A sincere thank you to all of the organisers of, and contributors to, the hugely enjoyable Féile na Bealtaine. How fortunate are we to experience yet another weekend of beauty, inspiration and creativity here in Dingle? It was a busy festival for the Dingle Hub where we were involved in a variety of events. Ros Hubbard, world-renowned Hollywood Casting Director, entertained a full house for our Founder Friday event in Dingle Bay Hotel and ESB Networks, with support from MaREI,  treated us to some educational fun with Renewable Energy Circuits at Lá na bPáistí.

Thanks also to the amazing artists in Project 8/Tionscnamh 8 – Andrew Duggan, Nicholas McLachlan, Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, Silke Michels, Zoe Uí Fhaoláin, Maggie Breen, Bob Ó Cathail and Iarfhlaith Ó Murchú and to Féile na Bealtaine and Comhar Chreidmheasa Chorca Dhuibhne for their support. A huge, heartfelt thanks also to the businesses who hosted artists for micro-residencies and pop-up performances – Grey’s Lane Bistro, Dingle Bookshop, Justin’s barber shop, Artisan Hair Design (Mary Duffy, Mike & Edel).

For the past number of months we have watched and admired how the members of Dingle Youth Theatre met regularly in the Hub to work on their play “Stone of the Seasons”. Seeing the play in the Beehive Theatre over the weekend was an absolute delight and congratulations to them all on a wonderfully entertaining production. There is certainly no shortage of talent and creativity among our young people!

Envirico Ltd is one of the companies based in the Dingle Hub and, as part of Invasive Species Week, they will hold a FREE information evening with presentation and Q&A on invasive species. Envirico ecologists will be on hand to answer any queries. When: Tuesday May 14th starting at 19:00. Where: Envirico Offices, Dingle Hub, Cooleen Business Centre, Park, Dingle, Co. Kerry. For more information contact: moconnor@envirico.ie.

The Dingle Hub would like to support community engagement with the EU funded SKIN Horizon 2020 project with a view to facilitating local, sustainable jobs from initiatives  that may arise from this engagement. The researchers are looking for YOUR IDEAS to help capture the heritage, traditions and culture of West Kerry through food and the environment. Ideas to date include, setting up an abattoir, growing vegetables from seed and recreating traditional food recipes along with the introduction of a locally led Agri-environmental scheme. Whether you are a farmer or a chef, a guesthouse owner or a house-wife, young or old, or anybody in-between you are invited to attend one of the following brainstorming session to share YOUR IDEAS: Friday May 17th @7.30pm in O Sullivans’s Bar, Garrynadtur Lispole or Saturday May 18th @12.30pm in The Club Rooms, Main St, Castlegregory. For more information please contact: Aoife Forde –Teagasc 087 2753603 Pat O Shea – Kerry IFA 086 1738187.

If you’re working from Dingle and are in need of office space, the Hub offers hot desks, dedicated desks and private offices with access to 1GB of eir Fibre Broadband, a dedicated telephone landline, free parking, 24-hour access and more.

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.