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Limerick walking trail to combine poetry and history

Scanning history: Tara Hartigan, Mark Manning, and Serena Hartigan of BundlBee launch the new trails

Scanning history: Tara Hartigan, Mark Manning, and Serena Hartigan of BundlBee launch the new trails

A NEW virtual walking tour of the city combining history and poetry has been launched.

Limerick’s Limericks, an interactive walking trail through the city, uses QR codes and smartphones to discover more information about 12 sites.

At each location the visitor will discover information about the point, as well as a specially composed limerick about it.

The idea is the brainchild of Limerick company BundlBee, who developed the virtual walking and heritage tour in conjunction with City of Culture.

The interactive tourist trail around the city marks 12 points of historical interest, each with a plaque and machine-readable codes that can be accessed using a smartphone, that will also bring up an indivualised version of the famous five line verse.

Once the code is scanned, the user will be brought to a web page featuring a specially composed limerick and historical information including photographs of the location.

BundlBee is running a competition to encouraging budding writers to pen a limerick and potentially have their names written into the history of the city.

To submit entries and to find out more see www.limerickslimericks.com.

 

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