Deirdre de Bhailís

Manager, Dingle Hub

(2018-to date)

Deirdre is an active and committed member of the local community. She is involved in coordinating and organising projects and events, facilitating stakeholder and community involvement, promoting the work both locally and nationally, and securing funding.

Email: deirdre@dinglehub.com

Brendan Tuohy

Board Member, Dingle Hub

(2018-to date)

Brendan was one of the initial group of people involved in proposing a vision for Corca Dhuibhne 2030/Dingle Peninsula 2030. He facilitates engagement with senior people in local and national Government, the public service and private sector, promotes the projects at county and national level, and helps with applications for financial and other support.

Dinny Galvin

ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL LIAISON OFFICER, DINGLE HUB

(mid 2022-to date)

Dinny is responsible for local, national and international farmer engagement for the various projects and for keeping abreast of new agriculture and energy schemes, measures, technologies and business opportunities, and introducing them locally where appropriate.

Email: dinny@dinglehub.com

Catríona Fallon

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EVENT COORDINATOR, DINGLE HUB

(mid 2022-to date)

Catrióna is engaging with partners, the local community and key audiences to co-develop and facilitate a series of events related to the key Corca Dhuibhne/Dingle Peninsula 2030 projects. She is also Project Manager of the Creative Climate Action Project.

Email: creativeclimateartist@dinglehub.com

Séamus O’Hara

Area Manager, NEWKD

(2018-to date)

Séamus is responsible for implementing the SICAP Programme in W Kerry. He is a founding member of Transition Kerry, and works collaboratively with communities, business and farming groups, and local state agencies. In 2019/20 he initiated and coordinated a demographic, socio-economic and energy survey throughout the peninsula.

Email: seamusohara@nekd.ie

Dr Clare Watson

ENGAGED RESEARCH LEAD, MAREI

(2018-to date)

Clare provides advice and support on community engagement issues and strategies, and she helps to develop good communication and collaborative practices across the initiative. She is coordinating the production of co-created reflective learning briefs on particular activities, projects or outcomes relating to the work of Corca Dhuibhne/Dingle Peninsula 2030.

Email: clare.watson@ucc.ie

Aoife Deane

Communications and Public Engagement Manager, MaREI

(2018-to date)

Aoife acts as a sounding board and provides on-going advice to the MaREI Dingle team. She assists with reporting, funding applications, project management (on an SFI Discover grant for the Corca Dhuibhne/Dingle Peninsula 2030 initiative), and the development of outputs and dissemination. She is also helping to create effective methods of evaluation and impact assessment.

Email: aoife.deane@ucc.ie

Emma Verling

POST DOC RESEARCHER, MAREI

(2021-to date)

Emma is providing support with a number of aspects of the SFI Discover project, including project management within MaREI, as well as working with project partners on delivering the engaged research elements of the work.

Email: emma.verling@ucc.ie

Former Team Members

Claire McElligott

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER, ESB NETWORKS

(2018-2021)

Claire managed the roll out of the ESB Networks Dingle Project Ambassador Programme and facilitated renewable technology installation on the peninsula. She also worked with the community to help trial and test these renewable technologies on the electricity network, the results of which will support the development of the low carbon network of the future.

Email: Claire.McElligott@esb.ie

Connor McGookin

PhD Student (Energy Engineering), MaREI

(2018-2021)

Connor conducted detailed analysis of the current energy system on the Dingle Peninsula and associated CO2 emissions, which informed the Energy Master Plan. He also helped with the organisation of several events including ‘LED bulb swaps’ and ‘Climate Hacks’, as well as a series of community meetings exploring the social, economic, and environmental challenges facing the area, in collaboration with NEWKD. He co-produced a number of learning briefs and wrote a series of journal papers.

Email: connor.mcgookin@ucc.ie

Evan Boyle

PhD Student (Sociology), MaREI

(2018-2021)

Evan conducted qualitative research on the ESB Networks Ambassador Programme and EV trial, and on the stakeholder collaborative process, and wrote a series of journal papers, reports and learning briefs. He assisted with the organization of events and meetings and promoted the initiative within the academic sector.

Email: evan.boyle@ucc.ie