It is with great excitement that the popular family app Wanderful have teamed up with Kerry County Council to release their latest offering ‘Ciar’s Quest’. Ciar’s Quest is a new app which takes you on an adventure around Ross Castle and its surrounding island in Killarney National Park.
Launched only 2 weeks ago it is already a big hit with tourists and locals. Within its first few weeks it has received hundreds of downloads and is getting rave reviews. There is an excitement in the air around the castle as the sound of children and adults alike gasp in awe at the sight of an eagle right in front of Ross Castle!
The Wanderful team is known for turning a walk into an adventure using an augmented reality trail experience. Ciar’s Quest runs off the same concept but Ciar himself is a very special boy.
In creating this project the wanderful team dove deep into the folklore and heritage of Kerry and began to create a character fit to represent the mighty kingdom.
Ciar is a descendant of the O’ Connor Chieftain Ciar, the founder of the kingdom of Kerry. To honor his ancestors his mission in life is to protect Kerry’s rich folklore and heritage. Ciair is brave, curious, adventurous and loves nothing more than exploring all the beauty the Kingdom has to offer.
Now you can join him on his quest to find Kerry’s iconic wildlife and also uncover some hidden gems along your journey.
Ciar’s Quest works through a free app, which displays symbols for Wanderers to seek. When little Wanderers find these cards on the Ciars Quest trail you point the Ciar’s Quest app camera at the card to reveal and meet the hidden animal you’re seeking. Once found, Ciar’s Quest reveals further facts about the animal and allows the user to take interactive pictures with them. Along the way there are some hidden gems for you to locate also. Once you find these gems you will get some interesting facts about Ross Castle, Inis Fallon and The Copper Mines.
Not only is it educational but it is also a way to get your family out and explore the beautiful nature Ross Island has to offer.
If you’re looking for a family day out in Killarney this summer that will entertain the children and adults look no further than Ciar’s Quest. www.ciarsquest.ie
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