DLRCC have launched two new APPs for iPhone and Android.
The Metals Heritage Tour and The East Pier Heritage Tour are available now for download from the iTunes Store and Android Marketplace free of charge.
The Metals Heritage Tour
This is an 11-stop audio tour with full colour map along the popular walkway from Dún Laoghaire to Dalkey Quarry in south Dublin, known locally as “The Metals”,
It’s not just a journey through fascinating engineering and social history. It’s also an eye-opening excursion along a unique living heritage.
Join architectural historian Rob Goodbody, author of “The Metals”, and producer Aileen O’Meara back to when Dún Laoghaire just a small fishing village surrounded by rocky outcrops, and hear the fascinating story of how engineers designed this unique trackway that shaped the development of this marine town and its fine harbour.
The East Pier Heritage Tour.
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.