Ireland information: useful apps

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Make the most of your trip to the island of Ireland with these helpful apps

Getting around Ireland

Greater Dublin is crisscrossed with a web of bus routes, and the infinitely useful Dublin Bus app plots them all on a map with bus stops, timetables and GPS to alert you to your nearest stop. The Dublin Bus app includes a Fare Calculator, Bus Timetables and a Route Planner.

Taking the train? Take the Iarnrod Eireann app, too. It combines timetables with real-time info for all stations in the Republic of Ireland, including the DART and intercity services, and a journey planner to show the distance, time and connection information.

Travel guides

Ireland – Travel Guide is a free and handy introduction to what Ireland has to offer, with everything from walking routes to fishing spots.

Fancy exploring medieval Dublin? The Dublin Walls app uses videos, photos and 3D animation to deftly illustrate the history of the part of the city you’re standing in. Think computer-generated Vikings popping out of the quays and replacing modern buildings as they drop into the ground. And it’s free!

Audio guides

The My Tour Talk app for Northern Ireland plots audio tours by location on a map. Pay for only the tours you need and listen to the local voices share interesting facts and stories about the area as well as practicalities like directions and parking.

Dip into Ulster Scots Heritage via the very slick and user-friendly Ulster Scots app by My Tour Talk. The app features audio driving guides, interactive mapping and links to events, accommodation and an extensive list of Ulster Scots surnames.

If you’d prefer info via podcast, check out the Rick Steves Ireland podcast. Rick Steves, the famous travel writer, has compiled a collection of interviews and travel tips about the different cities and regions of Ireland into a convenient podcast form.

What's On?

So you’re here! Where to go, what to do? We’ve got seriously handy apps if you ever dare suggest you’re bored. The jam-packed Entertainment.ie app lists every screen in every cinema in Ireland, along with music, clubbing, theatre and comedy.

If culture vulture is your middle name, we’d like you to meet the Dublin Culture Trail app. Videos and photographs present Dublin's museums, galleries, and historic buildings, while introducing the people and artists behind them. Details of each venue, location and other nearby attractions will make blazing your own trail easy.

Galway has its very own app from Townapps, giving local information including what's on and what to do across the city.

Eat, drink and stay

The Restaurants.ie app is heaven-sent for the hungry: tap ‘Near Me’ for a list of restaurants in your vicinity, with cuisine and contact info. Georgina Campbell’s Ireland app allows you to search for places to eat, drink and stay around the country.

Sports

If you’re coming here for the full Ireland experience, you’ll have to catch some sport. Our native Gaelic Games make for some electric matches to watch, so get the Official GAA app for fixtures, results, photos and info on tickets and venues.

Rugby is a not-so-native game but we’re still rather good at it! The Official Irish Rugby app does fixtures, results and player profiles, so you’ll know who to cheer for.

Get ready for your Ireland trip

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