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Time to Ideate!

Time to Ideate!

It’s after the Easter Break and we’re back with a Spring in our step! This week, the students of Abbey Vocational School will begin the exciting Ideate Phase of the Design Thinking process. Using the insights they’ve gathered so far, they will gen...

Ardee bog

Ardee bog

🌱Ecological group 'Friends of Ardee bog and community members' have created a survey as part of their community engagement for their Innovating Communities challenge 'An Ecological Assessment of Ardee Bog'.🌱⭐️If you are interested to know about bo...

St.Louis ‘Daily Deeds’

St.Louis ‘Daily Deeds’

St Louis Monaghan Town Transition Year students Challenge is to tackle waste, as they experience an excessive use of plastic in school. As a team, they designed a survey to aid their research and gain insights from other pupils on the topic. Throu...

St mogues’ community pop-up cinema

St mogues’ community pop-up cinema

Location: Templeport hall Date: Friday, 29thStart time: 8pm St Mogues College is having their first pop-up Cinema as a way of developing the community, creating a space for socialising, bringing people to the area, creating potential job opportuni...

Ballymote Townhall

Ballymote Townhall

Ballymote have been preparing for hosting a Townhall to bring the community together to create a community structure that will help them work together and access resources.

The PEAvolution!

The PEAvolution!

Our Innovating Communities group ‘Tackling Climate change at a local level’ ran their ‘PEAvolution’ stall at Sligo farmers market during St.patrick's long weekend. The group was promoting local food growing to build our appreciation for nature and...

Litter no more!

Litter no more!

The Transition Year students of Ballinamore Community School have now completed two lessons in their Innovating Communities Design Thinking course. They have chosen the Challenge of tackling a litter problem in Ballinamore Community Garden. The gr...

Creating Spaces for Young People

Creating Spaces for Young People

The Transition Year students of Abbey Vocational School in Donegal have begun their journey into the Design Thinking process. So far, they have completed two lessons and contributed many insights from their wealth of knowledge. For this course, th...

Greetings from County Monaghan

Greetings from County Monaghan

The team tackling the challenge to attract people to live and work in County Monaghan thoroughly enjoyed looking through all the postcards children had made in response to the question: What do you love most about County Monaghan? Over 40 school c...

A new Design Thinking journey begins!

A new Design Thinking journey begins!

At Beech Hill college, students will develop innovations around the theme: the right to repair. They began their innovating communities journey last week and are enthusiastic about bringing meaningful change to their community. The students will w...

St Louis Design Think a local approach to a global challenge!

St Louis Design Think a local approach to a glo...

St Louis Monaghan Town Transition Year students were featured in the local newspaper! Read the article right here:St Louis Monaghan Town Transition Year students are Design Thinking the climate crisis through Monaghan Integrated Development’s Inno...

More Stuff For Youngsters!

More Stuff For Youngsters!

The Bundoran Youth Services course conducted some user-research in the local schools in Bundoran. Their survey, which aims to find out what new facilities and amenities young people would like to see in their local area, has so far received over 3...

A visit from Maeve Foreman of Mud Island Community Garden.

A visit from Maeve Foreman of Mud Island Commun...

Yesterday the community garden and allotments course group had a visit from guest speaker Maeve Foreman from Mud Island Community Garden in Dublin. Mud Island was established in 2009 by a group of 10 community members with the hope of creating a s...

Would you like to be part of an innovative project to create a Community & Arts Space in Ballybay?

Would you like to be part of an innovative proj...

Would you like to be part of an innovative project to create a Community & Arts Space in Ballybay?We are a local group of volunteers, taking part in a free training programme and Design Thinking Challenge as part of a wider programme called In...

"Good people doing good things"

"Good people doing good things"

Team CCC (Community Climate Calendar) is gaining traction! Their idea-trialling event is being recognised by the people in Monaghan and shared on social media by the public. "Good people doing good things". This speaks volumes about all ...

Innovation Station

Innovation Station

A few weeks ago, the Climate Action group in Monaghan tested their idea with the public! They aimed to capture honest responses and feedback that would help them understand the genuine impact of their innovation.The Climate Action Group has develo...

Kiltyclogher's heartfelt Robins

Kiltyclogher's heartfelt Robins

One of the participants in our Innovating Communities project, artist Carol-Ann McGowan, has been featured on RTE showcasing her handcrafted robins. Carol is a graphic designer and has been making needle-felted robins as gifts to deliver by the po...

Monaghan’s Climate Action Youth Group Designs Their Curious Object

Monaghan’s Climate Action Youth Group Designs T...

The girls have voted to focus on waste as they experience the excessive use of plastic in school, leading to wastage, and have chosen to focus on solving this as their challenge. We explored the challenge today in their area, and the group had a g...

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