Dublin's Dún Laoghaire: A Self-Guided Audio Tour


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Explore the rich history of Dún Laoghaire, tracing its evolution from a humble fishing village to one of Ireland's most important ports. Experience the magic of GPS-playback on this immersive stroll.

Highlights

  • Listen to stories of Irish rebellion throughout the centuries
  • See the King George IV Monument and the RMS Leinster Memorial
  • Hear from local guide and tour producer, Jack Redmond
  • Do it all in 60 minutes or linger at stops along
  • Get unlimited use of the tour before your booking date and after it

Description

Be captivated by history of Dún Laoghaire with this self-guided audio tour, led by Jack Redmond, a native Dubliner and seasoned tour guide. From its humble origins as a fishing village in Dublin Bay to its transformation into one of Ireland's most important ports, Dún Laoghaire's story unfolds with every step. Beginning at St Michael’s Church, a symbol of community resilience since the 1820s, you'll journey along the Irish Sea, passing modern landmarks like the Pavilion Theatre and tracing the remnants of the old railway track, known as ‘the Metals’. As you stroll along the Dún Laoghaire Pier to the East Pier Lighthouse, you'll marvel at the engineering marvels that have shaped the area's history and learn about its enduring impact on Ireland's fortune. Throughout this hour-long tour, you'll uncover fascinating insights into Dún Laoghaire's past, from tales of Irish rebellion to the origins of its name and the significance of its multiple name changes. Spotting landmarks like the King George IV Monument and the RMS Leinster Memorial, you'll explore the town's rich heritage and encounter unexpected treasures, like the eagle motif of the Romanov family on a Crimean War cannon. With Jack's expert narration, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Dún Laoghaire's regal heritage and resilient spirit, culminating near the Roger Casement Statue, where you'll discover some of the town's best food, coffee, and ice-cream shops. As you navigate Marine Road and George's Street, guided by Jack's voice, you'll experience the magic of GPS audio playback, ensuring an immersive and enjoyable exploration of Dún Laoghaire's charming streets. So, join us on this journey through time, where each step reveals a new chapter in the story of Dún Laoghaire - a town that gracefully balances tradition with innovation, heritage with progress.

Includes

Lifetime access to this tour in English VoiceMap app for Android and iOS Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour is only available in English.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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