Friday, November 27, 2015

Dublin Story Maps

Storymap Ltd have created two interactive maps of Dublin, in which local people tell their stories about the city and their own lives. Dubline - Storymap presents a route across Dublin, from College Green to Kilmainham. Along & around the route are a number of map markers representing the interesting stories of Dublin and its people.

By clicking on the markers you can watch videos in which Dubliners will regale you with fascinating stories about some of the locations along the route. For example you can hear about Dutch Billy, the most abused statue in Dublin, a gunfight between students and a fellow of Trinity College, and how an elephant came to die on Essex Street.

Storymap is a charming Google Map that captures the personality of Dublin city through Ireland’s age-old tradition of storytelling, presenting a vision of Dublin as told through its stories and storytellers.

If you are ever lucky enough to visit Dublin you can be sure that the locals will talk your ear off. Storymap takes advantage of the Dubliners' love of telling a good tale by presenting the city through the stories of the local people. 

The map itself is a collection of videos in which Dubliners tell the stories of locations around the city. The stories include the strange tale of the first cat to fly across the Irish Sea.

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