Main pic: Representatives from the Carndonagh and Dunlewey groups receive their cheques.
Three forward-thinking Donegal community organisations performed strongly at yesterday’s Digital Town awards.
The awards recognise and reward projects with a digital element that have been created by town groups and local communities.
Dunlewey won the Digital Tourism category, and a cheque for €6,000, for their digital history and heritage trail.
It used story maps, online exhibitions, online heritage trails and interactive maps. The oral tradition of older people and local farmers was also captured – including names of places, lakes and fields – and recorded for future generations. Original records, such as school registration books, were photographed and digital books created. Virtual tours of the local landscape were also made.
Carndonagh was runner up in the Digital Education section, and received €4,000, for ‘unleashing creativity’, using digital fabrication to bring young people’s ideas to life.
In the Newcomer category, Ardara got a commendation for their project which uses voice activated technology to open a new world to residents in sheltered housing.
For further information on the awards, and all the winners, log on to www.weare.ie