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Welcome to Heritage Trails, Ireland’s hub for heritage trails.

Anyone who knows Ireland can see we have a vast and rich heritage, with stories and experiences going back centuries, buildings with a myriad of tales attached, and layers upon layers of fascinating happenings that have helped shape our local streets, towns and cities.

Here at Heritage Trails, we want to share that heritage with you – and help you take your own self-guided trails to find out local heritage. We join with local historians, and experts, to bring that local heritage to life through audio, video and text, to enrich your own heritage journey.

So download our maps, listen to our audio or put it on your MP3 player, or just press “play” to watch and listen from the comfort of your desk. We’re expanding our heritage trails all the time; send us your suggestions for trails in your area!

Daingean Heritage Trail

This 12-stop audio-guided trail, narrated by local historians John Kearney and James Scully, brings us on a fascinating journey of history and heritage of this bustling canal town from the 1500s…

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East Pier Heritage Trail

This 15-stop audio-guided trail, out and back, on Dún Laoghaire’s main pier takes us on a journey that includes tragedy, bravery, wildlife, as well as poetry, music, and engineering…

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Martello Heritage Trail

A 15-stop audio guided trail along Dublin’s wonderful collection of Martello Towers, from Bray on the south to Balbriggan on the north side of the city’s eastern coastline, explaining why these rounded towers were built…

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Monaincha Heritage Trail

This is an 8-stop tour of the ancient monastic site of Monaincha on the outskirts of Roscrea, in north Tipperary, Ireland. Narrated by author and historian George Cunningham, the tour takes you to the heart of ancient monastic Ireland…

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Roscrea Heritage Trail

This 9-stop audio guided trail of this north Tipperary town, from Castle Street to Bunker’s Hill is also a stroll through local ancient history to its more modern agricultural heritage…

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The Metals Heritage Trail

This 12-stop audio-guided trail takes us through the layers of local history from the Martello Tower to the quarry and the railway and up to a hilltop, with a view of the harbour below…

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