The DLDC CoLabora co-working project has launched its second phase in Bundoran. The co-working space, based at Bundoran Community Centre, aims to create new working spaces for remote workers, start-ups and small businesses. Four local Social Enterprise organisations in Donegal are participating in this training programme in cooperation with five other European partners including from France, Spain, Germany, Wales and Latvia. Bundoran is the second of 4 centres participating in the programme to launch in Donegal. The four Donegal participant’s centres include: An Craoibhín, Termon www.craoibhintermon.ie The Base, Stranorlar, www.thebaseenterprise.ie Bundoran Community Centre, https://www.facebook.com/BundoranCommunityCentre/Spraoi agus Spórt, Carndonagh www.spraoiagussport.ieCoWork Plus Bundoran will provide dedicated desks, high-speed broadband, and a friendly and informal atmosphere to help you support the life you want to live. The launch on 1st October kicked off with free surf lessons which let guests experience one of the many benefits of living in Bundoran.Pictured from L-RMary McGrenra (Craoibhin), Brian Mc Mahon (Vice-Chair of Donegal Municipal District Council), Fred Gallagher (Craoibhin), Laura Martin (LEADER), Sinead McLaughlin (LEADER), Michael Travers (Chairman of Bundoran Community Development)CoWork Plus Bundoran launch: L-RBrian Mc Nulty (Director of Bundoran Community Development), Killian O’Kelly, Finn Ní Fhaolain, Sinead McLaughlin, Cllr Michael McMahon, Rose Barret, Louise McCauley, Michael Travers, Julianne Hayes, Michael Tunney.Following this, guests were shown around the space and heard about remote working and employment opportunities from guest speakers including Pierre Vandermeulen and Maria Gallo, and also from Finn Ní Fhaolain of Water Stories, Killian O’Kelly of Irish Gap Year, Rose Barrett of Grow Remote and Michael Tunney – Head of Enterprise, LEO. Michael Travers of Bundoran Community Development stated “Bundoran is a holiday resort and it’s famous for its exhilarating cliffs, coastal walks and surfing. If you come to work in this new and exciting enterprise you can experience this exhilaration too”.DLDC is very excited about the opportunities that this project will bring to participating organisations and their communities. Sinead McLaughlin, Project Officer with DLDC, says “The CoLabora concept is working very well in many parts of Europe. We look forward to many similar economic and social benefits that it will bring to Co. Donegal”. If you are currently working remotely from home and wish to join a coworking space please contact any of the above spaces for more information.The project has a Cooperation Transnational Theme and was recently funded under LEADER. This project is supported by: Donegal LCDC, DLDC, Donegal County Council and the Department of Rural & Community Development through grant aid received under The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development in Ireland 2014- 2020 Europe investing in rural areas. Bundoran celebrates launch of CoWork Plus working spaces was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bundoranBundoran Community Centreco-workingcolaboraDLDCworking space
Linking extreme interannual changes in prey availability to foraging behaviour and breeding investment in a marine predator, the macaroni penguin
Understanding the mechanisms that link prey availability to predator behaviour and population change is central to projecting how a species may respond to future environmental pressures. We documented the behavioural responses and breeding investment of macaroni penguins Eudyptes chrysolophus across five breeding seasons where local prey density changed by five-fold; from very low to highly abundant. When prey availability was low, foraging trips were significantly longer and extended overnight. Birds also foraged farther from the colony, potentially in order to reach more distant foraging grounds and allow for increased search times. These extended foraging trips were also linked to a marked decrease in fledgling weights, most likely associated with reduced rates of provisioning. Furthermore, by comparing our results with previous work on this population, it appears that lowered first-year survival rates associated, at least partially, with fledging masses were also evident for this cohort. This study integrates a unique set of prey density, predator behaviour and predator breeding investment data to highlight a possible behavioural mechanism linking perturbations in prey availability to population demography.