Mix offers a new way of working

For remote or flexible workers, Mix Coworking at 8, Wolfe Tone Street in Clonakilty offers a fabulous workspace to connect with technology and people. The high ceilings, exposed beams, lots of plants and muted colours combine to offer a calm backdrop to this thoughtfully-designed space, which boasts 16 desks, comfortable ergonomic chairs, USB charging docks, sound-absorbing panelling and ventilated phone-booths for private or confidential calls.

The downstairs communal space has a small kitchen with tea and coffee-making facilities, fridge and microwave, and is a bright, welcoming room in which to enjoy breakfast, lunch or socialise with other remote workers. Tea, coffee and cereal are provided complimentary. There is also an outdoor seating area.

The pricing structure, which offers excellent value at just €4 per hour (€3.25 + VAT), is capped at €20 (€16.26 + VAT) for five hours and up. Bookings can be made online but walk-ins are also welcome.

Mix Coworking is open Monday-Friday, from 8am-8pm, but out-of-hours is also available on request, particularly convenient if you’re working in international time zones. 

Future plans include a meeting and event space and individual private offices.

Mix Coworking interior fit-out was part-funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. This was provided through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and was administered by the Leader 2014 – 2020 programme, with the support of the West Cork LAG and Secad Partnership CLG.

Rachel Kelleher and Michael Kote are the couple behind this uplifting workspace. After moving to Clonakilty in 2017 and both working in European and US time zones, the couple realised their work was in jeopardy due to limited internet infrastructure. As a result they set up Mix Coworking as their own office with some extra desks to rent. “We needed connectivity for our work but wanted to live in a place that would help us disconnect too!” says Rachel. “We are really excited about the future of co-working in the growing town of Clonakilty.”

In collaboration with Grow Remote West Cork, Mix is hosting a free outdoor event for remote workers on Friday, June 10. This is an opportunity to meet up and network with other remote workers in the area. A light lunch and refreshments will be sponsored by the Fig & Olive cafe. People are welcome to drop in from 12.30 onwards.


Mary O'Brien

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