The Dublin Discovery Trails app was officially launched by Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe, and will allow users to explore four new themed walking trails with their smartphones and its available on Android and iOS to download right now,this will give tourists a great opportunity to discover more of Ireland and indeed locals if they have not ventured much of our little country.
The four new tourist routes are: • Rebellion: retracing the dramatic events of the Easter Rising 1916 and hear how these six days changed the course of Irish history with stops including Dublin Castle, Trinity College, the General Post Office and the Garden of Remembrance; • The Story of Dublin: will take visitors on a thrilling journey through Dublin’s 1000 year history with stops including City Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Audoen’s Church and Smock Alley Theatre; • Echoes of War: will allow visitors to explore Kilmainham and the surrounding parklands and discover moving stories of war and rebellion with stops including the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Kilmainham Gaol, the Irish National War Memorial Gardens and Collins Barracks; • Empire: will take visitors back in time to the busy streets of Dublin when it was one of the most important Cities in the British Empire with stops including Dublin Castle, Bank of Ireland and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Launching the new routes, the Lord Mayor, Christy Burke, said: “Dublin is rich in history and has a wealth of stories to tell. However, we sometimes take this for granted and expect our visitors to easily find this for themselves. These trails, complementing the ‘Dubline’, will open up the story of Dublin and make it more accessible to our visitors. We have a great story to tell and this initiative will allow us to tell it well.”
The new walking trails are also accessible for visitors through Fáilte Ireland’s newly developed Dublin Discovery Trails app. This free app is available to download for iOS and Android devices, and gives visitors the chance to uncover the compelling stories of Dublin’s culture, heritage and history through a series of engaging audio guides enriched with commentary, personal accounts, images and GPS-enabled maps with the route and stops clearly marked on them. –
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