Portrush history all 'm-apped' out

By Peter Winter

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By Peter Winter

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peter.winter@thechronicle.uk.com

A multi-media mobile app, providing a wealth of information on Portrush’s incredibly rich history, will soon be available to download.

The package of audio commentary, stories, pictures and video clips is designed to inform users about the significance of a series of way-marked locations that make up the town’s heritage trail.

It’s launch later this month will be the culmination of months of hard work by members of Portrush Heritage Group.

And at their April meeting last Wednesday the Chronicle was given an exclusive sneak preview.

It works like this: there are 22 markers positioned around town at historically important sites.

At each stop walkers hear a basic overview provided by TV presenter Sarah Travers and are shown illustrations - maybe old photographs, maps or artist’s representations of how the sites once looked.

The third element are ‘voices’ from local characters, experts or simply just people associated with that particular site, providing the extra colour that brings the history alive.

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