From dark beginnings to silver linings – Galway leads the digital revolution

Dr Chris Coughlan, HP, Galway Chamber of Commerce and Adj Professor at NUI Galway, outlines his case for Galway as an alternative ICT high-tech location to Dublin

27th September, 2015
Dr Chris Coughlan

Galway is Ireland’s fastest growing city and the ‘Top Micro European City of the Future’. Popularly known as the City of Festivals, in addition to its great lifestyle attractions, it offers all the key elements and support organisations as an entrepreneurial high-tech eco-system and is rapidly becoming an alternative start-up location to Dublin.

Over 44 years ago, in 1971, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) began manufacturing computer hardware in Galway but in...

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