13th Century heritage embraces 21st Century beacons technology

Beacons allowing people to get more out of their visitor experience to Dublin’s Saint Patrick’s Cathedral as it becomes Ireland’s first tourist attraction using iBeacon Technology.

St. Patricks InternalSt. Patrick’s Cathedral have announced the launch of their new iBeacon enabled App.. Beacon technology is now being used within the Cathedral allowing visitors, at one of Ireland’s most popular attractions enjoy an even more engaging experience. Partnering with Irish firm RoE2, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is the first visitor attraction in Ireland to embrace this exciting new technology.

Beacons have been installed at strategic locations and points of interest within the Cathedral. Once downloaded, the Beacon enabled App identifies the location of visitors and sends them information on points of interest as they approach each exhibit. The Saint Patrick’s App, available on all smart phones, is free and allows visitors’ access a range of multimedia content in audio and visual form.

Gavan Woods, Administrator at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral said RoE2 have provided us with the most innovative visitor engagement platform available in the market today. Our objective is to provide an enhanced visitor experience and we are absolutely thrilled to be the first Beacon enabled tourist attraction in Ireland.”

He added “Not only will the new app provide visitors with free access to a range of multimedia content and resources designed to enrich their visitor experience, but it also provides a tour of the Cathedral in audio & visual form through their mobile device.”

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Andrew Dunne, Director of RoE2 adds that RoE2 technology is a total game changer particularly in terms of unlocking the potential of the mobile powered visitor. It really is the next big thing and will fast become an essential element of the visitor engagement experience. It allows tourist attractions to engage with visitors in a way that was never possible before.”