SOME of the more mature members of the Ceann Trá community have been getting to grips with technology and life online lately, proving that it is never too late to learn a new skill.
Computer classes and internet skills training in Ionad Naomh Chaitlíona in Ceann Trá over the past few months have been a huge success with many people, some who would have had zero experience when it came to computers, embracing the technological world.
According to class tutor Sharon Ní Chonchúir, the programme, which is run under the auspices of Kerry Adult Education Service, is all about 'improving literacy across the board'.
"KES runs classes in adult literacy for anyone who needs them and while traditionally that has been all about reading, writing and maths, computer training is now included as part of basic literacy," she said. "After all, if you can't use a computer, you'll find yourself being left behind - you won't be able to book a flight or check your bank account."
The class in Ceann Trá began just before Christmas and is on-going; the age group ranging from people in their mid-fifties to people in their late-eighties.
"There are ten people in the class and they want to learn basic computer functions as well as the internet," Sharon added. "They like to learn how to send emails, attach photos and Skype with their family and friends who live far away and they also like to know how to find information online."