Relocating to the Donegal Coast

Relocating to the Donegal Coast
August 18, 2020 Andrew Goll

Blending Work with a Staycation

Recent events have provided us all with a chance to re-think the way in which we work, rebalancing our productivity, safety, health and happiness.

Removing the daily commute to an office can take some readjustment, but for many it creates more flexibility, meaning extra time to spend with loved ones and pursue personal interests.

Importantly for surfers, and other outdoor sports enthusiasts, working from home means not only flexibility in terms of timetable but also in terms of location.  This style of footloose working means we can relocate to be in our playgrounds, instead of booking time in advance, crossing fingers that conditions and location will line-up perfectly. We can relocate and be right there when the conditions are perfect.


When swell, wind, and tide combine we want to be there to take advantage


Surfers swap Dublin or Belfast for a House by the Sea 

At Narosa, we’ve already hosted awesome groups of Dublin-based tech workers exploring creative home working set-ups. It seems that tech companies are leading the way in rethinking how and where their employees are working: allowing beach side office dreams to become a reality.


Inside / Outside Space –  one of our Glamping Pods that doubles as home office if required


Over the autumn we’re set to host lots more keen working surfers at Narosa. As conditions in Ireland improve, many are swapping city flats for the fresh air and empty ocean line ups of Donegal

Marc, a Tech worker from Dublin, spent time with us in July. “I stayed for one week at Narosa as a change of scenery after the pandemic forced me to work from home. During the day I worked from one of the Glamping Pods and then jumped right into a surf session or hike in the hills surrounding Dunfanaghy… It was the change of scene from Dublin that I needed, and my working situation allows me to do something like that again soon.”

When you relocate for an extended period of time, there’s an opportunity to seek out new and different adventures. Staying for longer periods of time encourages you to get off the beaten track and explore places that you may not have time for during a short break. For me it has been about heading inland as well, exploring Glenveagh National Park, climbing hills, taking bike rides through Ards Forest Parks and taking a trip out onto some of the islands of the North Donegal coast. There is certainly a lot more to explore than you might be able to do in a weekend or even a week-long holiday here.


More than a surf holiday – lots of hills to conquer and land to explore


Tempted to relocate?

Narosa is offering packages tailored to this clientele including accommodation, lessons, equipment and surf coaching  for a variety of levels of surf skills and experience.

All packages can be combined with extended stays in the accommodation, so you can stay in the working week and enjoy a surf activity package at the weekend. We are really happy to be flexible too. Even if you don’t see availability on our site there are a range of other accommodation options we can put you in contact with – please just get in touch.

Packages on offer include:

  • Narosa Surfing Weekend: intro to surfing for beginners or those looking to develop their skills.
  • Coastal Retreat: A week-long programme combining Yoga and Surfing for Yogi’s and surfers of any ability – developing balance, flexibility and agility
  • Progression Sessions: An intensive coaching week for those wanting to push their skills and take their surfing to the next level


With so much going on this autumn, we really can’t wait to welcome new and returning faces to Narosa.