Make sure to come see us at the Farmer’s Forum during the Dingle Food Festival where we’d like to discuss “Farming and Energy – a Time of Transition”. There is a lot of talk about how the weather is changing, how that links to climate change and how we’re all going to have to move away from fossil fuels but what is it all going to mean for farmers and others on the Dingle Peninsula? What are rural communities doing to take control of their energy futures? What can farmers do to save money? What is the potential for farmers to make money from this transition? Join us on Friday, 5th October from 7:30pm at An Díseart to share your views on this and hear speakers from Gas Networks Ireland, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, the Marine and Renewable Energy Institute, Manna Organic Store and Teagasc. See the advert in this issue for further details.

Tá an sraith ceardlann beochana “Leabhrán go Scannán” tosnaithe anois le grúpa cumasach dhéagoirí agus táimíd ag súil go mór le tortha iontach ón tionscadal seo. Beidh an ghrúpa ag obair ar gearrscannán beochana ó seo go dtí mí na Nollag agus beidh orthu a léamh féin a dhéanamh ar scéal Gráinne Mhaol ina stíl féin agus as Gaeilge. Cuirfear seóthaispeántas poiblí ar siúl sa Dingle Hub i mí na Nollag 2018 chun an scannán a thaispeáint don chéad uair agus cuirfear an scannán isteach ar an ngradam Young Animator of the Year a bhíonn ar siúl le linn Animation Dingle i mí Márta gach bliain. Comhshaothar atá ann idir an Dingle Hub agus Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chiarraí le maoiniú ó TechSpace, Éire Ildánach Chiarraí, Údarás na Gaeltachta agus Ealaín na Gaeltachta.


The “Leabhrán go Scannán” series of workshops started at the weekend with a group of talented, creative teenagers. We are very encouraged and excited for the result of this project which will be a short animated film based on the story of pirate queen Grainne Mhaol, interpreted in their own style and through Irish. A public showcase event will be held in the Dingle Hub in December 2018 to premiere the film and it will be submitted to the Young Animator of the Year Awards which are held during Animation Dingle in March each year. This is a collaborative project between the Dingle Hub and Kerry Education and Training Board (KETB) and is sponsored by TechSpace, Creative Ireland Kerry, Údarás na Gaeltachta and Ealaín na Gaeltachta.

There is no doubt but there is a seismic shift happening in the way that we work and live thanks to fast, reliable broadband connectivity and we’re looking forward to attending the Ireland’s first remote working conference – Grow Remote 2018 in Tralee on Friday, 28th September to learn the different ways remote workers are benefiting from this. Further details can be found on

There are still opportunities for homeowners in the Ballyferriter and surrounding areas to get involved in the StoreNet project and avail of home energy storage devices that can be programmed to store energy at times of lower tariffs and then utilised in the home during the day when tariffs are higher. Participants must be homeowners and Electric Ireland customers. Contact for further information on how to get involved.