New Barrow Trail app and audio guide

Vicarstown
A new App and Audio Guide have been launched to the complete Barrow Way trail, which takes you through Monasterevin and Vicarstown.

A new App and Audio Guide have been launched to the complete Barrow Way trail, which takes you through Monasterevin and Vicarstown.

The Highwayman’s chair. The amazing story of limbless Art MacMurrough Kavanagh. Handsome Jack, the rake from Grangemellon. And life on the river as a lock keeper’s son... Just some of the 35 stories featured in a new app and audio guide to the 114 km gently meandering towpaths of the Barrow Way.

This new guide from Ingenious Ireland and Waterways Ireland, enables everyone to enjoy the stories and discover the trail, as they explore the historic towns and villages, the wildlife and tranquillity all along the Barrow Valley.

The free audio guide has two hours of stories, commentary and information, and is free to download. The full-featured app is richly illustrated, and includes a map, additional information and useful web links, and costs just €2.69 (requires install of the free GuigiGO tour app).

Launching the guide, Waterways Ireland spokesperson Éanna Rowe remarked “the enriched experience now available to the visitor to the Barrow Valley through the app and audio trail will create a whole new generation of people totally enthralled by this wonderful 
place.”

The idea for the trail guide came from Mary Mulvihill at Ingenious Ireland, who also presented the Barrow River programme in the recent ‘Tracks and Trails’ series on RTE television.

Full details of the app, and the free MP3 download are at www.ingeniousireland.ie/barrowriver. The launch took place on the banks of the Barrow with guest Dick Warner.