Dublin Discovery Trails 12+

Culture, heritage and history

PEEL Interactive

Designed for iPad

    • Free



There’s so much to see and do in Dublin; the vibrant capital city bursting with surprising experiences, where city living thrives side by side with the natural outdoors. Dublin Discovery Trails is here to guide you on a journey of discovery to some of the regions most loved sites and attractions, enabling you to uncover compelling stories of Dublin’s culture, heritage and history via themed GPS-enabled walking trails.


Rathfarnham Heritage Trail,
Clondalkin Heritage Trail,
Tallaght Heritage Trail,
Dun Leoghaire - Ansio (Art Trail),
Dun Leoghaire Harbour Heritage Trail,
Malahide Heritage Trail


The first trail available for you to explore is ‘Doors Into Docklands’; an engaging and exciting way to explore the City’s Docklands area, find out more about Dublin’s maritime history, visit famous landmarks and heritage sites, uncover hidden wonders, and experience impressive virtual content. You’ll discover:

- Impressive 3D Augmented Reality portals that transport you back in time, immersing you in historical scenes and shocking events from the Docklands’ past

- The Famine Memorial as never seen before; brought to life in thought-provoking AR

- Stunning 2D animations showcasing some of Dublin Docklands incredible feats of engineering

- Live actor Augmented Reality characters based on real historical Dubliners, telling fascinating stories of what it was like to live and work at the Docklands throughout history

The ‘Doors Into Docklands’ trail has three options to explore; the main route (3.75km), an extended route (4.75km) and an accessible extended route (5km).

In Dublin, every street tells a story. Poets, playwrights, authors and balladeers have drawn endless inspiration from our capital’s streets, stories and characters - whether entranced by the Grand Canal’s tranquillity, or energised by tall tales told in city pubs; wordsmiths have always penned poems, ballads and novels about Dublin.

What will your Dublin story be? Take inspiration from the City that’s never lost for words and discover the unique places and friendly faces- past and present- that have made the Docklands a lively hub of activity and industry through the centuries.


Use the GPS-enabled map to explore the town trail and discover more about Balbriggan’s industrial past; uncovering hidden stories of the fascinating people, places and events that shaped this unique coastal town through the centuries.


Explore the fascinating heritage of this leafy corner of Dublin West with Phoenix Park on its doorstep.

This Dublin suburb beautifully blends the old with the new and up until the 1960s was almost entirely rural. William Wordsworth, who visited the area in 1929, said that Castleknock “possesses a melancholy as well as a wildness peculiarly striking.”

It also boasts some of the best sporting traditions and facilities in Fingal, including the largest tennis court in Ireland, and St. Brigid’s GAA Club, one of the largest clubs in the country. Castleknock and Luttrellstown Golf Clubs are also in the area, along with Coolmine Rugby Club.

This heritage trail will take you on a journey through the rich history and stunning natural beauty of Castleknock and its surroundings. Enjoy!

So go on, download the Dublin Discovery Trails app today and discover the stories, people and events that shaped this unique city.


If your device is compatible yet you are still experiencing issues, please contact apps@peelinteractive.co.uk. If your device is incompatible, you may wish to contact the manufacturer for further information.

What’s New

Version 16

Upgraded functionality for forthcoming trails and minor fixes.

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