Published on 24 November 2021
Text and images courtesy of Virtual Visit Tours & Ulster-Scots Agency
The Ulster-Scots Virtual Visits Project is a 360° VR (virtual reality) tour experience, allows you to immerse yourself in the heritage, culture and history of places in Ulster with an Ulster-Scots connection.
The project was developed by local company Virtual Visit with the support of Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund and in partnership with the Ulster-Scots Agency and includes over 40 sites around Ulster.
Two sites in Co. Donegal were identified as locations with special Ulster Scots significance - St Eunan's Cathedral in Raphoe and Monreagh Heritage Centre & Presbyterian Church.
St Eunan's Cathedral, Raphoe, Co. Donegal
As you explore the 360° photos at each location, “In-Tour” information panels and hotspots will provide additional contextual information about the location you are standing in, including artifacts or areas with special Ulster-Scots significance, with audio commentary provided by local historian, Lolly Spence of Hidden Ulster Tours.
Monreagh Heritage Centre & Presbyterian Church, Carrigans, Co. Donegal
This WebVR application allows users to experience virtual reality without the need for specialist software or to download an app – making experiences accessible to everyone online, no matter what device you have. The project is best viewed on a desktop computer or tablet and, if you have access to one, a VR Headset such as the Oculus Quest.
Choose different virtual locations from the main menu by clicking on the image below.
© Ulster-Scots Virtual Visits
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