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Ballyhoura swapping maps for apps

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 5:04pm

Ballyhoura Country has just launched an exciting new app that will lead the way in outdoor exploration.

The new Ballyhoura Trails Guide App allows walkers, hikers, scramblers and adventurers to easily navigate the vast area which touches counties Limerick, Tipperary and Cork.

Famed for its beauty, its looped walks and its wild places, Ballyhoura Country is a hugely popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and contains 11 looped walks across a range of difficulty levels from 5k to 18k in distance.

The Ballyhoura Trails Guide App is intended to highlight to visitors the breadth of what Ballyhoura Country has to offer.

The app will allow visitors to instantly find what is in their vicinity, the range of walks on offer and describe in real time distances between them and the start point of their chosen trail.

It will also teach visitors about the local heritage and folklore of their surroundings as they pass through sites such as the Battle of Darragh and the Seefin Mountain climb, plus the ancient Ardpatrick Monastery, remnants of a water mill and a holy well.

Visitors can use the app to choose their accommodation in the area with choices like the Ballyhoura Mountain Lodges, Charleville Park Hotel, Ballinwillin House, and the Deebert House Hotel at their fingertips.

Once done with the day’s activities, the app can also recommend and guide visitors to a nearby café or restaurant to get a bite to eat.

Finally, the Ballyhoura Trail Guides app will keep visitors up to date on news and events in Ballyhoura Country and other activities available in the area.

The Ballyhoura Trails Guide App is available on the playstore for android and IOS and is available in English, Spanish, German and French.

Another feature of the app is that it is designed to work well in areas of weak internet access.

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