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Heritage Points on Seo Árainn Mhór!

We’re very excited to share a brand new update to the Seo Árainn Mhór mobile app - Heritage Points.

Replacing the stories in the app - you can now view selected points in the app with people from the island sharing stories in Gaeilge and Bearla.

The update, rolling out now to the Apple App Store and Google Play, will feature these Heritage Points on the stories page. Each story will feature it’s own audio player and you can listen to the stories in English and Irish.

You can download the latest updates on the Apple App Store and Google Play

The Project

The Seo Árainn Mhór app is a project that’s been devised, developed and produced on the island of Arranmore between several community groups:

Developing the Update

This update was built very quickly using the latest technology stacks:

  • We’re using Directus to manage and maintain the data in the Postgresql database
  • The website is built using NextJS
  • The mobile app is built using Flutter and we’ve just extended that technology to include an audio player in this latest update. For more detail info on the app in general see our launch post.

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Thank Yous

We’re working hard on getting more stories into the app for you - if you have any other ideas for what would make this app work even better for you and people of Arranmore Island - reach out to us at: hello@seoarainnmhor.com

Many thanks to all who helped to make this trail possible. The project was funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland with the support of Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór via Plean Teanga Árainn Mhór. Local community groups including Stair Árainn Mhór, Club Óige Árainn Mhór, CFFAM and Taisce an Oileán also supported the meetings and gathering of information.

Our thanks to the Irish Community Archives Network and Donegal County Council’s Heritage Officer. Our thanks also to the app developer at Hexa Studios and editors from Createschool.ie

And of course, thank you to everyone who contributed stories to the project:

  • Proinsias Mac a Bhaird
  • Hugh Nancy Rodgers
  • Denis O Donnell
  • James Jack O Donnell
  • James Gerald O Donnell
  • JJ O Donnell
  • Aine the Glen Boyle
  • Sarah McCauley
  • Mark Dolly
  • Sophie Dolly
  • Danny Neily
  • Grania Ní Ghloinn
  • Marie Early
  • Sean Sammy
  • Kayla Early
  • Jerry Early
  • Paddy Dhomhnaill
  • Dr Jonny Duffy
  • Nora Flanagan
  • Mary Lynch
  • Petey Bhutty
  • Seamus Bonner
  • Tony (Magoo) Early
  • Cróna O Donnell
  • Fiona Boner
  • Seán Boner
  • Helena Gallagher
  • Brían Mac Gloinn

Promo image for Seo Árainn Mhór update