About Smart Places

Examples of Smart Solutions


Smart Technology initiatives in the Smart Places Region

(Smart Building)

“Together we have the opportunity to make our built environments more energy efficient, attractive, adaptable, environmentally sensitive and productive. The way we build can be more effective and reach higher standards than ever before. We can make our buildings really work for us; consuming and generating energy smartly to become real investments in our future”. Gene M. Murtagh, Chief Executive Officer, Kingspan Group.

(Smart Agriculture)

John Garvey, a part-time farmer from County Clare has developed a unique weather app tailored for Irish farmers.

FarmHedge, a free smart-phone app, provides farmers with on-farm alerts directly relevant to agricultural activities. The weather alerts are specific to the farm location and they relate short-term forecasts to the ten-year normal for that location to provide information on grass growth, animal health risks and other farm activities.


(Smart Technology)

Based in Donegal, the Digitel team have been designing and installing full smart home automation systems in new build and existing dwellings, while also offering commercial industries the latest smart technologies. Digitel have completed projects throughout Ireland and install the latest technology for residential and commercial customers in Ireland including smart home automation Sligo, Leitrim, Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Dublin.
Galway City

(Smart Mobility)

Galway City Council established the Galway Transportation Unit (GTU) to develop and implement an Integrated Transport Solution for Galway City. Working in partnership with transport stakeholders in the City, the Integrated Transport Solution will be developed and implemented to promote increased use of public and non-car based transport services, overcome existing congestion and delays in the network and promote a sustainable transport system for Galway City.
Galway County

(Smart Healthcare)

Greenpark Nursing Home, Tuam, County Galway, completed in 2011, our state of the art building boasts the latest in modern smart technology for lighting, heating, T.V., broadband and ventilation. In addition, touch-screen technology ensures that all resident’s activities of daily living can be recorded by staff, as they happen, ensuring the maximum quality of care tailored to the needs of each individual resident.

(Smart Commerce)

The Hive is Leitrim’s Technology Enterprise Centre which was developed as part of the Innovation and Enterprise Programme (IEP) which is a joint cross border initiative between Leitrim and Omagh. The centre opened in late 2013 for the purpose of supporting Technology businesses in the Leitrim region.

(Smart Tourism)

The Great Western Greenway provides cycle and pedestrian connectivity between Westport, Newport and Achill Sound. Planned extensions connecting the Castlebar hub to the Greenway will provide further sustainable transport options for communities living in settlements adjacent to the Greenway.

(Smart Education)

Promoting Smart People with Smart Skills, the Youth2Work career expos highlight courses on offer across the county. The courses promoted and supported by Youth2Work focus on equipping young people with employment skills in areas such as Business & Administration, Logistics & Warehousing, Retail, Tourism & Customers Care and tech skills in areas such as PC Maintenance; Social Media / Digital Marketing, Software and Web Development.

(Smart Communities)

A free energy upgrade of 24 Cluid social housing homes throughout County Roscommon as part of the Smart Technology Energy Saving Scheme from Irish home technology company Cliomote.

(Smart Innovation)

Creative Design students in IT Sligo tackled an array of challenges from how to dispose of cigarette butts and discourage graffiti, to the design of furniture and a stairs aid for the elderly. In an impressive end of year exhibition, the students showcased their creations, and demonstrated a flair for entrepreneurship as well as creativity.