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What’s happening in the Hub?   

Fáilte Ireland launched the Dingle Peninsula Visitor Experience Development Plan virtually on Friday last. A recording of the launch can be viewed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lK9XAMU0qs&feature=youtu.be  The plan, which was developed over the last three years, is the result of work detailed, considered work from the local community, Kerry County Council, Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance, Údarás na Gaeltachta, the Office of Public Works (OPW), NEWKD LEADER as well as many local tourism operators. The focus is to build on a number of destination development projects that will bring local experiences to life. Links to both Irish and English versions of the plan can be found on: www.failteireland.ie/Wild-Atlantic-Way/Wild-Atlantic-Way-experience-development/Dingle.aspx 

The VEDP also highlights the need to adopt a new focus on sustainable tourism management to collaboratively become a centre of excellence for sustainable tourism and so presents an ideal opportunity to shape a tourism industry that both protects and shares the beauty of Corca Dhuibhne for all to enjoy. The plan sets out a specific action (just one of 59 actions!) to contest international awards to recognise our work in this area and I’m delighted to say we are off to a really good start on that one as sustainable initiatives on the Dingle Peninsula have recently been showcased by the UN’s Regional Information Centre for Western Europe https://unric.org/en/sustainable-development-and-the-dingle-peninsula/  as an example of how communities can work together to achieve sustainability for the future.

Tús maith, leath na h-oibre mar a deirtear! Fáiltím roimh an phlean seo agus táimíd ag súil go mór bheith páirteach leis an Ghrúpa Forfheidhmiúchan sna blianta atá romhainn chun é a chur i bhfeighim.

We’re delighted to be hosting a 12-week online film workshop with fab facilitator Ciara Barret – Irish Language Cinema: Culture & Practice. This online course provides an introduction to Irish-language film studies and filmmaking for adults interested in exploring how the Irish language can be utilized via screen media towards a broadening of Irish cultural output – particularly from rural and Gaeltacht areas. Workshops will run bi-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-6pm, starting on Thursday, 11th February and ending on Thursday, 6th May. Cost is €150 for the full course. This workshop is partially funded by Ealaín na Gaeltachta, which has generously subsidized a number of spaces on the course. These free spaces are open to professional Gaeltacht artists working through the medium of the Irish language. For more info and to book your place go to dinglehub.com/film-workshops-ceardlanna-scannanaiochta/

Táimid an-shásta go mbeidh ceardlanna scannánaíochta 12 seachtaine á sholáthar againn le áisitheoir iontach Ciara Barrett – Tionscal na Scanánnaíochta Trí Ghaeilge : Cultúr agus Cleachtas. Tugann an cúrsa seo, atá á sholáthar ar líne, eolas ar fáil do dhaoine fásta go bhfuil suim acu i staidéar a dhéanamh i réimse na scannánaíochta trí mheán na Gaeilge agus ar chonas is féidir úsáid a bhaint as an nGaeilge ar scáileáin mar mheán chun cur le líon na dtáirgí cultúrtha trí Ghaeilge– go háirithe ó cheantair tuaithe agus Gaeltachta. Beidh na ceardlanna ar líne agus beidh siad ar siúl gach Luan agus Déardaoin óna 3i.n. go 6i.n., ag tosú ar an 11ú Feabhra agus ag teacht chun críche ar an 6ú Bealtaine. Costas iomlán – €150. Tá na ceardlanna seo ó pháirt mhaoiniú ag Ealaín na Gaeltacht agus urraíocht fhlaithiúil á chur ar fáil ag an eagraíocht sin do roinnt des na spásanna ar an gcúrsa. Tá na spásanna saor in aisce seo ar fáil do ealaíontóirí proifisiúnta atá lonnaithe sa Ghaeltacht agus a fheidhmíonn trí mheán na Gaeilge. Tuilleadh eolais ar dinglehub.com/film-workshops-ceardlanna-scannanaiochta/

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.