What’s happening in the Hub?   

Hope ye are all keeping well and enjoying the extra daylight with the grand stretch in the evenings, as they say. 

We’re really excited to have a vacancy open for the position of Dingle Peninsula 2030 Community Engagement Coordinator. The multi-skilled, open-minded & innovative Community Engagement Coordinator will have experience working at community level and have an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities posed by climate change, the energy transition and sustainable development. 

Established in early 2018, Dingle Peninsula 2030 is a multi-partner initiative on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. It involves the Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub, ESB Networks, North East & West Kerry Development (NEWKD)) and the SFI MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. Partners actively collaborate with each other and with the local community, schools, business, transport and farming sectors to support and enable the broader societal changes required for the sustainable transition. 

So far, the focus has been on home energy trials, community visioning, anaerobic digestion, community energy mentor training, Climate Hacks in schools, and sustainable transport. A West Kerry Dairy Farmers’ Sustainable Energy Community has recently been established, as has a new community energy group. In early February, ESB Networks launched its electric car trial with 17 EV’s being driven by trial participants across the Dingle Peninsula for a year. 

The Dingle Peninsula has been chosen as a Sustainable Innovation Pilot for the EU Ploutos project over the next two and a half years. As part of this, the Dingle Hub will work with partners Teagasc, IFA and Net Feasa to roll-out carbon emissions saving sensor technologies to 30 farms on the Peninsula and will encourage new collaborations between farmers, technology providers, data analysts, food/service entrepreneurs and consumers to unlock opportunities for new businesses and new revenue streams from higher value products

MaREI is continuing to provide engaged research and the production of reflective learning briefs. Additionally, support has been received from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover for a two-year project to drive and enable more community-led climate action, delivered through innovative community engagement and co-creation methods. Within this, MaREI will support research and evaluation of the collaborative engagement processes, and will share learnings to inform both policy and practice nationally.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will drive, support and enable local participation in the sustainable low carbon development of the Dingle Peninsula, in collaboration with the above-mentioned organisations, communities and projects.

Contract: 30 months, full-time
Salary: €42,000 – €48,000 depending on experience
Annual Leave: 24 days
Closing date: 5pm Friday 5th March 2021 
Interviews: during week of 22nd March 2021

For more info, see job advert in this edition of West Kerry Live and also extended background on the role on our website – www.dinglepeninsula2030.com 

Please send your CV with cover letter outlining your interest in, and suitability for the job to Deirdre de Bhailís, Manager of the Dingle Hub, at jobs@dinglehub.com

Our 12-week film workshop with Ciara Barrett – Irish Language Cinema: Culture & Practice – has got off to a flying start with full capacity and a great mix of people coming together. Delighted to get this workshop up and running with vital and very welcome support from Ealaín na Gaeltachta and of course the work of Ciara to bring it all together. Great to meet participants in the intro workshop and really looking forward to seeing what the workshop inspires. Highly recommend joining her next workshop with Ciara or connecting with her directly if you would like to run a workshop via your organisation, business, arts centre, etc. And indeed with any of our workshop facilitators who you can see on our website www.dinglehub.com/about-us/community/

Thosnaigh an cúrsa scannánaíochta 12 seachtaine le Ciara Barrett go han-mhaith an tseachtain seo caite – Tionscal na Scanánnaíochta Trí Ghaeilge : Cultúr agus Cleachtas. Tá an cúrsa lán agus meascán deas rannpháirtithe atá ann. Táimid an-shásta go bhfuil an cúrsa faoi lánseol anois le tacaíocht ó Ealaín na Gaeltachta a bhí thar a bheith tábhachtach chun an cúrsa a chur ar siúl, chomh maith leis an obair a dhein Ciara chun gach rud a tharraingt le chéile. Bhí sé an-dheas bualadh leis na rannpháirtithe ar an gcéad Zoom agus táimid ag tnúth go mór le feiscint tionchar an chúrsa agus cad a spreagann sé. Molfaimid a bheith páirteach sa chéad cúrsa eile le Ciara nó is féidir cinnte dul i dteagmháíl léi go díreach más rud é go mbeadh suim agat ceardlann/cúrsa a chur ar fáil i do eagraíocht, ghnó, ionad ealaíne, srl. Agus gan amhras is féidir dul i dteagmháil leis na áisitheoirí ar fad a bhíonn ag obair linn ar chúrsaí éagsúla – tuilleadh eolais ar www.dinglehub.com/about-us/community/

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

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.