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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 ...

Sligo’s Biodiversity Challengers release their survey in Sligo LEADERS eZine

Sligo’s Biodiversity Challengers release their ...

Biodiversity loss in Sligo is a complex issue currently being challenged by a local group, using a range of design thinking tools to narrow down their focus. In doing so, they have released their survey in LEADER’s monthly eZine, and have reached ...

Digital Hubs- Bigger Than Broadband

Digital Hubs- Bigger Than Broadband

Steve Jobs famously said, “If you find the problem correctly, you almost have the solution”. And that’s precisely what this course has achieved. A month or so ago, participants of the Reimagining Community Spaces as Digital Hubs course (called cha...

Welcome to Innovating Communities in County Cavan

Welcome to Innovating Communities in County Cavan

Welcome to Innovating Communities in County Cavan– where the aim is to strengthen local development and community-led action through Design Thinking skills and to work in groups to overcome local challenges collaboratively. Cavan County Local Deve...

Welcome to Innovating Communities in County Donegal

Welcome to Innovating Communities in County Don...

Welcome to the Innovating Communities Donegal which is being led by Donegal Local Development CLG. We are excited to be joining 6 counties to deliver design thinking training to our community members. In Donegal, we have partnered with Icecream Ar...

Welcome to Innovating Communities County Sligo

Welcome to Innovating Communities County Sligo

Welcome the Innovating Communities Sligo which is being led by Sligo LEADER Partnership. We are excited to be joining 5 other counties to deliver design thinking training to our community members. In Sligo we have partnered with Icecream Architect...

Welcome to Innovating Communities in County Louth

Welcome to Innovating Communities in County Louth

Welcome the Innovating Communities Louth which is being led by Louth LEADER Partnership. We are excited to be joining 6 counties to deliver design thinking training to our community members. In Louth we have partnered with Icecream Architecture to...

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