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New app spills the secrets and hidden stories of Dublin

Each story on the Dubline Storymap is told by a different local person.

This is how the stories appear on the app. (Screengrab of the Dubline Storymap app)

LUCKY STONES, FIGHTS at City Hall and rivers of whiskey are just some of the stories to learn about on the new app for Dublin.

The Dubline Storymap enables Dubliners to tell the real stories and hidden secrets to the city’s visitors through audio and video.

Each story is told by a different local person and the Dubline Storymap collects the most fascinating stories for enjoyment.

The Dubline, a €4 million tourism project launched in May last year, is a unique cultural and heritage walking trail running across the city from College Green to Kilmainham.

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Tourism is worth over €1.5 billion to Dublin and the Dubline aims to grow this by incorporating technology, including wifi links, and dedicated branding.

Fáilte Ireland CEO, Shaun Quinn emphasised that Dublin is significant for overseas tourism to Ireland with three quarters of overseas visitors staying in the capital at some point in their trip.

“Projects like the Dubline give Dublin a competitive edge when it comes to attracting more overseas visitors to the city. This is not only good for tourism but also for businesses, retailers and jobs in the city and beyond,” he added.

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A number of stories are already on the app but more can be added. (Screengrab of the Dubline Storymap app)

The app is available for free for both Android and iPhone users.

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