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Duhallow Skillnet

Network Sector

Multi Sector

Network Region

South West

Network Manager

Louise Burke

Network Promoter

IRD Duhallow

Network Contact

Louise Burke


029 60633


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Network Overview

Duhallow Skillnet is a multi-sector business network for companies of all sizes in North Cork and the South West Region. The network’s mission is to enhance regional development, by providing the talent base with subsidised upskilling solutions that will support the growth of local businesses.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible training courses to meet the ongoing needs of businesses. Duhallow Skillnet is promoted by IRD Duhallow. Membership of the network is open to private enterprises in the South West region. The network delivers training mainly in counties Cork and Kerry.

Supports to businesses

  • Assist businesses to identify and address current and future skills needs 
  • Information regarding successful approaches to learning and talent development 
  • Guidance on achieving value for money when investing in learning and development 
  • Strategic programmes that enhance business innovation and sectoral competitiveness 
  • Flexible training and education programmes customised to the needs of the sector 
  • Innovative programme design and development 
  • Leadership programmes for business owners and executives 
  • Certified and non-certified technical training 
  • Training relating to communication, problem-solving and other core skills 
  • Advice on gauging the effectiveness of training 
  • Access to a network of businesses within the sector 
  • Conferences, seminars, and other informal learning and networking events 

“Having a consistently high standard of training available via the Duhallow Skillnet, so close to home and competitively priced, was brilliant for my business. I probably would not have achieved the Training Delivery and Evaluation programme qualification without the support of the Network.”

Ruth Cosgrave - Via Lutea

“We have worked with Duhallow Skillnet on numerous training projects, both large and small and have found the service they offer second to none. Duhallow Skillnet can deal directly with training providers to build custom made training programmes. We found that without their support and funding assistance a lot of the training we conducted this year may not have been viable.”

Michelle O’Shea - Alps Electric

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