Donegal community goes online to win major digital prize – Donegal Daily

The community of Glencolmcille won a major digital prize and €9,000 to spend in their area.

The community won the accolade at the .IE Digital Town Awards 2022.

Gleann Cholm Cille’s “Building Digital Cultural Infrastructure for Our Community” project won first prize in the Digital Tourism category at the awards ceremony held yesterday.

The .IE Digital Town Awards honor local city projects and people who use digital innovation, technologies and digital thinking to improve cities, citizens and community services

“Building a digital cultural infrastructure for our community” by Gleann Cholm Cille won a total prize of €9,000

Speaking at the ceremony, a .IE spokesperson recognized the project winners and nominees as “showing great commitment to making a positive contribution to the digital advancement of their local community”.

Gleann Cholm Cille has been announced as the winner in the Digital Tourism category at the second annual .IE Digital Town Awards 2022.

The result was announced at a virtual awards ceremony attended by Minister Damien English, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Trade at the Department for Business, Trade and Employment .

The .IE Digital Town Awards were created in 2021 by .IE, the managers of the trusted online .ie address in Ireland.

The awards recognize local city and community projects and people who use digital innovation, technologies and digital thinking to improve cities, citizens and community services.

As the winner in the digital tourism category, ‘Building digital cultural infrastructure for our community’ by Gleann Cholm Cille won a total prize of €9,000 in recognition of work done in the Gaeltacht community in the South West of Donegal, to embrace digital technologies to create reusable objects. resources to showcase and share their rich cultural heritage.

This year’s awards focused on communities and digital leaders who have embraced new ways of thinking to improve localities through the innovative use of digital tools to achieve digital equity in the community, bridge the digital divide , facilitate emergency response, improve digital infrastructure and enable digitization of culture and oral traditions.

Projects were shortlisted in the categories of Digital Education, Digital Tourism, Digital Community as well as Digital Business, while three special awards honoring individuals and communities who are making a significant difference for digital betterment in local cities were also awarded in the categories of Digital Rising Star, Digital Changemaker and Digital Local Hero.

Congratulating the high caliber of nominations, Minister English said: “The awards are an important annual event that recognizes the remarkable efforts of our local digital champions who are committed to sustaining the places where they work, rest and play. This year the bar has been set exceptionally high, with many inspiring examples of digital leaders in our communities transforming local life and society in innovative and creative ways.

There was a total prize of €100,000 in seven prize categories. 13 counties had one or more nominated projects, including Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Kerry, Limerick, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

Commenting on the announcement, Oonagh McCutcheon, .IE Corporate Communications Manager, said: “We would like to congratulate all of our winners, finalists and congratulations today and celebrate their tremendous achievements.

“The purpose of the .IE Digital Town Awards is to shine a light on the digital efforts of cities and their residents working to improve their communities across the country.

“What we are celebrating today through the winners, finalists and all who are shortlisted is a phenomenal level of resilience and spirit of cities and local communities. In the case of all of our finalists and winners today, the results have been transformative.

“At .IE, we hope that Gleann Cholm Cille and all of our winners and nominees can become an inspiration to other cities and communities across the country and ultimately help breathe new life into communities. communities through the demonstration of new and innovative ways of using digital tools.

“What we’ve seen are outstanding examples of how communities and digital leaders have stepped up and embraced new ways of thinking and doing, helping their cities and communities not just survive but thrive.”

The .IE Digital Town Awards, announced by .IE in 2021 as part of its global .IE Digital Town program, are part of a four-year, €1 million investment initiative focused on digital enhancement and the adoption of digital technology in Irish cities.

This year’s category sponsors included the Western Development Commission, Connected Hubs, Vodafone and AIB Merchant Services.

Donegal community connects to win major digital prize was last modified: June 9, 2022 by Personal editor

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