Council launches MapAlerter service for Donegal

first_img Previous articleStormont talks continue todayNext articleNo decision expected on proposed new Lifford Hospital until 2021 News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 5, 2018 A new free Donegal County Council MapAlerter service has been launched for households and businesses in the county.Alerts will include weather alerts from Met Eireann, gritting alerts, information on road closures and weekly planning lists.Donegal County Council’s MapAlerter service will enable alerts to be sent directly by SMS text message, email, smartphone app notification or Facebook Messenger to individuals and businesses who have signed up for the service.The alerts are location based, so only registered users in the vicinity of the alert or who pass through the alert location on a commuting route, will be notified.Additionally all alerts are mapped and visible to everybody through the website.The Council says, initially alerts will focus on the Councils gritting programme, Met Eireann Weather Alerts and the Weekly Planning Lists but this service will develop to include other important messages and warnings.To sign up for the service you can visit or download the MapAlerter app or sign up via Facebook Messenger. Pinterest Council launches MapAlerter service for Donegal Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

University Church reopens to the public

first_imgThe University Church of St. Mary the Virgin has reopened to the public following extensive restoration work.The completed refurbishment, costing £5.5 million, officially opened on Friday 8 March. It marks the greatest change to the church building since the late nineteenth century.The renovation included the restoration of the chancel and nave, the painting of the ceiling and the addition of a new ‘celure’, which recreates a celestial sky in paint. Improvements have also been made to the public access of the church, including the re-grading of the garden to provide wheelchair access and the installation of a lift designed to fit with the building’s historical structure.The Reverend Canon Brian Mountford, vicar at the University Church, said in a statement, “We are delighted with the results of this restoration project and we hope our congregation and hundreds of thousands of annual visitors will be just as pleased with the Church.“Our attention now turns towards our education project, which will celebrate the Church’s historic relationship with the community of Oxford and the University.”The restoration took two years to complete, and was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Clore Duffield Foundation, University of Oxford and the Parish Church Council. The medieval building, which plays host to Oxford’s tallest spire, boasts an average of 300,000 visitors every year.Rachel Hunter, a first year undergraduate, commented, “The Church is beautiful inside and made the long queue when I went up the tower significantly more enjoyable.”Liz English, Christian Union rep at Hertford, told Cherwell, “Believers and passers-by alike would recognise that the Church is an integral part of Oxford. It helps to make Oxford what it is…For the cityscape and Christian life of Oxford, the University church was certainly worth saving.”last_img read more