Co-Founder of @myAccessHub
One-On-One with Gearóid
Could you tell us a bit more about yourself, your job and how long you’ve lived in County Kerry?
I was born in Killarney, Co. Kerry. After studying Computer Science in IT Tralee, I wanted to use technology for social good projects. The projects I’m involved in includes everything from making workplaces more inclusive to Neurodivergent talent like me, to ensuring people have access to solutions to empower them to age more positively.
What attracted you to living and working in Kerry ?
Living in Kerry gives you so many options. From a career point of view, you can work for companies that are on the cutting edge of technology, in sectors from Fintech to Agetech. If you don’t want to be an employee you could set up your own business, the Tom Crean Centre and the RDI Hub are the places to be to help you with this. On the weekends the choices become challenging, where to visit?, where to eat? and maybe where to swim? It’s challenging because there are so many great places to explore. I’m still finding new spots.
How would you describe transport within Kerry ? Is it easy to get around ?
For me, living in rural Kerry, I’d be lost without the car. I plan on purchasing an e-bike in the next year, so that would hopefully allow me to leave the car at home more often. Bus transport is good when going from a village or town to another village or town. It’s just difficult when you live a couple of miles from the nearest bus stop. Rail and Air transport is great. I’ve often had morning meetings in Dublin, It’s nice to be able to jump a train or plane to make these meetings. The views are amazing.
How fast/reliable is your home internet connection ?
We have fibre to our home, currently averaging speeds of over a 130mb. The majority of the offices around the county would have gigabit lines.
Can you tell us about some of your favourite locations or attractions within Kerry ?
What advice do you have for individuals or families interested in relocating to Kerry ?
– If you are on Twitter it is worth connecting with people based in the county. Kerry people are very friendly and always willing to help by answering questions about the county.
– KerrySciTech is must see resource prior to relocating to Kerry. They have interesting blogs about the county and they also have STEM jobs listed on the site.
Thank you very much Gearóid for taking the time to talk with us and thank you for representing Co. Kerry as a Rural Ireland Tech Advocate.