Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúis

Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúis is the main coastal settlement on the Dingle / Corca Dhuibhne Peninsula, one of Europe’s most westerly peninsulas. Our peninsula has a population of 12,500, of whom 3,500 live in Dingle (and environs). Our peninsula’s stunning landscapes, calendar of festivals, strong cultural heritage and distinctive identity, combined with our internationally renowned reputation as a place of welcome and hospitality have been drawing visitors to the area for generations. Tourism is thus the mainstay of our local economy, with agriculture and the marine also playing important roles in our area’s economic, social and cultural lives. Most of our peninsula is also a designated Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area). Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúis is the main service centre for our peninsula’s many rural communities, all of which have their own local identities and dynamics.

The Dingle Peninsula has long grappled with the effects of peripherality, isolation and the out-migration of our young people. Challenges persist, but communities across our peninsula are at the forefront of innovation. Social capital is strong, and our citizens are effectively combining local knowledge and skills with technical know-how and creative technologies. We are fostering new economic opportunities, and are working to make our peninsula energy independent and resilient. Led by our Local Development Company (NEWKD), communities on our peninsula have pursued a strong evidence-based approach to Smart Villages, and emphasise inter-community collaboration and strong local governance.


Smart Rural Journey

Follow along with our Village Roadmap here :

The smart action has aimed to contribute towards establishing a community-led and smart retirement villages in Dingle / Corca Dhuibhne in which older people can live independently and can access a range of social, medical and ancillary services. SR21 partner empirica (Germany) helped providing the framework for planning health-care services locally, with the potential use and usefulness of digital tools (ambition focusing).


ESB Networks Dingle project

The project aims to inform customers on how they can use and engage with new low-carbon and smart grid technologies, as well as the impacts on the distribution system. To achieve this, it has recruited five local ambassadors to test out a range of low-carbon technologies and share their experiences with the wider Dingle community.

Meet the Dingle change-makers

Brian Ó Gallachóir is the Director of the MaREI Centre at University College Cork which is leading the research of the DINGLE PENINSULA 2030 project aiming to transition the area into a zero-emission region in just under a decade. The project is a partnership of four different groups bringing together research, technology, community development and a focus on rural development working to support the community in Dingle on their journey towards a low-carbon future.

Resources :

Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúi
An initiative for a more environmentally and economically sustainable future on the Dingle Peninsula. The goal is to transition the peninsula into a low-carbon society. This is important for the health of the planet, and to plan for future environmental changes and regulations. By reducing energy demands and using local renewable resources, the initiative could save the peninsula as much as € 8 million.
Language : English
ESB Networks Dingle Project
Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúi ( 2019 )
A short film about Dingle’s ESB Networks project. In its famework, five local ambassadors were selected to explore energy efficiency measures on the journey towards a low-carbon future. Each ambassador received a range of low-carbon technologies, including an Electric Vehicle Chargepoint, Air Source Heat Pump, Rooftop Solar PV, Controllable Immersion, Smart Circuit Breaker, Smart Meter, Battery Storage System and a Smart Living Gateway (IoT Hub in Home). Each ambassador is exploring these new technologies and sharing their experiences with the wider Dingle community and in doing so help inform as to how customers use and engage with new low-carbon and smart grid technologies and the impacts on the distribution system
Language : English

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