Irish Research Council-funded ‘Walk1916’ app now available for download

Posted: 28 June, 2016

Funded in part by a Government of Ireland New Foundations Award from the Irish Research Council, a team of researchers at the School of Information and Communication Studies in UCD want to put your opinion at the heart of a new walking app that takes in the main locations of the 1916 Rising.

‘Site Selection 1916’ is part of a larger Irish Research Council and UCD Humanities Centre funded EastAR Rising Project. Led by Dr Amber Cushing and Dr Benjamin Cowan, the project allows for the development of a mobile walking tour app of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.

In asking the public to vote for the Rising sites they find to be most important, the group aim to develop an app worthy of the celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Irish Independence movement.

The Walk1916 app is now available for Android devices in the GooglePlay store and Apple devices in the iOS store. Please search for Walk1916 and/or Haunted Planet Studios.

Walking at a comfortable pace, one can typically visit all app sites within two hours. The furthest site to the east is Boland’s Mill, while the furthest site to the west is the Four Courts.

The app is designed with no set order, so you can view as many sites as you like, in what ever order you choose. To find a historic site and encounter with historical image, use the in app map and walk toward the blue bubble. Once your device determines you are within the site location, the app will notify you to use the viewer and snap a photo. This will reveal the original historic image as well as a short audio narrative about the site.

Which 1916 Rising sites matter most?