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Dun Laoghaire Town presentation to the Judges


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Presentation to the judges of the National Enterprise Town Awards Oct 2nd 2019

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Dun Laoghaire Town presentation to the Judges

  1. 1. Welcome to the Judges Cllr Lorraine Hall & Owen Laverty @DunLaoghaireTn
  3. 3. Associations and Organisations represented on the Steering Group DLR PPN Dun Laoghaire Active Retirement Association Community Cafe Cross Care Crosscare Youth Service Dun Laoghaire Business Association IE Domain Registry DLR County Council Community Department Active Retirement Association Gardai DLR Volunteer Centre Dun Laoghaire Central Residents Association Dun Laoghaire Mens Shed DLR Chamber DLR Lexicon DLR LEO Bank of Ireland @DunLaoghaireTn
  4. 4. Dún Laoghaire Town Doers #1 Chad Gilmer What do you do? The Glasshouses provide boutique Co-Working space in two repurposed retail spaces in Dun Laoghaire, GH1 & GH2 How Does it Benefit the Community? ● Provides an influx of fresh business people into the community. ● Provides high quality work & meeting spaces that enhance performance and the look of the streetscape. ● Provides additional new customers to the main street through Applifiate schemes for Glasshouses Members. What are your plans for the next 12 months? ● We are constantly promoting Dun Laoghaire as a premier Work Destination (“The Palo Alto of Dublin”), and always looking for the next GH3 @DunLaoghaireTn
  5. 5. Dún Laoghaire Town Doers #2 Ken Gibson @DunLaoghaireTn
  6. 6. Dún Laoghaire Town Doers #3 Paula Harris What do you do? ● I run the Cross Care Community Café to provide an inclusive space where all genres of the community can access a nutritious affordable meal. How Does it Benefit the Community? ● Our service aims to bring back a sense of community to all ages ● To provide affordable meals to our communities most vulnerable ● Through our team of volunteers be a support to those experiencing personal crisis What are your plans for the next 12 months? ● To work together with other services in community ● To extend our opening hours ● To access vital funding needed to maintain service @DunLaoghaireTn
  7. 7. Dún Laoghaire Town Doers #4 Marian Keyes What do you do? ● Over-see the continual development of the largest public library in Ireland. ● Promote leader Development and Exhibitions programme in dlr LexIcon How Does it Benefit the Community? ● dlr LexIcon consistently attracts over 520,000 people of all ages through the door per annum. ● dlr LexIcon is a central facilitator of the educational, recreational, cultural and informational needs of the community. What are your plans for the next 12 months? ● To continue to cultivate strategic partnerships with local community groups, schools, universities, embassies and cultural organisations. ● Rollout creative and cultural 5 year plans for DLR. @DunLaoghaireTn
  8. 8. Dún Laoghaire Town Doers #5 Eoin Costello What do you do? ● Run the not-for-profit incubation space above Bank of Ireland ● Helps local small businesses & social enterprises get the most from digital How Does it Benefit the Community? ● We deliver the Digital Dún Laoghaire programme of events & training ● With the support of DLR LEO, we deliver the Dun Laoghaire Town website What are your plans for the next 12 months? ● Grow the services provided to local business ● Look at other potential locations @DunLaoghaireTn
  9. 9. Dún Laoghaire Town Doers #6 Robbie Burns What do you do? ● Secretary, Dun Laoghaire Men’s Shed ● Working towards a future where all men in the local area have opportunity to improve and maintain their health and well-being by participating in a community-based Men’s Shed. How Does it Benefit the Community? ● Inclusiveness and respect of all regardless of abilities, develops community. ● Personal health and well-being of men through engagement in a variety of activities. What are your plans for the next 12 months? ● Develop further activities and projects as our membership grows. ● Expand our range of products on offer to the community. @DunLaoghaireTn
  10. 10. Dún Laoghaire Town Doers #7 Flossie What do you do? ● I run public weekly beach cleans in the Dun Laoghaire area. ● Write a weekly blog about plastic pollution and climate change. ● Publicise the plastic pollution and general rubbish we find on the beaches. How Does it Benefit the Community? ● Helps educate the local community as to what is floating around in our sea and how bad it is for our biosphere ● Shows children how much fun it is to beach clean and what can be made out of rubbish you find! What are your plans for the next 12 months? ● The plan for the next 12 months is to continue public beach cleans but also the charity has started workshops in junior schools about plastic pollution. ● Trying to get the council to agree to special signs that go up where we clean saying ‘If you see it, clean it! Plastic Free Irish Sea!’ @DunLaoghaireTn
  11. 11. Thanks And intro Ambassadors Introduction of Dún Laoghaire Ambassadors to the Judges GROUP PHOTO Let’s Go! @DunLaoghaireTn