valentia island

Life & Business


We have to face facts – Fresh Atlantic sea air, locally produced food, a caring community environment, a crèche, an excellent educational system, the sea at your doorstep, a triathlon club, events groups, football, Rugby, golf and cricket clubs, not a traffic light in sight, walking, hiking, sailing, and all this in the most spectacular setting in western Europe – well, it’s just not for everyone.

But, it could be for you! Valentia Island is a real place with a real and vibrant community. We build boats here, fishing boats, leisure boats, fast working Ribs. We write software, we create, we innovate and we accommodate. Every day people go about their business; farming, building, manufacturing, food producing, and catering for the ever increasing tourist market. The pace of life is not so much slower here than anywhere else – it’s just more deliberate, more reflective. We care about community, we are there for ourselves but we are also there for each other and our children and our neighbours and their children. We surf the internet wave like everywhere else and we have our fair share of twitterers. We are committed to growing our community in a sustainable way through the creation and promotion of jobs in business across all sectors. Valentia Island offers a stable and authentic life experience for the potential entrepreneur.

At the beginning of the 21st century the traditional world is increasing obliterated by the fast place of life, work practises and the isolation of the individual. In the present economic turmoil society is now showing a renewed interest in the integrated and holistic views of ancient societies, in an effort to rediscover the balanced interrelationship between the person, the landscape and the community. Valentia Island Development Company is the Island enterprise company dedicated to promoting existing and potential new businesses interested in developing in our unique Island setting.

If you are considering relocating here please contact Elaine Ní Mhurchú , Island Developemnt Programme Manager Valentia Island Development Company @ developmentvalentiaisland@gmail.com for a chat. We can help you make the move. Make tracks for Valentia!