Wednesday, 11th July 2012
Launch of Nire Valley Walking Trails and first Irish and English smartphone walking App
THE FIRST smartphone walking App in both Irish and English, which will guide visitors around the Nire Valley in the Comeragh Mountains in Co Waterford, will be available to download later this month. The app will act as a virtual guide for the thousands of tourists who visit West Waterford, helping them navigate four new scenic Nire Valley Walking Trails and learn about the rich history and culture of the region at the same time.
The Nire Valley Walking Trails were officially launched on Saturday, July 7th by RTE presenter and walking enthusiast, John Murray, at a celebration in Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford. Developed to National Trails Office standards, the trails range in distance from 6km to 9km, taking walkers through stunning lake, mountain and valley scenery.
A smartphone App to give visitors information on what they encounter on the walks will be available to download from mid-July in both Irish and English. It is the result of collaboration between Waterford County Council, Fáilte Ireland, the Comeragh Mountains Forum and Nire Valley Tourism.
Developed by Waterford Company ZolkC, the App which will cost €1.99 will allow users download walks maps and will link them to restaurants and accommodation in the Valley, including the renowned Hanora's Cottage restaurant and guest house, Glasha Farmhouse and the Ballymacarbry Hostel.
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