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Longford Works - Work Smarter, Live Better


Whether you're an entrepreneur starting up, a remote worker looking for an option that isn’t your kitchen table, or whether you just need a workspace to meet a deadline while traveling; Longford Works has everything you need, to ‘Work Smarter, Live Better’. So what is it all about? 

Longford Works is a network of remote working hubs in key locations across County Longford including: Abbeyshrule, Ardagh, Edgeworthstown, Longford Town, Moydow, Moyne, and Mullinalaghta.

Longford Works locations allow remote workers, entrepreneurs, or business owners to work closer to home in a professional environment.

Workspaces are tailored to your needs, with hot desks, individual and team offices, meeting or collaboration rooms and event spaces to choose from. And there are no connection worries, with high-speed WIFI and video conferencing rooms. Your security is also a top priority with restricted access, including secure dedicated offices, and monitored CCTV.

With Longford Works you're not only joining an office space, you're also joining a community of professionals and entrepreneurs, cutting out the commute and creating more time for professional growth and building networks. Many of the network locations schedule social and community events to help you get to know your Longford Works colleagues!

And entrepreneurs are finding it easier to get their businesses off the ground, leaving rates payments behind by starting out in a Longford Works location. Start-ups are also cutting out other overheads such as office fit-out, security, lighting, heat, cleaning and even parking – Longford Works has it all taken care of!

European Region of the Future 2024

The Midlands Region of Ireland has been recognised as a Financial Times ‘European Region of the Future’ for 2024. This prestigious acknowledgment reflects the region’s outstanding achievements and potential for future growth. The Midlands is a dynamic region in the heart of Ireland with exciting prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion. The Midlands is Ireland’s most connected region and we are maximising opportunities for economic growth through our three strategic objectives focusing on sustainability, digitalisation and placemaking. Fastest growing region for FDI jobs growth in 2023 The latest IDA Ireland annual report records the Midlands as being the fastest-growing region for FDI jobs growth in 2023, witnessing a remarkable 5.8% year-on-year growth at IDA client companies. The annual growth is part of a trend in recent years of consistent employment growth among companies in the region, which has seen a sustained increase in employment participation rates. l Thriving Clusters in Manufacturing, ICT, Engineering and Food & Drink l Key high-growth sectors, represented by regional cluster groups, include Advanced Manufacturing, ICT, Engineering and Food & Drink. l Significant FDI investment in Longford l Center Parcs are investing strongly in Longford, with a €100m expansion of their Longford Forest operation set to create 200 additional jobs.

Socio-economic profile of County Longford


Longford's Infrastructural Upgrade under the National Broadband Plan

Work on a €34 Million investment into high-speed fibre broadband for Longford under the National Broadband Plan started earlier this year. The rollout will see Longford businesses benefit greatly from this improvement to our key digital infrastructure and will also make it even more advantageous to locate business in the county and signaling future commercial development for the region. This upgrade will open up business opportunities in e-learning, remote working and the relocation of 'born-digital' enterprises. 

Longford's Growing Network of Rural Working Hubs

With the impact of Covid-19 and the growing appetite for home and remote working, Longford is looking to the future by continuing with our development of rural working hubs. These hubs will include the Providers Buildings in Longford Town, CO:WORX in Edgeworthstown and the Yard Hub in Abbeyshrule. These state-of-the-art facilities will allow companies' employees to work closer to home, provide an excellent base for entrepreneurs and start-ups, contribute towards a low-carbon future and help redevelop our towns and villages under a digital strategy. 


This project was assisted by Longford Local Community Development Committee, Longford Community Resources Clg. and Longford County Council through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 which is part-financed by the EU, "The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas" and the Department of Rural & Community Development.       The European Commission.

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