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My experience with a Digital Hub after Storm Isha

In fury and terror, the tempest broke, it tore up the pine and shattered the oak… This poem came to mind regarding the power of Storm Isha on Sunday night which left us without electricity.  We were told that the electricity would not return until Monday evening. I investigated the situation the following morning and found a beautiful workspace within 20 minutes that was upstairs in Roco’s, Big Tree Work Hub, in Mountbellew, Co. Galway. A desk and internet connection were provided, and I was working away to my heart’s content on my translation work for Dréimire – Language Services. This digital hub is one of the many hubs associated with

  • is your one-stop-shop for hubs throughout Ireland. Launched in May 2021, it is designed to simplify and standardise the process of sourcing and booking spaces, desks, offices and events in hubs for a day, a week, a month, a year or longer.
  • is operated by The National Hub Network, a Government of Ireland initiative that provides a vehicle for individual hubs to come together under a shared identity to maximise the economic opportunity of remote working. The National Hub Network has the support of Government, remote working advocacy groups and industry representatives. In this way, also encompasses a range of key features that deliver significant benefits to member hubs, hub clients, employers, local communities and the wider economy.

For existing or potential hub clients, including employers, these benefits include:

  • An easy-to-use booking and payment system that is consistent across all hubs throughout the network
  • Development of a peer-to-peer hub community and the expansion of their professional network, creating new opportunities
  • Sharing of innovation, experience and best-practices within the community
  • Supporting collaborative projects in the Network to drive economies of scale
  • Supporting collective engagement between Connected Hubs and large scale employers

Hot desk is the simplest way to find somewhere to work throughout the day or perhaps a few days. I may be returning to this hub soon again due to global warming and the gradual increase in storms! Watch this space!

If you need a perfectly accurate, high-quality translation from English to Irish and the text needs to be revised by a skilled professional translation company don’t hesitate to contact Dréimire – Language Solutions.