What’s happening in the Hub?
Hope you are all keeping well and catching the sun on the days it makes an appearance.
We’re absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the overall winner of the Digital Town Awards at a virtual awards ceremony held on Thursday 10th June last, live from Killashee Hotel with Jess Kelly, Technology Correspondent, Newstalk as MC and honoured to be presented the award by Minister Damien English, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
The Awards promote awareness, knowledge, use and understanding of digital in Ireland by its citizens, businesses and communities. The awards 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 were 14 awards in a number of categories with a total prize fund of €100,000 in 2021. More info on https://www.weare.ie/about-ie-digital-town-awards/ and on our website. Towns could enter digital projects demonstrating how digital approaches and projects have contributed to the betterment of the town and the wider town community. Projects can relate to enhancements in areas such as health, education, tourism, business, community, social entrepreneurship & innovation, culture & the arts, population growth, employment opportunities, sport, local government, citizen involvement & inclusion, transport.
In our work we champion how development in a rural setting is supported by embracing digital technologies, as well as community and enterprise development. Key digital projects include virtual workshops and events we have run to support the vibrant Dingle community, to support their businesses and to enhance their lives and these include film workshops, Reimagine workshops, animation workshops for young people, Dingle Peninsula 2030 (including Community Energy Mentor training with KETB and Farm Ambassador Programme).
We’re really happy to announce we have new offices available to rent very soon; the offices have a stunning view overlooking Dingle Marina and have access to eir 1Gb high-speed fibre broadband, a canteen, connection to the fabulous group of people already with offices and desk here and lots more besides. With our goal of supporting the creation of viable, sustainable, year-round jobs on the Dingle Peninsula, we’ll prioritise self-employed or companies who can offer jobs. We also have a boardroom and podcast room space to rent if you have calls or events you need private space for. Give us a shout if you’re interested in any case email@example.com or call on 066-915040.
Beidh Dinny Galvin linn mar an cúigiú aoi dár mionshraith ‘Corca Dhuibhne ag dul in Oiriúint – Fuinneamh’ ar an Déardaoin beag seo 24ú Meitheamh ag 1i.n. ar Facebook agus YouTube. Bígí linn!
Dinny Galvin will be our fifth and final guest on our mini-series Dingle Adapts Energy this Thursday 24th June at 1pm on our Facebook and YouTube channels, when he’ll chat to Tom Fitzgerald (our recently appointed Dingle Peninsula 2030 Community Engagement Coordinator). 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 five weeks we talk to the five ESB Networks Dingle Project Ambassadors to understand how they’re adapting to the renewable technologies in real life. You can watch back previous chats with Carol Uí Laoithe, Claire McElligott, Rose Spillane and Rory McKeown. We much appreciate the time the ambassadors have taken to share their insights with us.
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.
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.