The Rural Hub was set up as an association as a response to the impact of the economic crisis on small rural villages and towns in Ireland. Since it was first established in 2012, The Rural Hub has been providing a wide range of training and capacity development programmes to local residents and community groups. They specialise in the area of community development and have developed a number of local initiatives to support the social inclusion of disadvantaged rural youth, migrant communities, and isolated older residents. They work with these groups, using creative approaches and the testing of digital media resources to support greater social cohesion among local communities in County Cavan. Through our community-based office, they deliver youth education programmes through our Social Mornings and Educational Afternoons programmes; and through our ‘youth into digital media’ programmes they run in our Digital Media Zone (DMZ) in Virginia, Cavan.