The 'Ireland under Siege' app is an immersive e-learning tool that allows users to walk around key historical siege sites learning from and interacting with the surrounding environment through their smart phone camera.
The app was developed by staff at the University of Limerick in cooperation with NUI Galway and the Royal Irish Academy, and funded by the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning under the 2011 Grants Initaitive.
Attendees at the launch will include representatives of secondary schools, museums, history and heritage associations as well as the public, the commercial and tourism sector, and the media. During the launch participants will witness a demonstration of the app and learn about its functions as a tool for education and tourism.
The application aims to enhance students' and other users' understanding of historical developments and events during 17th century Ireland that brought conflict to Limerick, Galway, Athlone, Sligo, Drogheda and Londonderry/Derry. It will also contribute to the users' knowledge of the historical forces that shaped contemporary Ireland by finding historically important locations throughout Ireland and providing users with resources such as maps, graphics and illustrations of individuals, weaponry and fortifications. To complement the app a web based resource for use in the classroom has been produced also.
Time: 4 - 6pm
Venue: The Hunt Museum, Limerick City
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