A new state-of-the-art virtual reality experience has been unveiled at Kildare Town Heritage Centre following investment from Fáilte Ireland and Kildare County Council.
The “Legends of Kildare” immersive 3D experience transports visitors back in time to discover the heritage and mythology of ancient Kildare through stories of St. Brigid and Fionn Mac Cumhaill.
With your very own medieval guide available, visitors will also learn the history of Kildare’s medieval sites including St. Brigid’s Cathedral and Round Tower and the ancient Fire Temple through virtual reality.
Kildare’s horse racing heritage will also be showcased as part of the new experience, which will be made available in French, German and Chinese.
Kildare mayor Suzanne Doyle stated, “This wonderful installation brings the art of Irish storytelling to a whole new dimension. The story captures the romance, heroism and tragedies of Kildare’s ancient past that echo in the ruins of our abbeys and cathedrals. It will whet the appetite of visitors to travel further and enrich their experience when visiting our ancient sites, and highlight the prescience of Brigid.”
The VR is available six days a week Monday through to Saturday from 10am to 4.15pm every 30 mins, and closed for lunch 1pm for one hour.
To book, just call on 045 530 762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.