What’s happening in the Hub?

Hope you are all well and getting out into Spring sun, between the showers. Great to see the daffodils up and spring springing. We’re delighted to share so many positive stories in our update this week.

We’re thrilled to have received funding as part of Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme towards Dingle Peninsula 2030 – A Model Enabling Community-led Climate Action – the project will build capacity for STEM engagement in community-based climate action, which provides an ideal platform for up-scaling and amplified impact, from local to national levels. This project will be led by MaREI SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, last week announced €5.2 million in funding to support 49 projects as part of Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme.

As part of the recent virtual launch of the Rural Development Policy 2021-2025, Our Rural Future, on Monday 29th March, we were delighted to get the opportunity to showcase projects on the Dingle Peninsula and to talk about how the vibrant and diverse ecosystem we have built from the launch of the Dingle Hub in 2017, is key to encouraging ideas and collaborative projects under the pillars of sustainability, digital transformation and creative industries; this ecosystem is also key to the creation of viable, year-round jobs. We also recognise huge value in community authored planning to inform a sustainable future on the Peninsula.

According to the government website, “the vision of this policy is for a thriving rural Ireland which is integral to our national economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing and development. An Ireland which is built on the interdependence of urban and rural areas. An Ireland which recognises the centrality of people, the importance of vibrant and lived-in rural places, and the potential to create quality jobs and sustain our shared environment. Our Rural Future represents the Irish Government’s blueprint for a post-COVID-19 recovery and development of rural Ireland over the next five years. It provides the framework to achieve the vision of transforming the quality of life and opportunity for people living in rural areas.“

You can find the Dingle Peninsula short video on our websites www.dinglehub.com and www.dinglepeninsula2030.com and also a link to the full launch and strategy also shared there and through our social media. Thanks to Dept. of Rural and Community Development for permission to share Dingle Hub clip on our channels.

Comhghairdeas leis na rannpháirtithe ar fad ó Coder Dojo Chorca Dhuibhne a bhí páirteach i dTech Féile 2021 a bhí ar siúl 22-25ú Márta. Comhghairdeas ó chroí le Sibéal Ní Ógáin, Caoimhe Ní Bheaglaoich agus Maisie Hall ó Phobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne a tháinig sa chéad áit lena dtogra “Podchroladh PCD” agus le Sibéal a bhí ainmnithe mar TechSpacer na bliana! Féile iontach a chuireadh ar siúl ag Clár Techspace arís i mbliana.

Beimíd ag leanúint ar aghaidh leis na seisiún tacaíochta ar líne gach Aoine ag a 3i.n. chun na tionscadail a fhorbairt níos mó do micro:bit do you:bit challenge. Ba bhreá linn buíochas ó chroí a ghahbáil leis an bhfoireann oibrithe deonacha a chuireann na seisiún seachtainúil ar fáil don ghrúpa iontach.

Congratulations to all participants from Coder Dojo Dingle and across the Dingle Peninsula who took part in Tech Féile 2021 which took place from 22-25 March. Huge congratulations to Sibéal Ní Ógáin, Caoimhe Ní Bheaglaoich and Maisie Hall from Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne who came first with their project, “Podchroladh PCD”, and to Sibéal who was named as TechSpacer of the year. Clár Techspace put on a great festival again this year We’ll be continuing on with support sessions every Friday at 3pm to develop projects more for micro:bit do you:bit challenge. We’d really like to thank our team of volunteers here in Dingle Hub who facilitate Coder Dojo weekly sessions with a great group of young people.

Also huge congrats to the shortlisted Dingle animators in Animation Dingle for YAOTY (Young Animator of the Year) – Siún Ní Eartáin, Sibéal Ní Ógáin, Malachaí Ó Ciardhubháin – and hats off to Maurice Galway and all the team for creating such a great virtual Animation Dingle. Looking forward to the buzz of the festival in person when it’s possible again.

We’re really happy with the positive response from our first two sessions in our InstaLive series, ‘Dingle Adapts’; Thanks a million to our first two guests – Mark Murphy from The Little Cheese Shop and Fiadh from Fiadh Woven Design – for taking time to chat to us and tell us about their businesses and how they managed to set up businesses in Dingle and continue to grow. We’re running this series to spotlight local, sustainable businesses based on the Dingle Peninsula. We’re really interested to get insights into how these businesses started and evolved, how working with local suppliers has positively impacted their business and how they incorporate sustainability into their business and day-to-day work. We would love to encourage future partnerships and successful collaborations between businesses on the Dingle Peninsula and beyond. Follow us on socials to get info on upcoming guests. We’ll have chats every Wednesday at 7pm, love to see you there. You can watch the chats back on our IGTV and Facebook pages.

Táimid an-shásta go bhfuaireamar aiseolas iontach ar fad faoin sraith IG Beoshruthaithe, ‘Corca Dhuibhne ag dul in Oiriúint’. Míle buíochas leis an mbeirt aoi a bhí mar chuid den tsraith go dtí seo –  Mark Murphy ón siopa cáis agus Fiadh – agus leis an lucht féachana ar fad. Tá an tsraith seo á chur ar siúl againn chun caint le gnónna dhuibhneach, buanaithe. Tá suim faoi leith againn léargas a fháil faoi conas a thosnaigh na gnónna seo agus conas a d’fhorbair siad. Ba bhreá linn comhoibriú agus comhpháirtíocht a spreagadh idir gnónna i gCorca Dhuibhne. Is féidir Dingle Hub a leanúint ar na meáin shóisialta chun a bheith ar an eolas faoin gcéad aoichaointeoir eile sa sraith seo agus faoi imeachtaí eile. Beidh IG beoshruthaithe againn gach Céadaoin ag a 7i.n. Is féidir féachaint siar ar na comhráite ar IGTV agus ar Facebook.

Have you recently started working from here? Are you considering a part-time or permanent move to the Dingle Peninsula? Are you self-employed, remote working or a start-up business? Perhaps you are in a position within your business to bring remote working opportunities with you and build a team from here? We want to hear from you!! Please connect with us at info@dinglehub.com and help us build a vibrant, diverse and dynamic community and network. It’s not necessary to need a physical desk or office space in the hub to be part of this wider community. We’d also love you to connect with us on social media platforms – Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook.

Live in a Creative Place, Work in a Creative Space

Contact: Deirdre de Bhailís Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub
Tel.: 066 9150140
Email: info@dinglehub.com
Web:   www.dinglehub.com / www.dinglepeninsula2030.com

The Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub is a Community Enterprise supported by Enterprise Ireland, the Dept of Rural and Community Development through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, eir, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Kerry Co Co and the Dingle Chamber Alliance.