PorterShed Overview

Read on for an overview of the PorterShed – who we are and what we do.

Our Story

The Galway City Innovation District was set up in 2015 with the aim of transforming Galway into a tech hub where all sorts of start-up ideas could be brought to life. At the same time, it became clear that multinational companies looking to Ireland needed somewhere on the west coast they could be based as a landing place.

The PorterShed was the brainchild of the co-founders, originally established in May 2016, and the rate of innovation in Galway has increased significantly as a result. The very first building was based behind Ceannt Station in Galway city, and two more buildings followed thereafter – PorterShed a hAon at Bowling Green, and PorterShed a Do on Market Street.

The PorterShed has hosted many amazing companies – both indigenous and multinational – over the years, and we are focused on creating high-value sustainable jobs so that those who want to live and work in Galway can do so.

Our Community

Our Facilities

Ross Kinsella
Ross Kinsella

The PorterShed Tribe

“I knew straight away that I had found my tribe. I was living in Dublin at the time, and while I was there I didn’t think there were any programmers in Galway – at least start-upy ones. And then the PorterShed came along…and all of a sudden, there was a place in my hometown where I could go and do what I want to do.”

Connect with Us

Join the tech revolution and make valuable connections with like-minded innovators. Connect with us and elevate your workspace game today!

The Center of Galway City

The PorterShed is located in the beating heart of Galway city – and we are right in the middle of all that is happening in the world of technology. The two main buildings – PorterShed a hAon and PorterShed a Do – are located a short 30-second stroll from Shop Street, while we are just a two-minute walk from Eyre Square. We are also close to the cultural hotspots of Galway, making the PorterShed an ideal place for people to take some downtime when it suits them.

Salthill, the Wild Atlantic Way, and all of the city’s landmarks are all within cycling distance – and we wouldn’t want it any other way!

Become a Member

Our Full-Time packages are ideal for the start-up entrepreneur who wants to make every moment count, our Virtual options would suit those who want to dip back into office life, and our Corporate membership is ideal for FDIs looking to the PorterShed to set up shop. We have lots of other options, too, so read on to find out what membership options you can avail of at the PorterShed.

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