Digital Stories from West Offaly
In June 2010 Offaly County Council Heritage Office, Lough Boora Parklands and Brown University teamed up to record aspects of West Offaly’s heritage. Recognising that so many new forms of communication are being used this opportunity is being taken to develop pod casts and You-tubes and to broadcast these through Google Earth and Google Maps.
The American students who were based in West Offaly for 10 days, recorded their interpretation of aspects of Offaly’s heritage including the industrial heritage of the peatlands, Belmont Mills and the monastic sites.
Follow their progress by reading the blogcast diaries as the week progresses.http://westoffaly.blogspot.com/ and let us know your comments.
This project is funded by the Heritage Council and Offaly County Council.
Brandon Ballengee and the Love Motel for Insects
In the summer of 2010, Brandon Ballengee, international environmental artist, came to Offaly to install a temporary sculpture called the Love Motel for Insects. This is a really interesting and engaging way of attracting new audiences to see the activities of insects through art. View the Youtube interview with Brandon Ballengee here.