Plans Announced For 'Dubline' Trail

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has announced plans for a Dublin heritage trail that will run from College Green to Kilmainham.

Some €4 million has been earmarked for the “Dubline” trail and the first phase is expected to be complete within a year.

Signs and branding will direct visitors along the trail, which passes by Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Castle, Christ Church, the Liberties and St James’s Gate before ending at Kilmainham. Tourists will also be directed to heritage and cultural landmarks nearby.

There are plans to provide smartphone apps, virtual tours and podcasts for users of the route. The prospect of creating a network of wifi zones along the route is also being examined. Within these zones, visitors would be able to download relevant content at a cheaper rate.

Mr Varadkar said the walking trail would tell the story of Dublin city. “A walk from Trinity College to Kilmainham takes you through centuries of Irish history, including our Viking, medieval, Norman and Anglo-Irish pasts,” he said. “This new initiative will combine the ancient era with modern technology to immerse tourists in Dublin’s history.”


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