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  • Did you know that Bono once lived in a Martello Tower? Which one was it?
  • Or that the film producer John Huston once contributed to the renovation of one of Dublin’s most well-known Martello Towers?
  • And why were are they called Martellos anyway?

Find the answers on the Martello Heritage Trail, just one of the trails available to download or listen, here on our website. Just click on a trail to bring you to the downloadable audio and map available to help you follow our trails.

Got a smartphone? Well then you’ve got an ideal way to take a Heritage Trail, with audio and text at your fingertips. Do remember though that it’s best to download audio before you head out on a trail, to keep your costs down. Watch out for QR codes on some of our promotional materials.

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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