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Big investment in 12 Kerry hubs

Time for reflection in the digital age: Fr Liam O’Brien, Sneem (left) and Fexco founder Brian McCarthy listening to the speeches at the opening of the Sneem Digital Hub.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

FUNDING amounting to €746,091is to be invested in 12 digital hubs in Kerry under the government’s Connected Hubs Scheme.

The grants are designed to enable existing hubs and broadband connection points to enhance, improve and upgrade capacity to remote working infrastructure in Kerry.

Grants will also fund measures to assist hubs to deal with Covid related challenges.

This funding will support a wide range of relevant works including the expansion of existing hubs, installation of privacy booths, access control and security systems, the conversion of existing open plan space to modular offices, and provision of enhanced audio visual, networking and conferencing facilities.

The 12 hubs included in the scheme are based in Killarney, Sneem, Killorglin, Tralee, Dingle, Kenmare, Caherciveen and Castleisland.

Announcing details of the grants, Education Minister and Kerry TD Norma Foley said it will improve connectivity and ensuring local communities are ideal locations for remote working.

“This funding will enhance Kerry’s reputation as a vibrant, innovative and connected option for those choosing to work remotely,” she said.

The RDI Hub on the Killarney road in Killorglin

The hubs to benefit are:

  • Killarney Technology Innovation: €67,122
  • The Box CoWork, Pawn Office Lane, Killarney: €66,482
  • Sneem Digital Hub: €71,250
  • RDI Hub, Killorglin: €66,626.11
  • HQ CoWorking Space, Tralee: €65,517.30
  • Kenmare CoWorking Hub: €71,000
  • Moi Teic Dingle Hub: €68,000
  • Office Light, Caherciveen: €40,473
  • [email protected], Údarás: €14,967
  • Island Point, Castleisland: €74,976
  • Kerry Innovation Centre: €71,872.65
  • South Kerry Development Partnership: €67,805