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Remote Working in Donegal

Donegal is a really exciting place to live and work. Surround yourself with some of the friendliest people in the world, breath in the clean air, secure a world class education for your children, save money with a low cost of living, enjoy a healthy work-life balance, explore the natural landscape and enjoy high productivity with high speed broadband. With an increasing number of expats, a busy start-up scene, and a thriving ecosystem, it's the perfect place to relocate to. Whether you're looking to advance your career, settle down with your family, or find the perfect work life balance, Donegal has everything you need. 


Remote Working in Donegal- Public Consultation

Donegal County Councils Economic Development Unit is keen to maximise Donegals potential as remote working destination and is currently preparing a Remote Working Strategy for Donegal.  This strategy aims to maximise the potential opportunity that currently exists for Donegal as a preferred location for remote working. Have your say here 


Why Donegal?


Family Friendly

Donegal is the perfect destination to see your children grow up in a safe and pleasant environment. Everything is at hand: Donegal offers the sea, mountains, urban and countryside living, take your pick. 


Low Cost Living


  • The average price of a three bed semi detached house in Donegal is €100,000 compared with the national average of €235,028 (Q1 2020 REA Average House Prices)
  • The average monthy rent in Donegal is the 2nd lowest in Ireland at €582 (Q1 2019 Residential Tenancies Board)
  • Childcare costs are 21% lower in Donegal than in Dublin and 10% lower than the national average (Department of Children and Youth Affairs)
  • The Donegal workforce enjoy one of the lowest commute times in Ireland with 37% having a commute time of less than 15 minutes a day (CSO)
  • The EBS DKM Mortgage Affordability Report shows that a couple would only need 9% of their disposable income to make their mortgage payments in Donegal, compared to Dublin, where a couple would need 20% of their disposable income


Vibrant Urban Life



Transportation & Accessibility


Donegal has excellent transport links, motorway networks, a local airport and close proximity to several international airports, making it a well connected and accessible place.


  • Donegal, sharing a border with the UK, is a gateway to both the UK and EU markets
  • 1 hour flight time to London
  • 2 hour flight to European destinations
  • Killybegs Deep Sea Port
  • Carrickfinn Airport, Donegal, voted the world’s most scenic airport according to an annual poll by private jet booking service PrivateFly



Eurolines bus service provides connections from other cities to Donegal for €60 one way


Donegal Airport


Dublin Airport:

Glasgow Aiport:

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City of Derry Airport

- 40 minutes drive from Letterkenny

- Bus services daily


London Stansted:

London Southend:





Interline Connections: There are a number of interline connections to the UK and international destinations available from City of Derry Airport

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Belfast International Airport

- 2 hours drive from Letterkenny

- Bus services daily

- Over 70 international destinations

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Belfast City Airport

- 2 hours drive from Letterkenny

- Bus services daily

- Flights are available from Belfast City to destinations throughout Europe including Amsterdam, Reykjavik, Faro, and Alicante. There are also flights to destinations within the rest of the United Kingdom including Edinburgh, Liverpool, and Manchester.

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Ireland West Airport Knock

- 2 hours 20 minutes drive from Letterkenny

- Bus services daily see Bus Eireann or Bus Feda

- Flights available to 17 international destinations

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Dublin Airport

-3 hours drive from Letterkenny

-Bus services daily see Bus Eireann or McGinley Private Coaches 

-Dublin Airport facilitates direct flights to almost 200 destinations in 42 countries, operated by a total of 47 airlines

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Childcare & Education


  • Education in Donegal is among the best in the world
  • Over 13,000 students in Donegal aged 15 and over
  • Over 32,000 people in Donegal are educated to degree level
  • Childcare costs are among the lowest in Ireland



There are 156 pre-school facilities for children in Donegal. Find a Pre-school in Donegal Here


Secondary Schools

There are 27 secondary level schools in Donegal. Find a Secondary School in Donegal Here


Further and Higher Education and Training

Donegal ETB, the largest Further Education and Training provider in the country, offer a wide range of Further Education and Training programmes and courses in 17 centres across Donegal.  Find a course Here 


e-College in partnership with Donegal ETB also provide a wide range of funded online programmes and courses. Find a course Here


Dobegal ETB also provide outdoor recreational training at Gartan Outdoor Education & Training Centre.


Third level Institutes

There are 3 Third level institutes within a 17km radius of Donegal


Letterkenny Institute of Technology

  • Over 130 programmes of study. Find a course Here
  • Students from 31 countries


University of Ulster, Magee Campus Derry

  • 682 programmes of study. Find a course Here


North West Regional Institute, Derry

  • 394 programmes of study. Find a course Here


Living in Donegal


“County Donegal is the wild child of Ireland and home to some of its most ravishingly sublime scenery and beautiful beaches...a land of unspoilt splendour where stark peaks and sweeping beaches bask in glorious sunshine, and port-side restaurants serve majestic food.” Lonely Planet


Voted Coolest Place on The Planet 2017 by The National Geographic


Donegal’s rugged landscape is a delight for explorers offering ancient castles, green countryside, picturesque villages, sand dunes, nature trails, beaches, salt marshes, salt water lakes, rock face, coniferous and deciduous woodlands. In the county that boasts the highest number of Blue Flag beaches and the longest coastline in the country; you are never too far from a beach.


  • Donegal Food Coast
  • 79 walking and hiking routes
  • 450 angling waters
  • 14 surf schools
  • 21 parks and gardens
  • 5 national cycling routes
  • 7 Bike hire and tours
  • 9 equestrian centres
  • 14 surf schools
  • 12 blue flag beaches
  • 17 golf courses
  • Sliabh Liag At 688 metres (2,257 ft), it has the highest sea cliffs in Ireland as well as the third highest sea cliffs in Europe
  • With an area of 16,958 hectares, Glenveagh National Park, County Donegal, is the second largest of the six National Parks in Ireland


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