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Dublin's secret history brought to life by 'interpretive panels' encouraging visitors to explore city

David Kearns

Published 14/12/2015 | 14:27

St James Gate at the Guinness Storehouse Credit: The Dubline
St James Gate at the Guinness Storehouse Credit: The Dubline

Dublin’s rich history is to be brought to life in a new series of panels which will encourage visitors to explore the city and learn its secrets.

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The new “interpretive storyboards” will be part of the Dubline, a unique cultural and heritage walking trail running across the city from Parnell Square, via Trinity College, to Kilmainham Gaol and Courthouse.

The project, jointly developed by Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland, is aimed at showcasing Dublin’s rich heritage by enabling visitors to uncover many of the city’s hidden gems.

“The streets and laneways of Dublin echo with a great variety of stories about our past and visitors to this city, who want to learn more about us and about our country, will now have extra assistance in engaging with our past,” said Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe.

“These panels will be a timely addition to our tourism infrastructure in Dublin – particularly as Irish history takes centre stage next year and we commemorate the 1916 centenary. “

The twelve interpretive panels have been placed at significant and important junctures along the Dubline which provide the trail user with useful information about key historical locations, events and characters and to act as an additional marker along the route.

The interpretive panels will be installed at the following locations:

  • Kilmainham Gaol & Courthouse 
  • Royal Hospital Kilmainham  
  • James’s St
  • Thomas St. West (St James’s Gate)    
  • Thomas St. (NCAD)  
  • High St. (City Walls)     
  • High St. (Tailor’s Hall)      
  • Lord Edward St     
  • Cow’s Lane      
  • Aston Quay   
  • O’Connell St (Prince’s St. North)      
  • O’Connell St (Discover Ireland Centre)

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