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Read the guidelines for the Dublin's Surprising Stories Small Grants Scheme.

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Dublin's Surprising Stories Toolkit

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Read the toolkit to find out how to use stories to improve visitor experiences.

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Dublin’s Surprising Stories

€1.7 million worth of enhancement work was completed on 10 Dublin visitor attractions. This funding created new immersive experiences that bring to life stories that have shaped Ireland’s history and culture.

The Dublin Surprising Stories Scheme focused on bringing the story of Dublin to life using interactive technology, audio visual and improved foreign language provision. These enhancements have made the 10 attractions more accessible to international visitors as Dublin looks to compete as a leading global visitor destination once again.

The Dublin attractions that received the Dublin’s Surprising Stories Scheme are:

Project Grantee Grant
Newbridge House and Farm Shannon Heritage €96,276
Dublinia The Medieval Trust €200,000
Christ Church Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral €195,000
Experience Glasnevin Dublin Cemeteries Trust €200,000
Irish Whiskey Museum Irish Whiskey Museum Ltd €200,000
Teeling Whiskey Distillery Newmarket V.C. Limited €200,000
EPIC The Irish Immigration Museum EPIC Ireland CHQ DAC €200,000
St. Patrick's Cathedral Board of the National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St. Patrick €160,850
Clondalkin Round Tower South Dublin County Council €51,000
GAA Museum Croke Park Musaem Chumann Lúthcleas Gael CTR €185,000


Dublin's Surprising Stories Scheme press release


Fáilte Ireland investment turns Dublin’s history and heritage into memorable experiences.

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Surprising Stories playlist


Access the individual videos here and view the latest enhancements to the 10 attractions in receipt of the Surprising Stories grant.

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Industry Spotlight: Surprising stories

Watch the highlight video featuring our Surprising Stories grants recipients. 

Surprising Stories images

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Access free, high-quality Surprising Stories images on Ireland's Content Pool.

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