Kells Enterprise Centre
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We were delighted to welcome 4th Year Creative Art Students from Athlone I.T to Kells Enterprise Centre this week.
The Kells Type Trail now in its 10th year, is an annual festival celebrating typography and lettering as a modern art form. Each year one word is translated into a variety of languages reflecting the diversity of the Kells community, this years word is ‘TYPE’.
Through a series of collaborations and workshops with, for example, Kells primary & post-primary schools; students from Athlone Institute of Technology, Dundalk DKIT, local artists and poets and Meath Arts Office, these words are then interpreted by artist Mark Smith & his creative TypeTrail team to bring an imaginative message to the streets of Kells.
This takes the form of up to 33 indoor and outdoor art installations which form a walking trail around the town. Mostly temporary in nature, each year one piece is chosen as a TypeTrail legacy piece with the long term objective of a permanent TypeTrail presence in the town.
The students went away with a lot to think about, and we are really looking forward to seeing what they produce for the Creative Place Making Project..
Are you one of the thousands of people who commute out of Meath and surrounding counties each day? Leaving your house at the crack of dawn to make it in on time and spending far too much time sitting behind your steering wheel?
If there was an alternative option to skip the commute 1 maybe 2 days a week would that interest you?
Whilst avoiding your office altogether is probably not an option for most there is a growing trend for Employers to allow Employees to work remotely 1-2 days per week to give them a break from the daily grind of the commute.
This seems like an obvious solution to help improve the quality of life for people who commute for work and gradually more big businesses in Dublin are coming on board with the idea. A lot of people need nothing more than their laptop, a good internet connection and access to coffee to get a good day’s work done! However, although it makes complete sense for commuting employees to work remotely the unfortunate reality is that many don’t have the option as
A) Employers want them in the office or
B) They have no suitable location from which to work from.
Well fortunately things are beginning to change with the advent of Smart Working- the use of technology to facilitate flexible and remote working. Big companies and indeed SMEs throughout Ireland are becoming more aware of the fact that people cannot and will not sustain the ridiculous commutes or indeed the astronomical costs of living in Dublin. They are therefore beginning to turn to the idea of Smart Working- allowing employees to work in managed spaces such as the Kells Tech Hub for a day or two each week.
Working from a managed co-working space offers many advantages over working from home. To begin with, Kells Tech Hub has super-fast fibre broadband with a speed of 500mb, a large co-working space with large tables and ergonomically designed chairs. Each desk comes with its own locker and we offer excellent complimentary coffee and also tea! With plenty of meeting rooms and breakout spaces Kells Tech Hub is ideal, located just off the M3 with ample free parking and a staffed reception. As well as all the physical comforts Kells Tech also offers members the opportunity to be a part of an innovative community of entrepreneurs, freelancers and smart workers.
We have several Corporate Co-working Membership packages available as well as individual memberships. For more information on the packages and availability please visit KellsTech.com or call us on 046 9073753 to arrange a tour of the Hub.
Kells is one of the most historic towns in Ireland. The town serves as the administrative centre for North Meath. The town is located at junction 10 on the M3 motorway which connects it to the capital.
Kells has grown over the past number of years with a current population of 6,500. It also has a significant population of almost 1.3 million from a catchment area within a 45 minute drive.
Kells is situated on one of the principal arterial motorways to the capital, M3, which links to the M50, the Dublin Orbital Motorway at 42 minutes and at 49 minutes to DublinAirport.
Kells is also located on the N52, a national primary route which links the town going East with N2 to Derry and the M1 motorway to Belfast and going West with the N4/N5 and the M6 motorway to Galway.
“Strategically located, we are well positioned to service customers across Europe. Ireland has the highest number of people employed in the medical device industry anywhere in Europe, meaning Arc Royal are at the heart of the latest industry developments and benefit from having access to employees with vital industry experience and global market insight. We are certified under ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and EU GMP vol.4 Part 1.
We have undergone continuous expansion in Kells, and our facility today incorporates a European distribution centre, sales and marketing hub, multi-lingual customer service centre, and a surgical and angiography tray assembly division employing over 200 people.”
“Smurfit Kappa News Press chose Kells ahead of other locations due to its proximity to our key Dublin and Belfast markets. The improved road network and enhanced facilities currently available in Kells has further endorsed this decision. We have been here for more than a decade; we intend staying for many more and we are very happy to recommend Kells as a prime location for local, national and international business”
KellsBusinessPark is a modern, well serviced business environment located at junction 10 on the M3 motorway, 49 minutes from DublinAirport with all modern telecommunication infrastructures in place. It is a first class business location for multi-national and national companies. A variety of industrial, warehousing, wholesale, distribution and service companies are located on the fully serviced 80-acre site. KellsBusinessPark is the ideal location for any company to do it’s business.
Kells Enterprise & Technology Centre - is located in KellsBusinessPark on the edge of town. It’s an ideal world class facility there to provide services for large businesses or start up operations. Facilities available:
- Air-conditioned call centre space of 18.000 sq. feet to let in 5 independent units
- The large conference room catering for up to 60 delegates with full audiovisual facility.
- Training suites/executive offices on the first floor
- 220 car park spaces and on-site CCTV
Companies operating on a global basis require staff with a broad range of language skills to support a multilingual business. Kells has a wide range of nationalities living locally and can offer more than 37 languages spoken as mother tongue within its catchment area. See the brochure below for further details of these figures.
The town also is well served with excellent restaurants, great amenities and stunning scenery.
Leisure and Entertainment
The town also has a Library which offers an excellent facility at the heart of the town containing both an adults and children’s section offering creative writing classes for adults, an adult book club and a children’s book club.
Kells also enjoys excellent sports facilities with a wide variety of sports being catered. The town offers 18 sports clubs, including a large public swimming pool, Headford Golf Club and North Meath Rugby Club.
Music, Festivals and Events
Within easy reach of the town there are a number of excellent family based country and tourist attractions which offer a variety of activities for the family. In addition, Moynalty an adjoining village of Kells, hosts the Moynalty Steam Threshing festival every year, which provides a wonderful exhibition of machinery and trades, including livestock competitions, set dancing and many more activities.
For most people Kells is associated with the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is probably the most famous of illustrated manuscripts and is one of the best known books in the world. Kells also contains many historic remains including the Round Tower, High Crosses and St. Columba’s House.
Kells has wide variety of excellent housing choices to suit your lifestyle preferences. Whether you prefer the buzz of the town life or the quiet calm of a rural setting, Kells has plenty of options for you from large detached family homes and semi detached houses to bungalows etc.
Kells can offer you and your family a great lifestyle as well as a great location for your business.
Ireland has one of the lowest Statutory Corporate Tax Rates in the world at 12.5%. Companies that choose Ireland as their European or International Database have been able to maximise the favourable tax regime to achieve a high rate of return on their investment
Find out more about Ireland's Favourable Tax Regime.
Kells Economic Opportunities Brochure pdf, 1,575kb