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 What’s happening in the Hub?   

Many thanks to our local artists, walkers, students, archaeologists and historians who participated in the recent pilot “Walking Conversations” weekend in association with the Dept of Sociology, UCC which explored the connections between walking and learning. The weekend was an opportunity to take part in walking conversations that enable dialogue concerning theory, practice and methods (non-procedural methods) about: landscapes; pilgrimage; time; the senses; and ecology. 

Walking involves slowing down the pace of our accelerated society/lives – disconnecting from electronic devices, it opens a space for conversation, for storytelling, for connection with each other, with nature, the natural world, geology, rocks and stones, archaeology, the history revealed by the landscape, ecology and sustainability. Connections were indeed formed, collaborations identified and limitless potential to build on this pilot to enhance our learning on the edge.

ESB Networks will run Energy Information Sessions on the Dingle Peninsula over the next 2 months which will cover the following topics:

  • Electrification of Heat
  • Electrification of Transport
  • Solar PVs
  • Battery Management Systems
  • Property Retrofits
  • SEAI Grant Funding

The information sessions are currently in planning stages, but expect each session to be about 60–90 minutes and have a mix of Independent Experts/Dingle Community Members/ESB Staff.  Each session will include a presentation followed by a Questions and Answers session with a panel of experts.  If there is anything in particular that you would like to see included or if you have any specific questions, please send them through to dingle@esbnetworks.ie and they will be included where appropriate. Details on dates and locations for these sessions will be finalised once there is more visibility re Covid-19. They will be published here and also in the diary of events on www.corcadhuibhne2030.com

If you dread the thought of speaking up in a meeting, giving a presentation at work or making a speech, then the course for you is starting soon. Brought to you by The Speak Up Club, a social enterprise working to empower women as leaders in business and their communities, and Dingle Hub, over four evening workshops, ‘Communicating with Confidence’ will teach you essential public speaking skills and build your confidence, in a friendly, supportive small group setting. Workshop leader Deanna O’Connor will help you overcome your fears, with proven tactics to regain calm and composure, and elevate your skillset to become a polished, confident public speaker. The Communicating with Confidence Course runs over 4 Wednesday evenings from 7pm-9pm on the following dates: 15 April / 22 April / 29 April / 6 May 2020. Places limited to 12 people. Bookings and further info: 

The main goal of the Dingle Hub is to create viable and sustainable jobs on the Dingle Peninsula. This is achieved through organising workshops, events, projects, community engagement, etc. and supported by funding and grant assistance. We work in three main areas – Digital Transformation, Environmental Sustainability and Creative Industries. Come and have a chat if you have an idea for a project/event/workshop that would be beneficial to the community and contribute to job creation.  

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 1Gbps 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.