Castleisland’s Island Point Included in Kerry Digital Hub Grant Scheme

Checking out the facilities at Island Point IT Hub in Castleisland before its launch in 2019 were: Helen O’Connor-Barry, Local Enterprise Office, Kerry County Council; Patricia Walsh, Walsh Colour Print and Castleisland Chamber Alliance founder member ; Brian Looney, Local Enterprise Office, Kerry County Council; Michael John Kearney, chairman, Castleisland Chamber Alliance; Cllr. Bobby O’Connell and Seamus O’Brien, facilitator. ©Photograph: John Reidy 2/10/2019. 
Minister Norma Foley welcomed the injection of funding to Kerry’s digital hubs and its expected impact on remote working.  

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes funding of €746,091 to be invested in 12 Kerry Digital Hubs under the Connected Hubs Scheme.

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

Island Point Included

Included is Island Point on Tralee Road, Castleisland which received                     €74,976.00 under the scheme and  the facility is at full occupancy with its current layout.

This proposal will facilitate a further 40 plus customers through the development of new training rooms, meeting rooms and stand-alone office space.

Capacity for Remote Working

The funding for these facilities is 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.

Providing Direct Investment

“I welcome this funding which provides direct investment in digital hubs in Kerry, improving connectivity and ensuring local communities are ideal locations for remote working,” said Minister Foley.

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

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