Final phase of €16m N56 upgrade to get underway in August

first_imgContracts have been signed on the final phase of the strategic N56 Mountcharles to Inver Road Scheme, with works due to get underway next month.The N56 Drumbeigh to Inver Road Scheme which is located approximately 3.5km west of the village of Mountcharles is the second and final phase of the overall €16m N56 Mountcharles to Inver Road Scheme.  The first phase, from Mountcharles to Drumbeigh, is now approaching completion. This key strategic infrastructural project will not only improve the level of service and safety for all road users but will enhance the accessibility of south west Donegal and in particular, Killybegs Port.  Cathaoirleach Cllr. Nicholas Crossan signed contracts for the final phase last Friday afternoon.Speaking at the signing Cllr. Crossan said “this is an important step forward in securing the long term economic, social and cultural viability of Donegal and indeed South West Donegal. “This investment will see the completion of a major piece of infrastructure that will facilitate more ease of access for businesses, visitors and investors to south west Donegal including Killybegs Port which continues to be a significant contributor to the economic development of the county. “This type of investment is crucial for Donegal and the entire North West region if we are to realise our ambitions as a region for growth and prosperity.” Construction will commence in August 2019 and it is expected to be open to the public in early 2021. Wills Bros. Ltd, have been appointed contractor based on the Most Economically Advantageous Tender process. Wills Bros. Ltd have completed similar works on the Donegal’s national road network in recent years including the N56 Mountcharles To Drumbeigh Scheme, N15 Blackburn Bridge and N56 Boyoughter to Kilkenny. Cathaoirleach of Donegal MD, Cllr. Noel Jordan also welcomed the signing of the second and final contract for this project and referred to the positive impact that phase one has had on the local community saying “the impact that the work to date has had on road users and those living and working in the locality has been very positive.  What was a narrow and dangerous stretch of road is now much safer and provides greater access for all road users and especially for the local community.”Director of Roads and Transportation with Donegal County Council John McLaughlin explains “these works will see the existing N56 single carriageway with narrow hard strips and poor vertical and horizontal alignment being replaced with a new Type 1 Single Carriageway including a 3.65m wide lane in each direction with 2.5m wide hard shoulders. “Works will include site clearance, fencing, safety barriers, drainage and service ducts, diversion of watermains and other utilities, accommodation works, landscaping and environmental mitigation measures”. The construction of the works will be supervised on behalf of Donegal County Council by Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers.This Scheme is funded fully by Transport Infrastructure Ireland and is included in the published Capital Plan ‘Building on Recovery 2016 – 2021’. Final phase of €16m N56 upgrade to get underway in August was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:N56 Mountcharles to Inver Road Schemelast_img read more

In Pictures: Tunnel Tigers memorial a ‘fitting tribute’ to Donegal workers

first_imgAn impressive memorial was unveiled this week in honour of the legendary Donegal Tunnel Tigers who died overseas.Situated in the grounds of St. Crona’s Church Dungloe, the bespoke monument has been described as a fitting tribute to the men who were killed as a result of their work on tunnel projects in the UK and further afield.The names of 77 men feature on the facade. The structure is dedicated to those men who died in work accidents and to the hundreds, if not thousands, more who died of tunnelling-related illnesses. Donegal Tunnel Tigers memorial in Dungloe. Photography by Mary RodgersDonegal Tunnel Tigers memorial in Dungloe. Photography by Mary RodgersPat Boyle and Hugh Rodgers at the Donegal Tunnel Tigers memorial in Dungloe. Photography by Mary RodgersA local voluntary committee has been working together for over a year to bring the memorial project to completion.The stunning structure was officially unveiled on Wednesday, with over 1,000 people attending the poignant event. General foreman Pat Boyle was chosen by miners to carry out the official unveiling.The memorial was created by Kevin McGee of McGee Memorials, with many thoughtful elements added to tell the story of Donegal’s tunnellers.An archway entrance leads people to a hand-carved granite statue of a Tunnel Tiger. A small tunnel runs underneath, with a cart, a German Jigger and an FL22 that will bring back memories to many workers. Donegal Tunnel Tigers memorial in Dungloe. Photography by Mary RodgersDonegal Tunnel Tigers memorial in Dungloe. Photography by Mary RodgersDonegal Tunnel Tigers memorial in Dungloe. Photography by Mary RodgersSome of the names of Donegal Tunnel Tigers who passed away which feature on the memorial in Dungloe. Photography by Mary RodgersFormer Tunnel Tiger and committee member Hugh Rodgers said: “From day one we wanted it to be more than a statue. What we’ve got ties it all together.“It’s very important to people who worked in the mines and I think it will bring people to Dungloe.“We are very grateful to the people and to the chapel for offering sites. It is in an ideal place for access and parking. I was just down recently and there were 15 people saying the rosary around it.“People came from America, Scotland and England to the unveiling. It means a lot to a lot of people.”Unveiling of Donegal Tunnel Tigers memorial in Dungloe. Photography by Mary RodgersOn behalf of the committee, Mr Rodgers has thanked everyone who assisted in the project, who helped with research and who helped at the unveiling event. A special thanks was issued to the monument sponsors Demot Kane, Tony McFadden, Tommy Gallagher and Josie Gallagher. In Pictures: Tunnel Tigers memorial a ‘fitting tribute’ to Donegal workers was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dungloememorialmonumentTunnel Tigerslast_img read more

