Deirdre de Bhailís

Manager, Dingle Hub

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.


Brendan Tuohy

Dingle Hub

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.

Claire McElligott

Community Engagement Manager, ESB Networks

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


Séamus O’Hara

Area Manager, NEWKD

Séamus is responsible for implementing the SICAP Programme in W Kerry, and is an SEC energy mentor. Séamus is a founding member of Transition Kerry, and works collaboratively with communities, business and farming groups, and local state agencies. He initiated and coordinated a recent demographic, socio-economic and energy survey throughout the Peninsula.


Dr Clare Watson

Engaged Research Team, MaREI

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 Dingle Peninsula 2030.


Aoife Deane

Communications and Public Engagement Manager, MaREI

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 Dingle Peninsula 2030 initiative), and the development of outputs and dissemination. She is also helping to create effective methods of evaluation and impact assessment.


Evan Boyle

PhD Student (Sociology), MaREI

Evan is conducting qualitative research on the ESB Networks Ambassador Programme and EV trial, and on the stakeholder collaborative process, and is writing a series of journal papers and reports. He assists with organizing events and meetings and promotes the initiative within the academic sector.


Connor McGookin

PhD Student (Energy Engineering), MaREI

Connor has conducted detailed analysis of the current energy system on the Dingle Peninsula and associated CO2 emissions, which informed the Energy Master Plan. He has 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 has co-produced a number of learning briefs and is writing a series of journal papers.