The walk starts at the Delabole slate quarry and follows paths around the quarry then through fields, heading up through hamlet of Medrose and onto a wide, grassy, cattle-droving track which skirts across the top of Delabole. The route then heads through Higher Pengelley, down into the woods at Helland Barton and along the River Allen, before climbing the slate tips back to the quarry.
- Delabole slate quarry - once the biggest man-made pit in the world
- Pretty woodland at Helland Barton with bluebells in spring
- Panoramic views of the surrounding countryside near the cemetary
- The Bettle & Chisel Inn within distance from the route
- Quaint, old slate cottages built for the quarrymen in Pengelly
- Pleasant scenery and wildflowers along the old cattle-droving track across the top of Delabole
iWalk apps provide a self-guided “SatNav” walk experience, providing detailed directions and factual information based on your current location.
- Tracks your location using the GPS receiver on your phone or tablet, providing real-time information as you follow the walk route.
- Gives you directions based on your current location, with a beep/vibrate notification when there’s a new direction for you to follow.
- Gives you information about points of interest along the walk, again based on your current location.
- Once downloaded onto your phone or tablet, the apps don’t need an internet connection to run.
- Gives you an accurate map of the walk route and surrounding area, showing where you are on it and which way you are facing.
- Warns you if you wander off the walk route.
- Tells you how far you’ve walked and how far you have left to go.
Plants, people and history
The perfect companion for a visit to the gardens, packed with fascinating stories and treasures and over 200 years of history.
> Meet the loneliest plant in the world
> Visit the glasshouse that is an architectural treasure
> See the ‘Last Rose of Summer’
> Hear about plants that eat sheep . . . and much more.
Enthusiastically narrated by the gardens' director, Matthew Jebb, and award-winning heritage writer, Mary Mulvihill, the guide also features Thomas Moore's famous melody, The Last Rose of Summer.
The app combines three colour-coded audio tours of the gardens, with additional information, images and archive photographs. The Green tour explores the historic glasshouses and exotic plants. The Yellow tour is an easy stroll around the garden’s historic highlights. The Red tour takes you to the river, to explore wildlife, plant hunting, and even philosophy.
You can use the app to plan a visit, or to explore the gardens, or as a souvenir afterwards. The app requires a 3G connection to the Internet, and the audio is best enjoyed using headphones.
Developed for the National Botanic Gardens by Ingenious Ireland, with a grant from the Cultural Technology Grant Scheme 2010 from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
For more ingenious tours, visit www.ingeniousireland.ie
An easy-to-use educational tool for both British & Irish Sign Languages.
Provides full alphabet symbols and a library of videos covering everyday phrases.
Quickly and easily switch between languages to see the differences.
The DCID Project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund under Measure IVA of the INTERREG Programme. This Programme is administered by the Special European Union Programmes Body.
With its lyrical themes of teen angst, insecurity, euphoric joy, love and depression, combined with the high octane rock ‘n’ roll of its loud guitars and trashy open high-hats, the release of ‘Please Please Me’ in March 1963 was a seminal moment in the history of British rock music. Its success at home paved the way for the Beatles` relentless evolution throughout 1963, culminating in their international explosion in 1964.
English artists were virtually unknown in the US prior to the British invasion (spearheaded by the Fab Four in 1964). The musical and cultural explosion which followed their breakthrough established British pop/rock (particularly alternative) as the dominating force in international music over the following 30-40 years. And it all began with ‘Please Please Me’.
Exactly which instruments were used during the recording of the album?
Who was the first artist to cover a song from the Fab Four?
What was John Lennon drinking when he recorded the riotous vocal on 'Twist And Shout'?
Who was the inspiration behind 'I Saw Her Standing There'?
Why was WEEDON a private word for anything totally uncool?
All this and more, in this unique Album Companion.
This 14-stop audio tour with full colour map along Dún Laoghaire's renowned East Pier brings you on a 2-mile journey that includes tragedy, bravery, wildlife, poetry, literature and engineering, not to mention Victorian ladies under beautifully restored bandstands. Hear about the famous seals, what birds you see, and stories from Marconi to how the HSS satellite technology works, what an anemometer is, how Beckett got his inspiration, and why a Russian cannon with a Romanov seal is placed near the entrance overlooking Scotman's Bay.
Mary Mulvihill of Ingenious Ireland joins producer and local resident Aileen O'Meara on a unique tour of this popular south Dublin walk.