It was fantastic to see the news of the opening of the PorterShed at Bowling Green featured in the news as so many local newspapers and online publications covered the day.
The Bowling Green building will be a home for start-ups to achieve their goals and turn ideas into reality – and we couldn’t be more proud to see it all come to fruition.
A whole host of media organisations showcased the building’s opening by Minister Robert Troy, which was terrific as it shone a light on why we moved into the new building. It also offered us the chance to tell the story of what we are trying to achieve here across the PorterShed community. In addition, it was great to see so much interest in what we’re doing here – and curiosity in all the amazing start-ups that are developing such game-changing ideas.
So, here’s a snapshot of some of the key publications that ran with the story of Bowling Green’s official unveiling:
The Galway Advertiser’s editor Declan Varley wrote a feature that was printed as a full-page spread in their March 10 edition.
The piece highlighted the backing of our supporters and sponsors – AIB who have been there since the start; Enterprise Ireland, who provided an incredible level of funding, KPMG, Vodafone, Siro, and the local community.
Elsewhere, Galway Bay FM reporter Ciara Mannion covered the opening live from the PorterShed at Bowling Green.
She interviewed Minister Troy about what the new building means for the local entrepreneurial community.
They discussed what funding had been supplied by the government for the regeneration of the building as well as the redevelopment of the former Connacht Tribune premises.
Ciara also spoke with the founders of Receipt Relay about what the PorterShed means for the local Galway start-up ecosystem.
They spotlighted the fact that the PorterShed has created some 820 jobs to date, and they also highlighted Minister Troy’s prediction that the newest PorterShed building would be the launchpad for many more success stories to come.
Ado Lyons from This Is Galway also covered the opening of our new premises with an online feature.
The article focused on the continued expansion of the Galway City Innovation District, and highlighted the positive boost it would bring to the local economy.
In addition to covering Minister Troy’s remarks, the piece also included quotes from GCID Chair, Maurice O’ Gorman.
Our friends at Galway Daily – one of the county’s main sources of local and breaking news – covered the opening of Bowling Green by focusing on the building’s capacity to host up to 130 members.
The piece, by Briain Kelly, underlined the importance of the hub to members of the entrepreneurial community and spotlighted Senator Seán Kyne’s comments that the opening was a “great success story” for Galway.
It also detailed the upcoming move to the repurposed Connacht Tribune building which will expand the overall PorterShed capacity to some 350 members.
Overall, it was fantastic to see such widespread coverage from our local media partners, and we’re looking forward to sharing yet more exciting news with our local journalists and the wider community of Galway in the months to come.
By Trevor Murray