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The Must-Have Apps for a Holiday in Ireland

Posted on: December 07, 2017

The Must-Have Apps for a Holiday in Ireland

If you are planning on staying in one of our family-friendly Irish holiday cottages then why not make your stay even more comfortable with these essential apps to help you organise your time here? From seeing the sights to the big events and best eateries, there really is an app for that, as they say!

Take a look and see which app you’ll be downloading before your visit:

Help Getting Around

Greater Dublin is crisscrossed with a network of bus routes, and for visitors, it can get quite confusing. Ease the brain-congestion with the Dublin Bus App which plots all the routes on a map complete with bus-stops and timetables, and utilises your GPS to alert you to the nearest stop. Additional features include a Fare Calculator, Bus Timetables and a Route Planner.

If your preferred mode of transport is rail, then the Iarnrod Eireann (Irish Rail) app is a good one, too. This handy app combines timetables with real-time info for all stations in the Republic of Ireland, including the DART and InterCity services. You can make use of the journey planner feature to show the distance, time and connection information as well.

Useful Travel Guides

Ireland Travel Guide is a free and convenient app to source the array of wonderful offerings the country of Ireland has to present, with everything from picturesque walking routes to prime fishing spots. Additionally, GoExplore NI brings a virtual guidebook to your trip to Northern Ireland. It’s brimming with videos, special offers and QR coupons to take advantage of.

For those thinking of heading to Cork, the Explore West Cork app gives you access to a handy and free guide to the entire West Cork region. It offers access to up-to-date maps and historical information for all the towns and villages.

Another travel guide app that is sure to help you out is the Lakelands Treasure App, which is a family-friendly app that is both a game and a guide to make the most of your visit to Ireland’s Lakelands. Internet connection isn’t required for this app once downloaded, so that’s a nice little extra!

Handy Audio Guides

The My Tour Talk app for Northern Ireland provides you with plotted audio tours by location on a map. You only have to pay for the tours you need and listen to. The app offers a host of local voices sharing a feast of interesting facts and stories about the area, as well as practicalities like directions and parking.

If you’d prefer information through a podcast format, Irish Fireside has lovely snippets to indulge in that are based around Ireland travel and culture, with some relevant Irish-American interests.

The My Irish Guide app provides you with half a dozen entertaining and informative audio tours for your visit to Ireland, including the top pubs, restaurants and attractions to head to around Ireland.

What's On Guides?

Have you come to Ireland to bask in its rich culture? If so, then the Dublin Culture Trail app is the one for you! An array of videos and photographs present Dublin's museums, galleries, and historic buildings, while also introducing you to the people and artists behind them. Details of each venue, location and other nearby attractions will make getting around the trail an effortless experience.

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