The links between Scotland and Ulster have existed since time immemorial – from prehistory to present. This app includes information on 200 locations across the north of Ireland that form part of this story over the last 500 years.
The sites include towns and villages, castles and churches, graveyards and monuments, and archives and industries. Chronologically they range from 16th-century sites associated with the Redshanks – fearsome Highland warriors – to the outdoor museums of the late 20th with their reconstructed buildings from a bygone era.
In some way each reveals something of the strong historic and cultural links that unite Scotland and Ulster. So, there is no better time to download these rich, historical driving tours designed to guide you to the hidden highlights in Ulster’s fascinating past.
Audio driving tours with over 200 stunning locations
- Attractions – A complete list of all the relevant historical sites in your area
- Themes – A concise source of reference to the themes that underpin the tours
- Surnames – A comprehensive list of Ulster Scots surnames
- Transport – To help you get to and from each point, including checking flight information
- Food & Drink – A fantastic list of personally sourced restaurants and bars
- Events – Links out to various websites that will keep you abreast of any events in your area
- Activities – Get involved in some of the many Ulster Scots events in your area
- Accommodation – A list of suitable lodgings for the overnight traveller
- Interactive Mapping – Each location listed is provided with relevant contact details as well as your immediate proximity to it. All locations in the directory are viewable and geo-located on the interactive map. Your tours will all be plotted, all of the points along your tour will be geo-located, there will also be a ‘find me’ feature which will highlight your exact location should you decide to explore the local area.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later or Android version 2.2 or later.
Users of this app should be aware that not all sites are open at all times to the general public. Some of the houses featured are only open on specific occasions or to special interest groups. Except on Sundays, normally most churches are closed during the week. Usually there will also be restricted opening hours for established visitor attractions during the winter months. Please check accessiblity and opening hours in advance of a visit using the web links provided.
If you have any questions or feedback please get in touch at – firstname.lastname@example.org
This project was funded by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.