EXCELLENT CONNECTIVITY & INFRASTRUCTURE

ROAD, RAIL, AIR AND SEA LINKS

The M9 motorway is located just 1km from Kilmeaden Fields (research has shown that 97 per cent of all foreign direct investment takes place within 3km of a national primary route). Waterford International Airport is in close proximity connected by a local link road which is virtually congestion free. The Port of Waterford, the most modern sea port in Europe, is located just over 16 km (10 miles) away from Kilmeaden and is one of northwest Europe’s key maritime hubs. Waterford City is also served by rail links on two important national corridors: the Dublin to Waterford Corridor and the Limerick to Rosslare Harbour Corridor, connecting the area to the western seaboard.

STRATEGIC CORRIDOR

Four national road corridors converge at Waterford City, close to Kilmeaden Fields. Waterford County Council has identified Kilmeaden Fields as the western link on a strategic corridor connecting through to the Port of Waterford and the expansive eastern side of Waterford City.

 

HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY HUB

Kilmeaden Fields is located at the intersection of Ireland’s bio-pharma/life sciences and ICT/international services industries. The area has established a strong bio-pharma and international services cluster in the region including AOL; Bausch & Lomb; Taxback.com; PNC Global Services; Equifax; State Street International; Citi Hedge Fund Services; Genzyme; Teva; Servier and GlaxoSmithKline.

EDUCATED WORKFORCE

Ireland’s South Region is home to 5 third-level institutions including Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) producing 3,000 third level graduates annually across a range of disciplines. WIT is leading one of five new Science Foundation Ireland Strategic Research Clusters, conducting scientific research into economically-beneficial outcomes for industry partners. Also located in the region are Institute of Technology Carlow, University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology and Tipperary Institute