The Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme is an initiative under the Government’s National Digital Strategy, funded by the Department of The Environment, Climate, and Communications.

The Scheme provides free basic digital skills training where citizens attending classes will learn the skills they need to use and enjoy the many benefits that using the internet offers. 

Ballyhoura Development is contracted by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications to deliver this programme to non-liners, in their local communities, throughout the region. However, as a consequence of the Covid-19 Pandemic face to face training has seized under current public health guidelines. The Department acknowledges that there is a need amongst our communities to use alternative methods of training in lieu of face-to-face classes during this time. 

A number of 4/5-week classroom-based courses are commencing in Charleville, Mitchelstown & Caherconlish in late September aiming to help learners get up and running confidently online.

The Training will comprise of:

  • 2 hours per class for classes running over 5 weeks and 2.5 hours per class for classes running over 4 weeks
  • Maximum of 9 learners per class at a social distance
  • Masks mandatory during training
  • If participants do not have a device, a sanitized laptop/tablet will be provided for use during the training sessions


To register your interest, please fill out the form by clicking on the link below:

Register for Digital Skills Programme

Or you can contact Carrie O’Donoghue at [email protected] or 086-1708722