The Loughs Agency Opens Its Doors To The Public
The doors are set to open on a new visitor attraction in the heart of Northern Ireland that aims to give the public an insight into the importance of the rivers and lakes that run through the villages, towns and cities of the area.
“Riverwatch” is the Loughs Agency’s Interpretive Centre that focuses on the environmental and economic importance of the Foyle and Carlingford Waterways and is situated on the banks of the Foyle at the Agency’s headquarters.
Riverwatch boasts a range of interactive educational facilities developed by London-based audio visual (AV) specialists Integrated Circles who specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of AVs in museums and galleries across the UK and beyond.
To enhance the many interactive displays within Riverwatch, Integrated Circles have been working closely with Loughs Agency staff to ensure the many interesting features of the waterways are highlighted using sophisticated, easy-to-use technology.
New and exciting exhibitions with colourful displays and video footage of the local area, featuring TV presenter Dick Warner are complemented by a range of fascinating interactives that allow visitors to become a part of the exhibits.
Schools, community groups and members of the public will be invited into the centre to learn about the wide range of animals and wildlife that live in and around the Foyle and Carlingford waterways and gain an insight into the roles and responsibilities of the Loughs Agency.
The videos are played through Integrated Circles’ highly sophisticated and reliable Video Stores and Sound Stores onto wide screen monitors and feature inductive loops for the hard of hearing.
“The centre will give everyone, both young and old, an insight into the work done by the Loughs Agency,” explained Paul Nolan, Project Manager at Integrated Circles.
“The videos chart the work of the Agency and explain why their work is of great importance to the economy of Ireland and the long term benefits of the conservation work currently being undertaken by the Agency.
“Integrated Circles are delighted to have been involved in the development of the visitor centre and we are sure everyone, not just those from the local communities will find it interesting,” he added