What’s happening in the Hub?
Hope you are all keeping well. Great to see the town alive with retailers open again and the opportunity to support such great local retailers, hairdressers and other businesses. Delighted to see some new businesses popping up, go n-éirí libh.
We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the inaugural 2021 Digital Town Awards. The Awards promote awareness, knowledge, use and understanding of digital in Ireland by its citizens, businesses and communities. They also highlight the benefits and possibilities of digital and celebrate the digital achievements of local towns, big and small. The Awards are for towns of various sizes across Ireland. There are 14 awards in a number of categories with a total prize fund of €100,000 in 2021. The virtual awards ceremony takes place this Thursday 10th June. More info on https://www.weare.ie/about-ie-digital-town-awards/
It was great to be part of the recent launch by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, of the Connected Hubs Network, Ireland’s first national network of remote working hubs. It gives an insight into how improving internet accessibility will transform and contribute to the regeneration of rural Ireland and enable people to live in a more balanced and sustainable way. It is indeed the way of the future.
We’ve had such a super response from our ‘Dingle Adapts’ InstaLive series; Huge thanks to all our guests and audience to date, including the most recent guests Hugh, Rebekah and Neesha from Seed & Soul. We’ll take a break for Summer. You can watch back all on our IGTV and on Facebook.
Fuaireamar aiseolas iontach faoin sraith IG beoshruthaithe, ‘Corca Dhuibhne ag dul in Oiriúint’. Míle buíochas leis na haíonna ar fad agus na haíonna is déanaí Hugh, Rebekah agus Neesha ó Seed & Soul. Táimid ag tógaint sos ón tsraith i rith an tsamhraidh. Is féidir féachaint siar ar na comhráite ar fad ar IGTV agus Facebook.
Tá tús iontach curtha lenár mionshraith nua ‘Corca Dhuibhne ag dul in Oiriúint – Fuinneamh’ ar siúl ar feadh cúig seachtaine, ag díriú ar fhuinneamh in-athnuaite mar chuid den togra Chorca Dhuibhne 2030. Bígí linn ar Facebook agus YouTube Live gach Déardaoin ag 1i.n.
We’re delighted to have kicked off our mini-series Dingle Adapts Energy, which runs over five weeks. We are focusing on renewable energy, which is a key element of Dingle Peninsula 2030, an initiative for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future on the Dingle Peninsula. The goal is to transition our beautiful peninsula into a low-carbon society. Over the next five weeks we’ll be talking to five of the ESB Networks Dingle Project Ambassadors to understand how they’re adapting to the renewable technologies in real life.
The ESB Networks Dingle Project, a highly innovative 3-year project, sees the deployment and implementation of a range of new technologies to assist in the development of a smart, resilient, low-carbon electricity network. The Dingle Project Ambassador Programme provides the opportunity to work with customers in exploring the use of low carbon technologies in powering heat and transport and will help us create a more reliable and sustainable energy network for the future.
Our first guests were Carol Uí Laoithe ESB Networks Dingle Project Ambassador and Claire McElligott, Dingle Project Community Engagement Manager. You can watch back previous episodes. Join us this Thursday 10th June at 1pm live on Facebook and YouTube channels with our next guest Rose Spillane from Spillane’s Bar in Maharees and next week Thursday 17th June with Rory McKeown.
We conclude the series with an interactive session on Tuesday 29th June at 1pm with a panel of experts, who cover a wide range of bases regarding moving to renewable energy technologies; they will answer your questions around grants, renewable technologies, sustainability in action in real life. This series and interactive session will provide a really good insight for those of you thinking about undertaking a retrofit or investing in Solar PV systems, Air Source Heat Pumps or an Electric Vehicle, so definitely join us if you can. The series is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and ESB Networks and supported by MaREI and NEWKD. To register for the interactive session go to www.dinglepeninsula2030.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.