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#Carlow, Digital Storytelling Project Launched

21/06/2017

This week the #Carlow, Digital Storytelling project was launched by Carlow County Council in association with Local Enterprise Office Carlow, Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow Library, VISUAL, Carlow Tourism and the Carlow Nationalist.

#Carlow, Digital Storytelling Project is a county wide project which aims to increase the level of digital awareness for businesses and community within County Carlow.  The project will deliver several different elements which includes business supports, community engagement in Digital Photography, student engagement in digital content creation and associated spin out projects which will be showcased at the project showcase event scheduled for late November 2017.

Speaking about the project, Kieran Comerford, Head of Enterprise with the Local Enterprise Office said  “the project has been designed around a partnership approach to design micro projects which engage communities in the whole area of Digital Communications, On-Line Trade & Marketing”, Comerford continued to say “Irish people spend more than €14,000 every minute, that's €840,000 every hour, 24 hours a day online but less than 1 in 3 small businesses in Ireland are selling online and smaller businesses are not engaged in online activity and this is bad for business”.  In explaining the project Comerford stated “The key to digital is understanding human experience and this project has been designed around the fundamental knowledge and experience of the project partners”, Comerford concluded by saying “communities must think critically about how their digital activities translate into actions and how they affect their customers and users”

Speaking about the project Bernie O’Brien, Director of Services with Carlow County Council said ““this programme is a key event in the County’s project calendar and Carlow County Council through the Local Enterprise Office is committed to fostering an enterprise and entrepreneurial culture in the County”.

The launch was attended by Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council, Councillor William Paton who said “I am delighted to launch this programme which is designed to engage a variety of different members of our community in order to make the best of the opportunity that Digital presents and I would encourage people to engage with this free programme”

For details on how to participate in the programme contact digitalcarlow@carlowcoco.ie or call Dena Nolan on 059/9129783

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For further information contact Kieran Comerford on 086/8252037 or e-mail kcomerford@carlowcoco.ie