TechSpace Creative Hub

TechSpace is a national network of digital media and technology hubs designed to empower young people to be creative with technology. TechSpace hubs are creative technology spaces in any learning setting where young people are inspired to become the next generation of creators and inventors.

Kerry Writers’ Museum in conjunction with Listowel Foróige established a TechSpace Creative Hub in 2013. Technical equipment in the Hub includes 4 desktop computers, 4 laptops, a camera, tripod, green screen and whitescreen, lighting, software umbrellas for photography, Makey kits and Soldering Kits. Listowel TechSpace works with young people aged 10 to 18 years and workshops take place every Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon. Creative programmes are delivered with the support of 3 Foróige Leaders, 2 Techspace Leaders and 1 Foróige Volunteer. If you would like to volunteer please contact us on 068 22212 or email kerrywritersmuseum@gmail.com.

Community Training

In 2021 we commenced a training programme with older people in the community to provide them with the technical skills to access our online cultural programmes and other services. This need was particularly highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic when many of our regular cultural events and activities including Listowel Rambling House, storytelling sessions, history events, Kerry writers lectures and workshops, had to be delivered online. Our primary audience for these events are the older generation in the local community, many of whom do not have the knowledge or capability to operate the technology required.

If you or your group would like to book a training session please contact us on 068 22212 or email kerrywritersmuseum@gmail.com.

Funding received from Kerry County Council under the Community Enhancement Programme has enabled us to undertake this initiative.

Kerry County Council