What’s happening in the Hub?
Athbhliain faoi shéan is mhaise d’ár gcustaiméirí go léir! We are all eagerly looking forward to a better year in 2021 and planning in the Dingle Hub is well underway for this. Our vision of supporting the creation of viable and sustainable jobs on the Dingle Peninsula can only happen if the community are fully involved and informed and so much of our work will centre around enabling people to come together – virtually for now, but hopefully in person before long. We will do this through meetings, workshops, events and social media to help drive a variety of projects to:
1) explore opportunities for community owned energy leading to revenue streams for local investors.
2) encourage energy efficiency projects including sustainable transport for the Peninsula. Can we retain some of the €37M per annum energy spend leaving the Peninsula?
3) support existing and newly relocated remote workers – we’d love you to connect with us so we can better understand your needs. Knowing what you need to successfully work from the Dingle Peninsula means we can tailor our programmes to suit.
4) develop sustainable agri-food and agri-tourism businesses – watch out for our new Instagram Live series showcasing local exemplar sustainable businesses.
5) identify new opportunities and strengthen networks in the Creative Industries including the area of digital content production which has seen much growth due to the pandemic. Creative Industries for us includes anyone working in the creative sector, creating a job for themselves in this area, e.g. musicians, artists, photographers, filmmakers, graphic designers, etc.
We look forward to working with you all in 2021 to identify and explore opportunities that will help create an economically and environmentally sustainable future for us all.
West Kerry Dairy Farmer’s Sustainable Energy Community (SEC)
This group, initiated by Dinny Galvin with the support of the farming community, has progressed to develop a vision and a constitution and to be formally recognised by the SEAI. It has been successful in securing funding to undertake an energy audit / study of energy costs of a number of farms in West Kerry. The results of this study will lead to improved practices and savings.
The group would like to keep all dairy farmers informed of developments as they continue on this journey. Please email your contact details to email@example.com to stay up to date.
For now, given the restrictions on gatherings, it is planned to hold an online Zoom meeting once per month to look at new energy initiatives which will save money on the farm and reduce carbon footprints. The first meeting is planned for mid-January.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year and we look forward to welcoming you in 2021.
Bliain Nua Faoi Mhaise daoibh go léir; táimid ag súil go mór le fáilte a chur romhaibh i 2021.
Live in a Creative Place, Work in a Creative Space
Contact: Deirdre de Bhailís
Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub
Tel.: 066 9150140
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.