Easy into Europe

Westpark Shannon, Ireland's Premier International Business Campus, is right at the heart of Ireland's Atlantic Way Pro-Business Corridor. It offers easy access to Europe, the UK, US and Middle East. We   confer all of the advantages that locating in Ireland offers and many more. 

Westpark Shannon: Your new European office and barrier-free access to over 500 million people

Easy and Rapid Access to European Markets

Westpark Shannon Ireland is centred between the two university cities of Limerick and Galway and is just 2 hours from Dublin Airport by motorway and 5 minutes from Shannon Airport. Our geographic position and membership of the EU and the Euro Currency Zone makes us a great base from which to access Europe, the UK, US, and the Middle East. When combined with all the advantages featured below, there is a compelling argument to base your business in Ireland... at Westpark Shannon. 

Westpark Shannon’s strategic location provides companies trading internationally with significant competitive advantages. Consider these facts:

Gateway to Europe and World Markets 

  • Ireland’s membership of the EU gives direct, barrier-free access, to a rich, sophisticated market of over 510 million people and over 28% of World GDP
  • Our membership of the Euro currency zone simplifies trading with most of the EU. We are the only English-speaking country that has this advantage.
  • Ireland’s membership of the Eurozone also reduces the costs and risks associated with currency exchange for those who choose us as their European host country.
  • Flights from Ireland and to the USA are frequent and are shorter than from any other EU member state.
  • Most of Europe is less than three hours away by frequent low-cost flights and direct flights of less than eight hours offer access to Middle East business hubs.
  • London is less than a 90 minute flight away.
  • Businesses at Shannon enjoy all-day talk time within Europe and our time zone overlaps parts of the American, African, Middle East and Asian working day.
  • Ireland is exceptionally well connected to Europe, the UK and the US on a personal, business and political level.

For UK-Based Companies seeking barrier-free access to Europe post-Brexit

  • For all the reasons above, Westpark Shannon Ireland is the perfect location for UK-based companies to have a European base post Brexit, perhaps as a part of a dual-location strategy. We are located between two major cities, next to Shannon International Airport with high-frequency flights to London (less that 90 minutes away). You will be based in an English speaking environment, in a Region offering an exceptional quality of life - just one of the factors which helps locating companies to attract, retain and energise talented workforces.

Other facts to consider in choosing Westpark Shannon - as a LOCATION:

Rapid Set-up and Easy into Europe – Westpark Shannon, Ireland's Premier International Business Campus, provides a range of office sizes and support options to give you rapid access into Europe. You can decide to start in our Global Business Centre (from 2 to 20-person desks) and expand to flexible office suites or tailored office suites, or you can invest in a bespoke Corporate HQ. Businesses thrive at Westpark and often outgrow their space - which is why the campus has breen designed to accommodate expansions.

Access to Ireland's and Europe's Talent Pool  - Ireland has a predominantly young work-force which is capable, innovative and committed to achievement. They are also highly mobile and eager to work for the best companies to advance their careers (and Westpark attracts the best companies). Most of Ireland's workforce is within 2 hours of Westpark - Dublin, for instance, is only 2 hours away. Westpark is also close to 2 university cities, Limerick (20 minutes) and Galway (60 minutes) and there are six third-level colleges nearby, providing a strong flow of highly educated graduates. Europe also represents a wide talent pool of multi-lingual workers who are free to work in Ireland and can be easily attracted by opportunity and the attractive lifestyle.

Motorways and Flights – Westpark is adjacent to direct motorway connections to Dublin City and Dublin Airport. Dublin Airport is just over 2 hours away and provides flights to over 150 destinations. Westpark is also just 5 minutes from Shannon Airport which provides direct flights to destinations across the UK, Europe, the US and Canada. It offers full US Customs and Border Protection preclearance facilities.

Nearby Cities – Westpark is centred between two of Ireland’s university cities - Galway and Limerick. Limerick City is just a 20 minute drive and Galway City 60 minutes.

Exceptional Quality of Life: Westpark Shannon is located between two major Irish cities and it is also centred on the Atlantic Way Region - and enjoys pure, fresh air coming in from the Atlantic, which is both invigorating and healthy. It also has an amazing coastline and the River Shannon, one of the world's great rivers, flows through it. It is a perfect work and lifestyle environment for individuals and families.  

Join Globally-Trading Companies – Westpark is already home to over 50 companies. These range from major global corporations to smaller vibrant businesses and include world-renowned names in aviation, finance, logistics, information and communication technology and business services. They include major enterprises like GECAS, Pepper, AerCap, DHL and Enterprise Ireland.

Leading Edge ICT: Westpark is future-proofed and fibre enabled for ICT and provides access through major carriers via high speed, enet carrier-neutral fibre networks to the US, Canada, the UK and Europe.

Perfect Global 'Talk Time' Location: Businesses at Shannon enjoy all-day talk time within Europe and our time zone overlaps parts of the American, African, Middle East and Asian working day. Below you can see some examples of the hours you can talk to destinations during a working day at Westpark.

Westpark Shannon, the perfect 'Talk Time' location

A working day at Westpark Shannon overlaps with destinations around the world, which gives your business extensive global ‘talk time’. Above, is the number of hours you can talk to these locations during a Westpark working day. Based on summer time hours 8.00 to 17.00 (April to October)