Video Guide Delves into the History of Phoenix Park
Dublin is the proud home to one of the largest enclosed city parks in Europe, the Phoenix Park, which celebrates its 350th anniversary this year. Now, those not in the Dublin area can experience the park for themselves through a new virtual tour called the Phoenix Park Guide. The guide uses videos to bring viewers on an informative journey through the park.
The project was created by a group of students studying Creative Digital Media at The Institue of Technology Blanchardstown in Dublin. They take visitors on a journey through some of the unique elements of the park, which are then tagged on a digital map (seen below). Click on the pinpoints for information on each location.
Though the Phoenix Park Guide is still currently in development, the group has created three videos for some of the park’s sights.
A video on the Visitor Centre and Ashtown Castle brings viewers on a tour of the exhibitions on offer in the park. It also offers a glimpse into the fully restored Ashtown Castle, a medieval-style tower house that dates from the 17th century.
The tour also delves into the history behind Dublin Magazine Fort which was built in 1735. The building is located in the south-eastern part of the park:
The Wellington Monument is an unmistakable obelisk located at the south end of the park. Standing at 62 metres tall, its not easy to miss. Learn more about the history of the monument in the video below:
A look behind the scenes at the making of the project can be seen on the Phoenix Park Guide blog.