Ireland’s largest gathering of teleworkers is taking place this week as part of Culture Night 2022.
Emote staff across Ireland are hosting community events in 20 different locations across the country to celebrate four years of Grow Remote events.
Grow Remote is a non-profit community development organization that promotes remote work as a tool to bring about “positive social change in local communities across Ireland, including increased economic spending, a reduced carbon footprint and a stronger social connection”.
Culture Night takes place on Friday 23rd September and offers a combination of music, comedy, fashion and literature as entertainment lovers return to the culture scene.
At each event, dozens of local volunteers will continue their work to build a national community of remote workers across Ireland.
Volunteers in villages and towns across the island are raising awareness of the benefits of remote work, providing training, helping job seekers find remote jobs and running offline events.
To mark the occasion, telecommuters will lead a boat tour in Kilkenny, open an art gallery in Co Galway and host a No Hangover Dance Party in Westport, Co Mayo. chaired a climate action panel in Belfast and hosted a hot air balloon ride in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
This nationwide program of events, in partnership with Culture Night and We Act, aims to promote remote work as a “tool for preserving and developing the culture of our regional and rural places.”
Grow Remote hopes to introduce the local communities to the thousands of remote jobs that are currently available across Ireland. The community manager said the program of events will highlight the organization’s mission to promote the impact of remote work on the community.
Dónal Kearney said: “In September 2018, volunteers across Ireland began meeting to spread the word about the positive impact of teleworking on this island.”
“The community spirit of the Meitheal was central and the impact of the activities of local chapters can be seen in a number of ways – for example when someone finds remote work as a result of the Remote Work Ready course – or when a casual conversation in Skibbereen leads to a local person who finds work remotely.
“We have seen newcomers to Ireland find belonging to a community of local remote workers through a ‘Grow Remote’ social event in Malahide.
“It’s a powerful movement and we’re excited to celebrate four years of Grow Remote.”
https://www.independent.ie/news/culture-night-2022-irelands-largest-gathering-of-remote-workers-to-take-place-42007560.html Culture Night 2022: Ireland’s largest gathering of teleworkers takes place