Seo Árainn Mhór 2022 Round Up

We wanted to share all our news from 2022 and share our plans for 2023!

2022 was an amazing year for Seo Árainn Mhór so we wanted to share some of our favourite parts before we get working on 2023's updates.

Seo Árainn Mhór Launch

Seo Árainn Mhór app screens

After developing the web and mobile applications over several months we were ready to share with small businesses in a couple of meetings on the island. We onboarded several businesses, (Thank you to the Transition Year students who helped with this!) and created all the content to make the app useful at launch.

On June 17th (after a slight, but very scary, hiccup with Apple's approval process) we launched Seo Árainn Mhór on the app stores and held a meeting on the island with {name}. We saw a huge amount of traffic on the first day as people explored the app. A huge thank you to everyone who shared and commented on the app and most importantly contributed. We were all overwhelmed with the response.

For anyone unfamiliar with the mobile app, the single aim of the mobile application was to answer the question:

How do we make it simple for people, islanders and visitors alike, to discover Arranmore?

We think we've achieved just that and plan to make it even easier and more accessible for people to make explore our favourite island. We'd be remiss if we didn't, in the same breath, mention the support and funding we received from the Heritage Council in making this project a reality. A huge thank you to them for their support.

You can download the app now on:

Google Play

Apple App Store

Seo Árainn Mhór App Screens

Heritage Points Launched

Heritage Points

Following on the heels of the Seo Árainn Mhór launch we dived in to creating Scéal Ó Bhéal, an archive of audio stories for the island to capture the island in all it's glory by people from the island. We created a brand new website and extended the Seo Árainn Mhór to share the stories quickly and easily.

This project was a collaboration of several community groups from the island, funded by the Hertage Council once more and was curated by the audio team at

Tá an tóra seo maoinithe ag an Chomhairle Oidhreachta tríd Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór agus Plean Teanga Árainn Mhór. Thug grúpaí pobail áitiúla tacaíocht don chonair idir cruinnithe agus eolas a bhailiú, ina measc Stair Árainn Mhór, Club Óige Árainn Mhór, CFFAM agus Taisce an Oileán. Ár mbuíochas le Líonra Cartlanna Pobail na hÉireann agus le hOifigeach Oidhreachta Chomhairle Contae Dhún na nGall.

Ár mbuíochas chomh maith leis an forbróir aip ó Hexa Studios agus a rinne eagarthóireacht ar an chonair.

We had loads of people of thank on this project, for their time and contributions:

Thank You

People to Thank

Looking to 2023

Finally - we're looking forward to 2023 now, we've already got ideas on how to make the app more accessible and useful for the island. If you have any suggestions we'd love to hear from you at:

Thank You

Of course a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the app such a success in 2022. We'll see you in 2023.