Dublin Discovery Trails

4.7
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PEGI 3
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About this app

There’s so much to see and do in Dublin; the vibrant capital city bursting with surprising experiences, where city living thrives side by side with the natural outdoors. Dublin Discovery Trails is here to guide you on a journey of discovery to some of the City’s most loved sites and attractions, enabling you to uncover compelling stories of Dublin’s culture, heritage and history via themed GPS-enabled walking trails.

A busy capital? A source of inspiration for literary giants? A graceful Georgian showcase? A vibrant 21st century tech hub? Dublin is all of these – and so much more besides. Over the coming months, several exciting routes will be added to the Dublin Discovery Trails app, the first of which is ‘Doors Into Docklands’ - brought to you by Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland.

Forthcoming Trails:-
Rathfarnham, Clondalkin and Tallaght Heritage Trails,
Dun Leoghaire - Ansio (Art Trail) and Harbour Heritage Trail

Available:-
BALBRIGGAN HERITAGE TRAIL

Use the GPS-enabled map to explore the town trail and discover more about Balbriggan’s industrial past; uncovering hidden stories of the fascinating people, places and events that shaped this unique coastal town through the centuries.

CASTLEKNOCK TRAIL

Explore the fascinating heritage of this leafy corner of Dublin West with Phoenix Park on its doorstep.

This Dublin suburb beautifully blends the old with the new and up until the 1960s was almost entirely rural. William Wordsworth, who visited the area in 1929, said that Castleknock “possesses a melancholy as well as a wildness peculiarly striking.”

It also boasts some of the best sporting traditions and facilities in Fingal, including the largest tennis court in Ireland, and St. Brigid’s GAA Club, one of the largest clubs in the country. Castleknock and Luttrellstown Golf Clubs are also in the area, along with Coolmine Rugby Club.

This heritage trail will take you on a journey through the rich history and stunning natural beauty of Castleknock and its surroundings. Enjoy!

DOORS INTO DOCKLANDS TRAIL

The first trail available for you to explore is ‘Doors Into Docklands’; an engaging and exciting way to explore the City’s Docklands area, find out more about Dublin’s maritime history, visit famous landmarks and heritage sites, uncover hidden wonders, and experience impressive virtual content. You’ll discover:

- Impressive 3D Augmented Reality portals that transport you back in time, immersing you in historical scenes and shocking events from the Docklands’ past

- The Famine Memorial as never seen before; brought to life in thought-provoking AR

- Stunning 2D animations showcasing some of Dublin Docklands incredible feats of engineering

- Live actor Augmented Reality characters based on real historical Dubliners, telling fascinating stories of what it was like to live and work at the Docklands throughout history

In Dublin, every street tells a story. Poets, playwrights, authors and balladeers have drawn endless inspiration from our capital’s streets, stories and characters - whether entranced by the Grand Canal’s tranquillity, or energised by tall tales told in city pubs; wordsmiths have always penned poems, ballads and novels about Dublin.

What will your Dublin story be? Take inspiration from the City that’s never lost for words and discover the unique places and friendly faces- past and present- that have made the Docklands a lively hub of activity and industry through the centuries.

So go on, download the Dublin Discovery Trails app today and discover the stories, people and events that shaped this unique city.


DEVICE COMPATIBILITY:
Some content (Augmented Reality) is only compatible with certain devices, please locate the make and model of your device on the relevant list to check whether it is compatible with AR.

Compatible Android models: https://developers.google.com/ar/devices

If your device is compatible yet you are still experiencing issues, please contact apps@peelinteractive.co.uk.
Updated on
Mar 11, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

4.7
10 reviews
Robbo Star
January 20, 2023
Great free app that brings you to parts of Dublin that are off the beaten track and with a interactive experience and history lesson that is fun and interesting. 5 Stars all round :)
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Elaine Masson
January 12, 2023
Enhanced our visit to Dublin. Easy to use, just enough detail. Look forward to seeing more
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Guillaume Rouy
September 27, 2023
Only 3 or 4 trails. Waiting for more to get more stars.
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What's new

Updates for forthcoming functionality.