November Newsletter

Hey everyone,

Welcome to the RITA November Newsletter! It’s been a busy few months over at and we have lots of updates below. Grab a tea, coffee or water, sit back and enjoy. 

Tech Advocate Updates
We announced 8 more Tech Advocates since our last newsletter in August. Please welcome Mary, Conor, Tiffany, Ntsoaki, Maurice, Sapphire, Frank and Cathal. Who’ll be next? It could be you.

A full list of advocates can be found here :

We are looking for Tech Advocates to represent every county in Ireland and from all walks of life. If you are interested or know of someone who would make a great advocate please let us know : [email protected]

Our First Podcast

In October we recorded our first podcast. Ntsoaki (CK) did a fantastic job of driving the conversation and ensuring we all stayed on topic. Chloe Thompson (County Armagh), Jon-Paul Sullivan (County Clare), Amber Higgins (County Meath), Brendan O’Brien (County Meath) and RITA founder Thomas Shaw (County Dublin) chatted about the good and bad of remote working vs working in an office.

Disclaimer: This was our first podcast and we had a few technical issues, the sound quality isn’t amazing but the content is 100%. Enjoy and please provide feedback.

County Updates
We published another 3 county pages since our last newsletter; Donegal, Down and Leitrim.

A full list of county pages can be found here : These pages are full of links to help folks discover more about each county and include useful links such as co-working spaces, transport etc which folks, who are considering a move, might find useful. 

What’s happening next?

  • We’ll continue to announce more advocates throughout the rest of the year and hopefully have some news regarding a new sponsor. 
  • We have a private Discord server setup where our Tech Advocates can meet and share stories, ideas etc. We are planning to open a public channel where anyone can drop by and discuss their experiences of living and working in rural Ireland.
  • We’ll be hosting our 2nd “RITA Catch-Up” in November, which will be virtual, and limited to the Advocates for now. In future we’ll open these sessions up to everyone in the community.

How can I help?

At the moment the greatest help folks can give is word of mouth marketing. Just telling your friends, colleagues, family etc about RITA is hugely helpful. Likes, retweets, shares, Twitter followers all matter (Twitter Handle : @RITAdvocates). We will need some financial assistance through sponsorship/partnerships as we grow. If anyone has interest in sponsoring then details can be found here :

Thanks for reading.
Rgds, Tom (@tomwillfixit, @RITAdvocates, @ShipItCon)

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