Digital technology has changed how we view and present our natural and cultural heritage.

Communities have access to digital multimedia tools and platforms that can be utilised to help preserve their natural and cultural heritage.

In the era of smart phones and mobile technology people have access to devices capture content that ranges from photography, high definition video to 3D artefact scanning and share their content to a global audience. This technology can empower communities to take ownership of their history, heritage and stories.

The CINE project is aimed at working with digital tools to present engaging heritage content for both indoor, outdoor and remote experiences. 

Through the development of digital tools and promotion of accessible platforms we can support communities in the creation of heritage content.

This website provides a series of ‘getting started’, guides for a range of digital tools we believe can provide value to community heritage projects.


Community Heritage Case Studies

As part of CINE project we have worked with local communities to create virtual exhibitions as case studies in digital heritage. The following examples showcase what is possible using the digital tools and platforms presented on this site.

Inch Heritage

Situated in the far north-west of Ireland, the coastline of County Donegal is a zig-zag of headlands and inlets, the deepest of which is Lough Swilly (Irish: Loch Súilí, meaning ‘Lake of Shadows’), a glacial fjord, formed during the last ice-age, 35,000-11,500 BCE.

At the neck of the Swilly, 30 kms from the waves of the Atlantic, lies the island of Inch, its original Irish name An Inis na n-Osirí, the Island of the Oysters. Inch is 13 km2, with some of the most fertile soil in Donegal.

Inch heritage presents a complete community driven exhibition of the island’s history and heritage.

Virtual St.Catherines

 St. Catherine’s Church and Graveyard which is located in Killybegs in the South-west of County Donegal in Ireland. The remains of St. Catherine’s Church and the surrounding graveyard give us an insight into life in 15th and 16th century Ireland.

Using the latest technology and digitisation methods in heritage we highlight the history of the site and tell the story of the area.

We are proud to share this rich heritage with you, along with a digital artefact collection and visualisation of the building structure and environment.