Press Release

This morning we sent a press release to the two main local newspapers, the Argus and the Democrat, to give them information about our tree-planting at 5pm this evening. The following is the text of the press release:

DKIT Students Aim to Raise Awareness of Creative Spark.

Three students from Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) will plant a Ginkgo Biloba tree in the grounds of the Creative Spark, Louth Creative Community Hub in Muirhevnamor, Dundalk, as a culmination of their project to raise awareness of the facility within the local community and farther afield.

Robin O’Leary, Matthew Macklin and Aidan McCourt are fourth year Creative Multimedia and Video and Film students at DKIT. The tree-planting is one of a number of activities, including an exhibition of students’ past work, taking place today, 22 October, at 5pm at the Creative Spark building at Clontygora, Muirhevnamor.

Over the past number of days Robin, Matthew and Aidan have been distributing distinctive promotional cards to local businesses and centres of community activity. They have also created a 3D animation which will be displayed on the Creative Spark facebook page. The content of the animation will be updated to reflect suggestions from the local community as to what their idea of creativity is and what activities they would like to see at the Creative Spark.

Speaking before the tree-planting event, Aidan McCourt said: “We wanted to reflect the Creative Spark’s ethos of creativity coupled with sustainability in our project.  We felt planting a real live tree coupled with an animated multimedia tree in our promotional video provided a nice balance between nature and technology”.

Creative Spark, Louth Creative Community Hub has been developed to meet the recognised need for a dedicated creative training and workspace facility in the county with a focus on the development of the creative enterprise sector in this region and the use of creative practice to promote social engagement.

Providing 50% dedicated training and ‘learning lab’ facilities and 50% affordable workspace, Creative Spark is more than just serviced workspace. Creative Spark offers an environment where creativity can flourish and where networking and connectivity are more than just buzzwords but become a daily reality for the creative community working, learning and meeting in the hub.

For more information please contact Aidan McCourt at:

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