Council launches app to highlight Donegal’s coastal heritage

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Donegal County Council has launched an app highlighting the county’s coastline, and giving people a chance to share stories and read about the experiences of others.The app was launched in Letterkenny this morning.The Hericoast Donegal Coastal Experience App was launched today by Joe Mahon, who is best known for the long-running television series, Lesser Spotted Journeys.Speaking at the launch he said the app gives everyone the opportunity to share their own stories or folklore that have been passed down through generations.It will then be used as the basis of an archive which will continually evolve, with people using special mapping technology to upload information which will then be used by the council’s Planning Team.The WebApp has been developed as part of the Interreg Europe funded Hericoast project which aims to improve the management and preservation of coastal heritage and landscapes.Project Manager Aideen Quinn says because the app is web based, it does not need to be downloaded and will work on any device or platform.*************************Access details and Council statement in fullWell known TV Presenter Joe Mahon was on hand to launch the Hericoast Donegal Coastal Experience App in the Public Service Centre in Letterkenny earlier today.Joe Mahon is best known for his incredibly successful and long-running television series, Lesser Spotted Journeys and was delighted to help with the launch of what is essentially a new way of telling a yarn and sharing stories from along our stunning coastline.Speaking at the launch he said “This app gives us all the opportunity to share our own stories or folklore that have been passed down through generations, and with that, create what will be an archive of the places and stories we have, told in our own words”One of the most appealing aspects of social media is its ability to allow us to share special moments with a wider audience including our circle of family and friends.  This WebApp has been specially designed to allow the user to upload this information using mapping technology and this information will then be used by our own Planning Team to allow them to capture and manage this data which would otherwise be impossible to capture.This innovative WebApp is being launched by Donegal County Council and has been developed as part of the Interreg Europe funded Hericoast project which aims to improve the management and preservation of coastal heritage and landscapes. “Some aspects of our coastal heritage are intangible” says Project Officer Aideen Quinn.  “For example you could meet someone such as a guide at a specific location and enjoy their stories – this information cannot be readily put on paper but could be uploaded on the App via a photograph or comment and that would engage a wider audience as well as provide us with meaningful information that could help inform best practice in terms of managing and preserving our unique coastal heritage and landscapes”.The WebApp is does not need to be downloaded which means it will not take up memory on a device. It will work on any device or platform including Android, Windows and Apple. It will not go out of date as it is accessible at all times through the website and designed to be promoted on social media. The WebApp is available at http://arcg.is/2qlVZZH Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleSeanad leader urged to lobby ministers on Swan ParkNext articleBan on pubs opening on Good Friday abolished News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 25, 2018 Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Council launches app to highlight Donegal’s coastal heritagelast_img read more

Konta beats Wozniacki to reach Australian Open last 16

first_imgBRITAIN’s Johanna Konta saw off former world number one Caroline Wozniacki with a stunning display to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open tennis.Konta, seeded ninth, won nine games in a row on her way to beating the Danish 17th seed 6-3 6-1 in 75 minutes.It was an eighth successive victory for the Briton, who won the title in Sydney in the build-up to Melbourne.Konta, 25, will face Ekaterina Makarova next after the Russian upset sixth seed Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-7 (3-7) 6-3.“We played in the fourth round here last year and I think it was 8-6 in the third, so I am expecting a battle,” Konta said.“It will be tough, just like against anyone in any match, you don’t have any easy matches any more.”Six-time champion Serena Williams – a potential quarter-final opponent for Konta – earlier beat fellow American Nicole Gibbs 6-1 6-3.“I think if she keeps playing like this, then she has good chances against Serena,” Wozniacki said of Konta.“Serena has won so many Grand Slams and she’s been in tough positions. But I think Johanna is playing on a very high level right now.”After a tight start to the contest on Margaret Court Arena, Konta took control midway through the first set and powered away from Wozniacki.The British number one’s consistent aggression on serve, return and off the ground left the Dane struggling to find an answer.A thumping drive volley gave Konta the first break of serve in game seven and she got the better of the Wozniacki serve once again to clinch the set.A bewildered Wozniacki double-faulted twice to fall behind in the second set and in the end she did well to get on the scoreboard at all after going 5-0 down.There was the odd sign of nerves from Konta as she closed in on victory but after double-faulting on her first match point, she converted the second to end the day with 31 winners to Wozniacki’s six.“I definitely played at a high level today,” Konta said.“Caroline really makes you work for it and doesn’t give you anything so I am happy with my level.“I knew it would be incredibly tough and I wanted to assert myself from the get go and play the match I wanted to play. What an amazing crowd, you guys were incredible.”(BBC Sport)last_img read more