Challenge Bank

Do you have a Challenge in your area that you think could be solved through Design Thinking? Take the next step in your Challenger journey by adding it to the bank!

Courses will be based on the Challenges that people like you, across the region, feel need fresh and innovative thinking. To do this, we’re asking everyone to submit the Challenges that they’d like to tackle collaboratively.

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Aughavas GAA and Aughavas Community Astro Pitch Development

Aughavas GAA and Aughavas Community Astro Pitch...

We aim to construct an Astro all weather Pitch at Aughavas GAA Grounds in Co Leitrim

Developing Universal Design Community Garden

Developing Universal Design Community Garden

Developing and establishing Dundalk Community Garden, based on a Universal Design would be all inclusive, accessible as well as supporting a wide range of needs. It would be a place where all ages and backgrounds could find respite and experience nature, supporting sensory, therapeutic and mental health. It's aim is to engage all levels of ability and backgrounds, children with additional needs, families,young people,single individuals, general population, dementia sufferers, it would support those who feel lonely and isolated no matter the age or gender in gardening, horticultural therapy or just enjoying the change of seasons or to learn something new or inspire connection to nature. Help bridging the gap in town center activities and bringing the community together.

Raw Materials in Monaghan for artistic use

Raw Materials in Monaghan for artistic use

An idea from the Monaghan Idea Generation Workshop on the theme of Arts; A number of raw materials that could be used by artists can be found in County Monaghan. For instance, deep yellow clay from Glaslough was used in Lisgoa pottery, which supplied earthenware to all the fairs and markets in the county and a fine clay found near Carnmore, Sliabh Beagh was sold to the potteries in Dundalk. Yellow and red ochre, lead, manganese and other minerals used for pigments are also found in the county. It would be great to make use of these to replace imported materials.

Irish Language representation in the Arts in Monaghan

Irish Language representation in the Arts in Mo...

An idea from the Monaghan Idea Generation Workshop on the theme of Arts; I’d love to see the Irish language represented more in the arts, even in simple things like using Irish routinely at openings or when introducing performances. Use it or lose it, as they say. The language community cannot exist in isolation and it would much benefit from more integration with the arts community.

Live Music in Monaghan

Live Music in Monaghan

An idea from the Monaghan Idea Generation Workshop on the theme of Arts; Live music, almost all of which usually takes place inside, has been sadly missing from our lives over the past 18 months. What about short pop-up performances in unexpected places, with good crowd control?

Living Arts Trail in Monaghan

Living Arts Trail in Monaghan

An idea from the Monaghan Idea Generation Workshop on the theme of Arts; A living arts trail, where artists created work or performed at well-spaced sites in one of the forests or open spaces of the county, would also be great to see. Visitors could move around at safe distance from others and watch/interact with the artists.

Arts on Wheels in Monaghan

Arts on Wheels in Monaghan

An idea from the Monaghan Idea Generation Workshop on the theme of Arts; Rural areas are currently badly served by the arts. I’d love to see an arts-on-wheels service that would deliver arts directly to homes in the rural areas of the county. This could be done in people’s gardens by a range of visual and performance artists, musicians, poets, writers, storytellers and the like. Funding might be feasible by people paying for art creation or performances for their relatives as a treat or to celebrate an occasion.

Design Think Water Safety

Design Think Water Safety

Sadly, there have been a lot of drownings and water accidents happening in Monaghan and along the border region, and beyond, recently with the good weather which is really sad. There’s jetties popping up throughout the county but not so much in safety measures it seems Could we bring people together in communities to design think water safety? It’s unfortunately really topical but also so important to address in as many ways we can to reach a solution of some sort See this 'Design Jam tackles water safety in the Great Lakes' www.michigandaily.com/news/academics/design-jam-tackles-water-safety-great-lakes-0/

Enhance the Carlingford to Omeath Greenway with the rich local history and stories.

Enhance the Carlingford to Omeath Greenway with...

This challenge has come from discussion in the North Louth Idea Generation Workshop on the 30th June 2021. The aim of this Design Thinking workshop is to facilitate interested participants from the local area of Cooley Peninsula who are passionate about improving the Greenway experience for their local community and visitors alike. This group will be facilitated in generating ideas and solutions in tackling this challenge and working towards the goal of enriching the experience for all.

Create a Cooley Camino Walk

Create a Cooley Camino Walk

This challenge came from the North Louth Idea Generation workshop held on June 30th 2021. The aim of the Design Thinking course would be to facilitate interested participants in working on creating a Cooley Camino Walk, in and around the Carlingford Lough, Omeath area, mountains and surrounds.

Restore King John’s Castle gardens and install a coffee dock

Restore King John’s Castle gardens and install ...

This challenge came from the North Louth Idea Generation Workshop on the 30th June 2021. The purpose of this Design Thinking course will be to facilitate interested participants from Carlingford and surrounds who would like to generate ideas and solutions to restoring king John's Castle gardens and include a coffee dock onsite.

Community Gardens and Allotments in North County Louth

Community Gardens and Allotments in North Count...

The purpose of this Design Thinking course is to facilitate interested participants who are passionate about creating community gardens and allotments in their local community in North County Louth which would create opportunities for meeting, socialising and growing organic fruit and vegetables to sustain their families and communities.

A Discussion Forum for local issues are needed in North County Louth

A Discussion Forum for local issues are needed ...

This challenge came out of the North Louth Idea Generation Workshop on the 30th of June. The purpose of this Design Thinking course will be to facilitate interested participants who want to generate ideas and solutions to what is the best way to host a Discussion Forum in North Co. Louth.

Low Cost Activities for Children of all Ages Needed in North Co. Louth

Low Cost Activities for Children of all Ages Ne...

This challenge came out of the North Louth Idea Generation Workshop held on the 30th June 2021. The purpose of this Design Thinking workshop is to bring like minded people together who are passionate about creating a better community experience for families who would like to see more choices of low cost activities for children of all ages in North County Louth. This group will come together and generate ideas and solutions on how to achieve this goal.

Artisan Foods of Monaghan

Artisan Foods of Monaghan

Establishment of a Collective Food Network of Micro and Artisan Food Producers in County Monaghan with the aim of developing, aiding and supporting the artisan food sector in County Monaghan

Attracting new Board and Committee Members

Attracting new Board and Committee Members

I hear from a lot of community groups and organisations they find it hard to attract new members and new people to come onto Boards and committee and take on responsibilities for the running of the group! How can they overcome this challenge?

Men's shed

Men's shed

Setting up a men's shed in muirhevnamor

Knowledge and Skills for Circular Economy

Knowledge and Skills for Circular Economy

Educate about why we need to transition from linear to circular economy. Develop a market place for materials for the circular economy.

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