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Beware! Convoy Below!

The Virtual Reality Experience takes you back in time to the First World War era in the early 1900’s.

‘Beware! Convoy Below’ Virtual Reality Experience 

The Virtual Reality Experience takes you back in time to the First World War era in the early 1900’s.

TIDE Partners, Donegal County CouncilDerry City and Strabane District CouncilDevon County Council and CLARTE (experts in VR technology in Pays de la Loire, France) have got together to create an exciting VR experience which takes the ‘Lieutenant’ into a Kite Balloon which is part of a convoy of merchant ships coming from North America and heading for Lough Foyle!

You are welcomed onto HMS Margaret, a Royal Navy Destroyer which was launched in 1917 by Captain McConnell. Their mission is to secure the convoy that will resupply precious goods such as food and necessities to the forces at the front of the battle.

The Lieutenant will have to keep a watchful eye for U-Boats or even mines for several hours! Once the Kite Balloon is hooked up, the basket, balloon and Lieutenant is raised up to over 1,000 feet!

Get familiar with Destroyers, Cruisers, Naval Trawlers, Minesweepers, Airships & Aircraft as you travel past Malin Head & Inishtrahull!

Watch the 'Beware! Convoy Below' Trailer

This VR Experience is available at three locations:


VR Experience - Fanad Lighthouse

VR Experience - Fort Dunree

VR Experience - Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium


Explore two other VR Experiences

‘The Storm, The Sea – The Saldanha’

‘The Storm, The Sea – The Saldanha’

Where in the Napoleonic era, The HMS Saldanha & HMS Talbot took for shelter during strong gales and heavy seas, both heading for Lough Swilly for shelter.

Learn more
‘Wrath of the Atlantic, Wrecks of the Armada’

‘Wrath of the Atlantic, Wrecks of the Armada’

This VR experience takes you back in time to the Spanish Armada era dating back to the 16th Century!

Learn more


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