Digital Transformation changes the way we do things in Donegal via new disruptive digital technology. Did you know that the Donegal Digital partners are implementing digitalisation across the county to reap significant benefits in multiple areas?

One of the digital transformation categories in which our partnership is working is 'Smart City and Region' by developing an intelligent infrastructure of digital technologies for culture and tourism. Applying digital technologies to foster culture and tourism, such as immersive technology, allow us to experience historical maritime tourist attractions in a new and different way

During the summer, Donegal County Council, through the Atlantic Area funded TIDE project, has launched three new maritime historical virtual reality experiences which include: ‘The Storm, The Sea – The Saldanha’ at Fanad Lighthouse, the ‘Wrath of the Atlantic, Wrecks of the Armada’ at Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium and the ‘Beware! Convoy Below World War 1’ at Fort Dunree.

Welcoming these new experiences
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Liam Blaney said: “these new experiences not only help share the story of Donegal’s unique maritime history but also enhance the appeal of attractions such as Fanad Lighthouse, Fort Dunree and the Inishowen Maritime Museum. By using this type of technology we can take people on a journey back in time to really understand and appreciate key events in our history and these will not only be of interest to visitors to the county but also to local people and most importantly to our children and young people”.  

More about TIDE
The TIDE Project is funded by both the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme and Donegal County Council and is being led by the ERNACT network. Other project partners are from Northern Ireland, UK, France, Spain and Portugal. The main focus of the TIDE Project is to promote a common maritime theme among all the projects partners while at the same time adding a new dimension to both the tourism and cultural heritage in the Atlantic region using the latest technology and to enrich the visitor experiences. The TIDE project focuses mainly on the Napoleonic, Spanish Armada, World Wars & Atlantic Migration eras.  

The public are invited to visit Fanad Lighthouse, Fort Dunree and the Inishowen Maritime Museum to enjoy these virtual reality experiences. Find out more!


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Contact: Ianire Renobales

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