Virtual, Scenic, Digital: The June Bank Holiday

When the weather shines in Ireland, there is no better place to be. Maybe this Bank Holiday Weekend is the perfect time to think about Ireland, its sights & sounds, its beautiful locations, its escapism. Is this the time to make the best use of your work/life balance, or plan for the future?

And perhaps this weekend will bring an opportunity to head out and to enjoy some locations again, if it is safe to do so.

Here are some of the most beautiful and interesting spots in different parts of Ireland, open physically (for those nearby), and virtually (for those embracing that tech component).

Cork’s Seaside Tech Trail

In Cork, the seaside walkway, known locally in Ireland’s tech hub as ‘The Marina’ has extended out from Cork’s Docklands, with key parts (from Páirc Uí Chaoimh to the entrance of Blackrock Village) now pedestrianised for an initial, three-month period. This will lead into the summer, allowing residents (and those within the permitted distance limits) an opportunity to exercise and take in these seaside surroundings.

It has also been ‘the’ week for tech and education to shine in Cork, with the announcement that Munster Technological University will open in 2021. This brings a second, multi-disciplinary University to County Cork and links tech education with its neighbour, the Kingdom of Kerry.

Galway’s Classic Appeal

Galway’s Salthill Promenade, one of the city’s most popular locations will mark a Bank Holiday with a difference, and if it is within your radius then what could be more perfect? If staying closer to home for the Bank Holiday, this city, home to GMIT and an artistic tech community is the perfect place to concentrate your plans.

Sligo’s Coastal People

Sligo’s coastal beauty has captured the interest of the world over the past couple of weeks, thanks to a very popular TV series aired on RTÉ, BBC and Hulu.

It is also a significant centre of tech growth for the West of Ireland with some of the best I.T. courses in the country on offer and is a focal point for industry investment.

Keep this popular part of Ireland in mind for your future visits and job opportunities, and if you are lucky enough to live nearby then enjoy your social space on the Strandhill Promenade.

Dublin’s Virtual Bloom

On our second visit this week to Dublin’s Fair City, we have decided to feature some exciting locations near our base at Earlsfort Terrace.

St. Stephen’s Green is the dynamic, cosmopolitan centre of Dublin life, offering the perfect escape in the heart of the city, and our team normally looks forward to the annual Bloom Festival, ordinarily taking place at nearby Iveagh Gardens.

But as 2020 has delivered us all a bit of a change, it has also given this ‘show garden space’ a tech edge with the launch of #BloomAtHome, allowing the public to interact with events, digitally.

These changes are also applying to those areas more traditional embracing of digital solutions, with the launch of Dublin Tech Summit Virtual being announced this week, keep an excited eye out for this in October!

This June Bank Holiday Weekend will look and feel different with some us having new considerations, this time off may be quieter than usual and spent closer to home.

But pay close attention to what has always attracted people to different parts of Ireland, and visit us again soon at www.stelfox.com for a glimpse into more of our iconic locations.

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