Historic and heritage walks

A Tour of Cavan Town - Walking History

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Cavan Town, Cavan, Republic of Ireland
E: info@cavanchamber.ie

There are signs on every street in Cavan town at places of Historical interest. Scanning the QR Codes on the signs brings the visitor into a website which has information, old photographs etc www.cavanwalkinghistory.ie

The Cavan Walking History Tour is quite unique in that this free attraction is spread throughout Cavan town. There are currently twenty six signs at locations of historical interest on every street in Cavan, The signs have QR Codes which can be scanned using a smart phone or tablet using a Free QR Code Scanner app.

The visitor is brought directly into the relevant page on the website which tells the history of the location and has old photographs and sometimes local anecdotes.

Cavan was the first medieval Gaelic town in Ireland and has a great history. This tour marries the old with the very modern QR Codes. The website invites contributions from people who may have more information and as it grows so will the number of signs, making this a very organic and sustainable project.

It has been designed so that visitors to this pretty town, full of character, can take the tour at a time that suits them and at their leisure, perhaps stopping in one of the several excellent local cafes along the way as they discover the signs and learn more about a very Irish story.