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Arranmore Island Is Looking For New Residents To Move There

By Kiara Keane

June 16, 2019 at 10:02am


Arranmore Island off the coast of Donegal is hoping to increase its population of just 469 people by writing an open letter asking more people to come and live there.

Think the rural island life could be for you?

Well, the small island three miles off the coast of Donegal has actually just become the country’s first offshore digital hub which would make it ideal for freelance or remote working.

So as a result, they’re now hoping that more people will move to be a part of their community of those working in digital professions, and have written open letters to both the US and Australia.

The letter addressed to people in the US reads, ‘Your commute, no matter where you are, will only ever be five minutes. You'll have the best diving in Ireland on your doorstep and seafood to rival the tastiest New England chowder.

‘There are fewer people here than would fit in a couple of Amtrak carriages, but enough musicians and good Irish whiskey to keep the party going well into the night.’

The island is already home to graphic designers, game and app developers artists and photographers.

Arranmore native Neil Gallagher, who is CEO of a tech company called Caped Koala Studios, said, "The digital hub means people working for tech companies like mine can now work on Arranmore. The set-up is as good as any city in the world, but the view is so much better."

You can find more information on the Arranmore website here.

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