Connect with us

News

Barraduff centre included in major remote working initiative

Published

on

0221921_950345e6afa40e299347aa15c0b9fe01.jpg

By Michelle Crean

A community organisation has been selected as one of 200 hubs across the country that is part of a major initiative by the Government.

REMOTE WORKING: Barraduff Community Hub has been selected as part of a major remote working initiative by the Government.

Barraduff Community Hub Barraduff Community Field Organisation (BCFO) is now officially on the Connected Hubs Network – making remote working a reality for thousands.

The centre was developed to cater for the increased demand for remote, flexible and hybrid working models - and is perhaps one of the positive things to come from COVID-19.

It also allows people make adjustments for a better work-life balance and encourage workers to use the hours they would have spent commuting in a more worthwhile way.

The announcement was made as part of a national awareness campaign launched to promote the benefits of working from a hub.

"The committee are delighted that Barraduff Community Hub is open for business and workers can book desk space on the Connected Hubs website or on the recently launched Connected Hubs Mobile App, on the Barraduff Community Hub profile page," committee member, Tadhg O'Shea, told the Killarney Advertiser.

BCFO is a not-for-profit organisation made up of a group of volunteers working together to improve the lives of people in their local community and beyond.

Flexible Hot-desking

Barraduff Community Hub is a facility with 1GB fibre broadband offering flexible fixed and hot-desking for remote workers, students, a low-cost base for any business start-ups and affordable office space to rent.

BCFO's main aim is to serve local needs for any training, e-learning courses, meetings or get-togethers. Their packages include free parking, 24/7 building access, secure key fob entry, CCTV, kitchen facilities and access to a walking track and exercise facilities.

Barraduff Community Hub is centrally located on the doorstep to Ireland’s tourist capital Killarney which is 10 km away, in the peaceful and tranquil setting of Barraduff Village. The facility is walking distance to a crèche, primary school, shop, pubs, hairdressers, butchers, laundrette, petrol station and restaurant.

"BCFO is a progressive organisation and we are always trying to improve and enhance the facilities and opportunities we can offer the local and wider community," he added.

"We would like to thank everyone who helped us on our journey so far to make this facility a reality for our community and we look forward to more improvements and developments in the near future."

For more information you can phone Tadhg 086 8373951, Paul 087 6111190, Oliver 087 2653045 or email barraduffcfo@gmail.com.
 

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

Published

on

0239246_KSAI_Set_Dancing_for_Ukraine_1.jpg

By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

Continue Reading

News

Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

Published

on

0239153_38_MS_WalkA.JPG

By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

Attachments

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending