Travel is increasingly facilitated by smart phone. Forget dragging an unwieldy travel guide around in your backpack, you can slip your phone into your pocket and have so much of what you need to know right there at hand. The Temple Bar Cultural Trust in Dublin has seen the way of the future and developed an app for a culture trail in Dublin.
Launched in 2011, it features 16 of Dublin’s top cultural venues including Trinity College, the Chester Beatty Library at Dublin Castle, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin City Hall, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Christ Church Cathedral and Project Arts Centre, some outdoor markets and other places in Temple Bar which is the heart of Dublin’s contemporary arts scene.
It covers a good range and, pretty well the peak cultural places to visit in the city. Pages hold the usual information of address and phone number and maps and also give history, facts, photos and some videos. It’s a pretty good guide for helping you plan what to do and where to go. And also for recalling it later. If you don’t want to do the phone thing, they also have the information online. http://dublinculturetrail.ie/