South Dublin County Council Developing Heritage Trail App For Clondalkin

South Dublin County Council has signed a contract to develop a heritage trail mobile app for Clondalkin Village.

Mobanode Ltd will deliver the fully interactive, user-friendly and user immersive heritage trail app, designed to increase footfall in the area from both national and international tourists. It will be available in multiple languages and will highlight the history of Clondalkin Village.

It will have a map of the area, with heritage locations integrated within the app so no data will be used by any user – essential for international visitors. It will also draw attention to The Round Tower Visitor Centre. This is as the spot will be a focal point of the trail.

It is anticipated that the heritage trail app for Clondalkin Village will be available for download to mobile devices within the coming months. The idea came from the €300K – Have Your Say participatory budgeting initiative run in Clondakin, Rathcoole and Newcastle last year. This was where members of the public were asked to suggest funding ideas and then vote on a short list of agreed projects.

Frank Nevin, Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development said in a statement: “The most efficient and beneficial way of delivering the suggestions for Clondalkin was to introduce a downloadable app which will be compatible with all mobile devices and tablets”

He added: “As apps are a major part of most people’s lives, the objective is to create a fun and exciting  one to not only showcase Clondalkin’s wonderful heritage but to also make it an engaging experience for users of all ages. The app will also integrate with Dublin’s Outdoors to highlight weekly events, tours and businesses in the area.”

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