Information Event at Laya Healthcare, Little Island

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

 

The Dunkettle project team visited Laya Healthcare in Little Island on Wednesday, April 17th for an Information Event regarding the Dunkettle Inerchange project works.

Hosting 75 Laya Healthcare employees, the team provided those who attended with a high level presentation and a live survey, as well as having a question and answer session and the model of the upgrade on display.

The team presented Laya with an update on the project, photographs and maps of the proposed layout of the Interchange and the planned cycle routes through the Interchange.

The aim was to inform those who attended, to open communication lines and to discuss the traffic reduction measures that can be put in place during the course of the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade works. The team explored the options of carpooling, flexi-time and working from home with Laya. Employees at Laya gave the team really positive feedback.  

The team are available to host Information Events about the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade Scheme to businesses, residents and commuters around the works areas.

If interested, email us at [email protected] to get in contact with the team.


Dunkettle Live!

Friday, March 22, 2019

To compliment the www.dunkettletraffic.ie website the Dunkettle Live app will soon be released on Android and iOS.


Dunkettle Bake Day in aid of Marymount Hospice

Thursday, March 14, 2019

On Thursday the 14th of March, the team from the Dunkettle Site Office ran a Bake Day in aid of Marymount Hospice.

We are delighted to have raised €705.56 for Maymount on the day.

Congratulations to Steven McGivern who won the hamper, generously donated by Spar in Little Island.

A huge Thank You to everyone involved and for all of the generous donations.



STEPS Programme - Engineers Week Ireland 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Four of our Engineers from the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade team, Jim McCarthy, Denise McCarthy, Michael Owens and Cathal O’ Connor, were delighted to support Engineers Week Ireland this week. The engineering team was ably assisted by our intern, Aisling McCarthy.

Organised by Engineers Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland, Engineers Week celebrates engineering across Ireland. Everybody is invited to get involved and inspire young people around the country to consider a career in engineering.

The team got involved this year by presenting to both primary and secondary schools located near the project works. The following schools were visited by the team;

  • 04/03/19 - Glanmire Community College (180 students).
  • 05/03/19 - Scoil Inse Rátha, Little Island (60 students).
  • 06/03/19 - Scoil Náisiúnta a Chroí Naofa, Glounthaune (250 students).

 

The team spoke about their individual career paths, gave examples of the projects that they have worked on and completed, various types of engineering and how it is used in every day life, as well as showing the proposed plans for the Dunkettle Interchange upgrade scheme and how it will be beneficial in the future. Our aim was to encourage and to empower the students to follow their own career journeys within engineering and the overall response could not have been any better.

Presenting to almost 500 students this week, they greatly appreciated the insights gained from the personal career pathways to date from the team. We recieved high levels of engagement and interaction from the students throughout these school visits by hosting question and answer sessions after each presentation as well as providing supplies to carry out engineering activities.

Some of the activities carried out included the demonstration of surveying equipment, creating structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows with 5th and 6th class students as well as the demonstration of the Law of the Lever using a toy crane. The team brought hard hats, goggles and overalls for the students to try on.

The team also provided each school with branded pens, rulers, as well as participation certificates for each student. John Sisk & Sons kindly donated ‘curiosity boxes’ for all of the primary schools involved.  

 


STEPS Programme - Engineers Week 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Four of our Engineers from the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade team, Jim McCarthy, Denise McCarthy, Michael Owens and Cathal O’ Connor, were delighted to support Engineers Week Ireland this week. The engineering team was ably assisted by our intern, Aisling McCarthy.

Organised by Engineers Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland, Engineers Week celebrates engineering across Ireland. Everybody is invited to get involved and inspire young people around the country to consider a career in engineering.

The team got involved this year by presenting to both primary and secondary schools located near the project works. The following schools were visited by the team;

  • 04/03/19 - Glanmire Community College (180 students).
  • 05/03/19 - Scoil Inse Rátha, Little Island (60 students).
  • 06/03/19 - Scoil Náisiúnta a Chroí Naofa, Glounthaune (250 students).

 

The team spoke about their individual career paths, gave examples of the projects that they have worked on and completed, various types of engineering and how it is used in every day life, as well as showing the proposed plans for the Dunkettle Interchange upgrade scheme and how it will be beneficial in the future. Our aim was to encourage and to empower the students to follow their own career journeys within engineering and the overall response could not have been any better.

Presenting to almost 500 students this week, they greatly appreciated the insights gained from the personal career pathways to date from the team. We recieved high levels of engagement and interaction from the students throughout these school visits by hosting question and answer sessions after each presentation as well as providing supplies to carry out engineering activities.

Some of the activities carried out included the demonstration of surveying equipment, creating structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows with 5th and 6th class students as well as the demonstration of the Law of the Lever using a toy crane. The team brought hard hats, goggles and overalls for the students to try on.

The team also provided each school with branded pens, rulers, as well as participation certificates for each student. John Sisk & Sons kindly donated ‘curiosity boxes’ for all of the primary schools involved.  


Engineers Week Ireland 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Four of our Engineers from the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade team, Jim McCarthy, Denise McCarthy, Michael Owens and Cathal O’ Connor, were delighted to support Engineers Week Ireland this week. The engineering team was ably assisted by our intern, Aisling McCarthy.

Organised by Engineers Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland, Engineers Week celebrates engineering across Ireland. Everybody is invited to get involved and inspire young people around the country to consider a career in engineering.

The team got involved this year by presenting to both primary and secondary schools located near the project works. The following schools were visited by the team;

  • 04/03/19 - Glanmire Community College (180 students).
  • 05/03/19 - Scoil Inse Rátha, Little Island (60 students).
  • 06/03/19 - Scoil Náisiúnta a Chroí Naofa, Glounthaune (250 students).

 

The team spoke about their individual career paths, gave examples of the projects that they have worked on and completed, various types of engineering and how it is used in every day life, as well as showing the proposed plans for the Dunkettle Interchange upgrade scheme and how it will be beneficial in the future. Our aim was to encourage and to empower the students to follow their own career journeys within engineering and the overall response could not have been any better.

Presenting to almost 500 students this week, they greatly appreciated the insights gained from the personal career pathways to date from the team. We recieved high levels of engagement and interaction from the students throughout these school visits by hosting question and answer sessions after each presentation as well as providing supplies to carry out engineering activities.

Some of the activities carried out included the demonstration of surveying equipment, creating structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows with 5th and 6th class students as well as the demonstration of the Law of the Lever using a toy crane. The team brought hard hats, goggles and overalls for the students to try on.

The team also provided each school with branded pens, rulers, as well as participation certificates for each student. John Sisk & Sons kindly donated ‘curiosity boxes’ for all of the primary schools involved.  


11th February 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Dunkettle traffic website has now gone live. It shows live feeds from cameras at the interchange as well as journey times and traffic information. Traffic Website

 


February 4th 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

As part of the enabling works for the Dunkettle Interchange Project, John Sisk and Sons on behalf of Cork county council are carrying out traffic capacity improvement works at Little Island interchange starting the 4th February. Further updates are contained in our Newsletter.