For the past few years, Dublin has been the one to watch when it comes to their thriving tech startup scene. While London has previously been the epicentre of business innovation in the UK, Dublin has recently seen a mass migration of some of the biggest players in the industry, with Google, Facebook and eBay moving their headquarters to the Irish capital.
And if there's anything we know about entrepreneurs, it's that they love coworking. So it's unsurprising that the city also boasts some cool workspaces to help you turn your idea into a successful business.
For a homely feel: CoCreate North - from €100pp*
Just north of the River Liffey (as the name might suggest) you'll find the first of two CoCreate spaces in the city. This cosy space will have you feeling like you're at home away from home. With just a few desk spaces on offer this is definitely the workspace for you if you're looking to make some good personal and professional connections at work.
But despite its modest size, you'll still have everything you need for a good day's work. Of course super fast wifi, ergonomic furniture and printing/scanning facilities are a baseline when it comes to the kind of spaces we list here at NearU. But they also have a great little break-out-space-cum-book-nook for when you want to relax with a bit of reading during a busy day.
For brainstorming: Us & Co - from €45pp
Situated right at the heart of the city, Us & Co is sandwiched between Trinity College, the Museum of Ireland and Merrion Square Park. Such a central, well-connected location makes it the perfect place to work if you're meeting colleagues or clients coming in from opposite ends of the city. Or even if you just like to get out and see the sights in between meetings and work calls!
Speaking of meetings, Us & Co have four well-equipped meeting rooms able to accommodate between 6 and 12 people. Ideal if you're hosting an important presentation that needs to be done in-person, in a professional environment. But their coworking space is also nothing to be sniffed at! Choose from their hot-desking area, break-out space or social bar area depending on your mood.
For socialising: CoCreate South - from €100pp*
The second CoCreate space Dublin has to offer, this space sits just south of the Liffey (are you sensing a pattern here too?).
Much like it's sister space in the North, CoCreate South also offers a cosy environment for getting your work done. As well as fast wifi, free tea & coffee making services and plenty of desk space, CoCreate also host a number or social events and get-togethers for coworkers in the area. Join them for a post-work pint or two or attend one of their networking events to build your industry connections.
*Please note that this price is reflective of a 5 day booking.