Travel: Story Map plunges you into a thousand Dublin streets and their hidden stories

Created in 2011, Storymap is still an oldie but a goodie. It’s the creation of two Dublin filmmakers, Andy Flaherty and Tom Rowley. They had just been abroad and were sick and tired of the notion that Dublin and Ireland in general was a gloomy place with rampant unemployment and nothing to offer visitors. They have created this interactive map-based app which is rich in video stories, narratives from Irishmen in bars with pints of Guinness in their hands. This app brings the lived and legendary history of Dublin’s culture, art, literature and folklore back into the public eye and encourages visitors to the fair city. It’s evident from the app that there’s an abundance of things to do to stay occupied in Dublin.

As a lover of wandering the streets of Dublin and Irish history myself, I concur that exploring the city on foot was one of the greatest pleasures of travelling for me.

Dublin is a small and walkable city and during summer, a very pleasant series of walks can be had there.

If you ever head to Dublin then this multimedia Storymap is all you’ll need for all the shits and giggles you can handle. A charming and layered collective vision of Dublin city made by the people of the city.

Use it free here

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Published by Content Catnip

Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

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