Ten Fantastic Sources of Creative Video Inspiration

first_imgGot a video project looming, but you’re just not feeling it? Get out of that rut with these ten sources of video inspiration!Every now and again, we need a little inspiration to stoke the fires of our creative genius. This inspiration can come from many different places. There are a vast number of amazing resources out there — below, you’ll find ten of our favorites. This list isn’t the be all, end all for video inspiration, but it’s a great place to start next time you find yourself needing a little push!1. Film RiotFirst up on our list is Film Riot. We mention Ryan Connolly and his crew at Film Riot a lot, simply because their work is solid and they give great information for both videographers and filmmakers. Through their YouTube channel, viewers learn an incredible amount of professional knowledge, from DIY tips to advanced techniques. If you aren’t following them on YouTube, you should.Video via Film Riot2. Video CopilotNext up is everyone’s favorite, Video Copilot. Through this site, Andrew Kramer has created an incredible resource for filmmakers, motion graphic artists, and videographers. Here you can purchase a host of After Effects plugins and tools to help you streamline your workflow. Plus, the site also offers a wide range of tutorials for post-production effects techniques.Video via Video Copilot3. Filmmaker IQNeed a refresher course in cinematography, learn how to chroma key, or maybe even gain extra knowledge on technique? Then Filmmaker IQ might be the resource you’ve been looking for. This site is essentially an online film school that runs through the basics of film and video production while also presenting you with knowledge on theory. If you’re new to the industry or, as we said, just need to freshen up your base knowledge, then Filmmaker IQ can be a great resource.Video via Filmmaker IQ4. Shane’s Inner CircleShane Hurlbut is a long-time Hollywood cinematographer who just so happens to run an amazing site for film and video professionals. His Inner Circle site allows users access to tutorials, theory, techniques, podcasts, and so on. Shane has taken his years of experience and offered it to other professionals in order to help them improve their craft.Video via Shane Hurlbut5. Phillip BloomLike Shane, Phillip Bloom is a long-time professional and teacher. Through his blog, Bloom goes through a wide variety of topics that pertain to film and video professionals. Since we’re talking about inspiration, then all you really need to do is head over to Bloom’s website, hover over the Films tab, pick a category, and begin watching. If you can’t find inspiration here, then you won’t find it anywhere.Video via Phillip Bloom6. John BrawleyAgain, with Brawley we have a professional filmmaker/videographer that shares his experience and knowledge with other professionals. Everything from lenses to composition to lighting to gear is covered on this blog. You’ll find great information and, without question, inspiration. 7. Learning VideoOur good friend Dave Dugdale first began his venture as Learning DSLR Video. He has since changed the name to simply Learning Video — though there is nothing simple about Dugdale’s work. Through his video content, Dugdale is able to give the rundown on specific tips or techniques he’s learned out on location or while running his business. Be sure to make quality use of this resource.Video via Dave Dugdale8. VimeoAnother great place to find inspiration for your work is Vimeo. While YouTube has a massive following and loads of content, Vimeo seems to always have a much better selection of inspirational options for film and video professionals. The best way to go about finding content is to browse or search for keywords. Just be sure to that you budget your time appropriately — you will lose track of time when browsing this site.Video via Rustad Media9. Roger Deakins ForumIf you’re a PremiumBeat reader, then you most likely know who Roger Deakins is. If you’re still unsure, then do yourself a favor and head over to his personal website and forum. This is an incredible resource for any filmmaker or videographer, and the community there is very helpful and engaging.Video via Eyes On Cinema10. PremiumBeatLast, but definitely not least, is PremiumBeat. We truly strive to bring you worthwhile news, insight into the industry, and solid tips and techniques to help you in your career. Through the articles we write or the video content we release on YouTube, we’re working hard to make sure you’re covered!Was the list successful? Did we increase your list of inspirational sources? Are there other sources you can suggest? Be sure to tell us all about it in the comments below!last_img read more