TOURISM chiefs are hoping a new heritage trail will draw cash-rich tourists to the capital. The trail, stretching from the gates of Trinity College Dublin to Kilmainham Jail and called the "golden mile", is being developed by Failte Ireland.
The Department of Tourism yesterday pledged €3.5m and Dublin City Council a further €500,000 to implement the "Dubline" trail.
The route will take in some of Dublin's best-known landmarks, including Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and the Guinness Storehouse, creating an east-west trail.
Developed in conjunction with Dublin City Council, the Office of Public Works, Dublin Civic Trust and Failte Ireland, the trail should be in place by the summer of 2013.
An interactive tourist centre featuring state-of-the-art technology will be built along the trail to draw tourists in.