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22/01/18 Lesser Spotted Journeys Joe Mahon special guest at Donegal Coastal Experience WebApp Launch

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Joe Mahon 

 

Well known TV Presenter Joe Mahon will be on hand on Thursday morning next at the launch of the new Donegal Coastal Experience WebApp in Letterkenny Public Service Centre.

 

Joe Mahon is best known for his incredibly successful and long-running television series, Lesser Spotted Journeys and Leas Chathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Noel Jordan believes that Joe Mahon is the ideal person to have on hand on Thursday morning to launch what is essentially a new way of telling a yarn, sharing stories and capturing the value of intangible cultural heritage from along our stunning coastline.

 

“This WebApp story map is something that will appeal to many people not just those visiting our coastline but for local people who want to share photos and the oral history of their own local communities and I am delighted that Joe Mahon will be there on Thursday morning as we launch this app” says Cllr. Noel Jordan.

 

“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 by the inhouse GIS Team 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 in sharing the experience 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 will be available at http://arcg.is/2qlVZZH or on the Councils website at  www.donegalcoco.ie .

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