What’s happening in the Hub?
We have an important event planned for Thursday, 13th February in Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne from 18:00 – 20:00. Come join us for the launch of Corca Dhuibhne 2030 / Dingle Peninsula 2030. It is your opportunity to be part of this exciting initiative.
Who are we? The Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub, ESB Networks, MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, and North East West Kerry Development (NEWKD) formed a working group for this initiative in mid-2018.
Why are we doing this? This group is actively working with the local community schools, business, tourism and farming sector to support the societal changes required for the low carbon transition. Within this, the Dingle Hub is also working to identify employment opportunities and create a sustainable economic future for the Peninsula.
This event will be the first in a series of events, workshops and information sessions for 2020, all supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover funding. Fuinnimh 2030 will bring you information, tips and practical advice to help you make informed decisions about your energy future. The exciting line-up includes:
- An introduction to your Community Energy Mentors. Since November, 10 members of the community have undertaken training to gain insights into energy efficiency, related technologies and funding mechanisms. They have met with experts in the various areas and are equipped to help find the answers to your questions. They are here to help so come and meet them and share your queries to help build our local pool of knowledge.
- The launch of the Dingle Peninsula Energy Master plan. We know that we are using 315GWh each year on the Peninsula at a cost of €37M. The plan will help guide our collective energy choices to reduce our energy use to 224GWh with a saving of €8M and a 43% reduction in our energy related CO2 emissions.
- Apply to be part of the ESB Networks Electric Vehicle (EV) trials, come and meet with them to discuss your application and bring it to the next stage.
- Students from Meanscoil Nua an Leith-Triuigh, Coláiste Íde & Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne worked on a Climate Hack last November and will showcase the ideas to tackle local challenges that emerged from this.
- Another opportunity to swap your old incandescent bulbs for energy saving LEDs. Bring along your old bulbs and get up to four FREE bulbs per household!!
- Green Energy Workshops run by PCD Coiste Timpeallacht – for our younger people to get hands-on with technology.
- Speak to Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance (DPTA) to understand how your business can benefit from an energy efficiency review.
- Bus Eireann will be on hand to discuss your public transport options. Let us know what you need to help build a service that works for the community.
In parallel to this, NEWKD will also run Community Consultation and Planning Meetings across the Peninsula to help build a vision for the region. The schedule for these is as follows:
- Scoil Bhreac Chluain, Annascaul – 19:30 Thursday, January 30th
- Castlegregory Club Rooms – 20:00 Monday, 3rd February
- The Old School House, Camp – 20:30 Wednesday, 5th February
- Halla Le Chéile, Cloghane – 19:30 Thursday, 6th February
- Áras Bhréanainn, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh – 19:30 Monday, 17th February
- Scoil Náisiúnta Eoin Baiste, Lispole – 19:30 Tuesday, 18th February
- Dingle – 19:30 Wednesday, 19th February (Location to be confirmed)
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
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.