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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...

Join us in Designing Ballybay's Future!

Join us in Designing Ballybay's Future!

We had our first lesson, “Find Your Way” as part of our Innovating Communities challenge, Designing Ballybay’s FutureThis course is a 20 week marathon, for us to join together to develop and design a new future for Ballybay. Like many other towns ...

Rejuvenating Killeshandra

Rejuvenating Killeshandra

Do you have an amazing idea to rejuvenate your town?Rejuvenating Killeshandra is a group in Cavan who are taking part in a challenge to re-develop and rejuvenate the town of Killeshandra. The team is working collaboratively to develop a shared vis...

Save Kilty's Post Office

Save Kilty's Post Office

Kiltyclogher’s Challenger’s have been working very hard together to revive the village, and one of their objectives is to save the Post OfficeThey have designed and delivered a tying flyer to promote the Post Office, as people aren’t aware of the ...

Leave Nobody Behind

Leave Nobody Behind

On the 3rd of November 2021, we began the ‘Be A Welcoming Community’ course. The aim of the course, as taken from it’s description on the website, is as follows: This course will focus on combating loneliness, social isolation, and the digital div...

The Breaking Down Barriers group in County Louth reaches nearly 200 responses on their survey!

The Breaking Down Barriers group in County Lout...

The course titled Breaking Down Barriers: Community Integration for All, focuses on improving integration within County Louth. The group have received a fantastic response to their survey, from both migrants and white-irish citizens within the com...

Can you share any stories of Sliabh Beagh?

Can you share any stories of Sliabh Beagh?

We are a small but passionate group of people in the local area who have joined an Innovating Communities challenge with an aim to attract tourists to Sliabh Beagh. The focus of our challenge was narrowed down by referring initially to the vast sc...

It's Good to Talk: Is the act of Conversation the Key to saving Nature?

It's Good to Talk: Is the act of Conversation ...

Tackling a challenge such as Biodiversity Awareness is no easy feat. For the last 7 weeks, our Leitrim challengers have used a collection of Design Thinking Tools and Exercises to help them in their quest to promote Biodiversity in the area. They ...

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