Co-working & Study
Hub in Carndonagh
SPRAOI agus Spórt has
completed the refurbishment of the buildings formerly
known as ‘Action Inishowen’ in Millbrae, Carndonagh into
a ‘Co-working & Study Hub’ offering local students an
ideal & affordable place to study for exams, complete
assignments and work with other students on team
Spraoi is also providing
additional co-working spaces at reduced student rates in
their Digital Creative Studio, Unit 9, SuperValu
Community Builder at Spraoi agus Spórt, Kathleen McDaid
said: “We’re delighted to have completed the
refurbishment of the buildings formerly known as ‘Action
Inishowen’ in Millbrae.
“These buildings are now home to a state-of-the-art
‘Co-working & Study Hub’ with its own office space,
gigabit broadband and kitchen facilities. We also have a
dedicated counselling room for students on site too”.
Kathleen explains that
while co-working spaces have traditionally been
associated with freelancers, entrepreneurs, and business
start-ups, they have now also become an increasingly
popular trend among students.
“There is now a global trend for students to go to
co-working spaces” she said.
“Particularly in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic,
many students have found studying at home an isolating
or lonely experience yet thrive when working alongside
other students or business professionals. Co-working
spaces also provide all you need but might not have at
home such as reliable broadband, printers and scanners,
and people you can talk to during breaks.
“Importantly, this makes for an ideal learning
environment – one specifically created to keep students
motivated and focused.”
Kathleen added: “There are
so many benefits or reasons why local students should
give co-working spaces a go.
“At our Hub you’ll be surrounded by other students or
business professionals who take their work seriously.
Indeed, you’ll be compelled to focus on your studies
because everyone in our shared workspaces are busy doing
their own work. This energy is also an excellent way to
motivate you to finish your own studies so that you can
start your career like the professionals around you.
“Students who study in their bedrooms are also often
distracted by other things going on in the home – which
can eat up huge chunks of valuable learning time. Where
you sit down to work has a huge effect on how productive
you are. Therefore, our co-working spaces help students
to study ‘smarter’ by helping them to quickly get in the
“In addition, if you’re hoping to go into business after
your exams, course or degree, our Co-working Hub is a
great place to make contacts and share ideas with fellow
students and business professionals. Indeed, we’re
hoping that our Co-working Hub becomes a fantastic space
for student start-ups – not only providing the requisite
state-of-the-art office facilities but also a
professional space where people can meet up with
potential customers or business partners.
“You also don’t have to worry about unreliable broadband
or internet connections slowing you down at our
Co-working Hub – and it is much more secure than working
in a coffee shop or other public space.”
Kathleen concluded: “I therefore have no doubts that
taking up a desk in one of our co-working spaces will
help students to excel in their studies and in their
future careers – not only in terms of increasing their
productivity levels but also by helping them to expand
their personal and professional networks.”
The refurbished ‘Co-working & Study Hub’ in Millbrae,
Carndonagh is open from 8:30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday,
(other days / times can be arranged by prior
appointment). The Digital Creative Studio, Unit 9,
SuperValu Complex, is open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
For further information on the co-workspaces available
at Spraoi agus Spórt please visit
www.coworkplusinishowen.ie or call 086 8420203.