock Arts Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon to the Sculpture Centre in Manorhamilton, the Cornmill Theatre, Carrigallen as well as numerous arts and heritage festivals.
Leitrim offers a wide range of quality restaurants including the Cottage Restaurant owned by TV Chef Sham Hanifa and the award-winning Oarsman restaurant (Michelin 2020). Leitrim is home to a global gin and whiskey distillery, the Shed Distillery, located in Drumshanbo.
Leitrim County Council works collaboratively with development agencies (Local Enterprise Office Leitrim and Enterprise Ireland) and with IDA Ireland to support indigenous and inward investment in the county. The council can offer access to expert knowledge and local intelligence and can ensure a faster and more successful relocation or expansion.
Support is available to both national and international firms of all sizes that are considering or wish to relocate to or expand in Leitrim and includes:
Sourcing property solutions
Advice on recruitment and training
Introductions to appropriate networks, suppliers, agencies and educational establishments
Help you understand and navigate potential market opportunities.
Carrick-on-Shannon Business Campus
Carrick-on-Shannon Business Campus is a turnkey office accommodation centre of 120,000 sq ft. Leitrim County Council is currently investing €2m in its redevelopment to offer Grade A collaborative workspace for SME and FDI clients. Currently home to financial services firm, Avant Money, the Campus will provide a supportive eco-system for firms locating in the region.