Digital Clare – taking advantage of digital opportunities in rural Ireland

Digital Clare used training, mentoring and regular online exchanges to improve digital skills in rural County Clare and create a locally recognised name for digital innovation and networking.

Project summary: 

Digital Clare employed a digital facilitator to provide various types of social media and internet training in order to improve local digital skills and enable businesses, organisations and individuals to take better advantage of digital opportunities.The project also created and promoted online networking possibilities aimed at all sectors of the local community using #DigitalClare.

This created new connections, new business opportunities and an ongoing digital community who will continue to explore digital opportunities in County Clare.

Project results: 
  • Improved skills and awareness of digital opportunities amongst residents, business owners and members of local interest groups In County Clare.
  • Businesses and community groups have reported new opportunities and connections thanks to the Digital Clare networking activities.
  • “Digital Clare” brand has become a locally recognised name for digital innovation and networking providing a framework for future digital activities.
  • A small independent group has now been formed with the aim of developing new Digital Clare projects in the future.