RoE2 and Museum of Free Derry highly commended at the NI Tourism Awards

The Museum of Free Derry was highly commended at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2017 for its new state-of-the-art new visitors App designed by Dublin-based, RoE2.

Shortlisted for a Tourism Innovation Award, representatives of both the museum and RoE2 attended the awards ceremony at Enniskillen Castle.

The App has been created for use with smartphones and helps guide visitors around the museum while allowing them to access the narrative in audio and text formats in multiple languages including English, Irish, German, French, Italian and  Spanish.

Adrian Kerr, Manager of the Museum of Free Derry, said he was “delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award. This is great recognition of the museum’s efforts to enhance the visitor experience by making our app as interactive as possible ultimately allowing each visitor to self guide. It also makes it very easy now for our foreign visitors to understand the Free Derry story. We would also like to congratulate all of the other Derry winners and nominees.

Andrew Dunne, Director of RoE2 adds that “Our visitor engagement technology is a game changer for tourist venues 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 ultimately leading to a much enhanced visitor experience.”