Cúirt is an international Literature Festival which is held in Galway every year in April. It is a fantastic celebration of everything related to literature and attracts famous authors and enthusiastic audiences. Each year as part of the festival and in conjunction with Galway City Council a literary plaque is erected and unveiled. The bronze plaques feature poems and prose about Galway from a wide and diverse range range of writers. The plaques now form a wonderful literary tour along Galway’s canals and promenade. An itinerary for this delightful literary ramble was published on the about Galway section of the Cúirt website.
This tour has been transfered on to the EveryTrail platform which allows the 7 plaques to be mapped and located. EveryTrail is a global web 2.0 platform for geo-tagged user-generated travel content. It makes it easy to share travel experiences, through interactive maps that include photos plotted along your trip route. The Cúirt Literary guide features photographs of each of the plaques and can be viewed and explored through maps and descriptions on the Everytrail site but can also be freely downloaded on to a smartphone.
The tour starts in front of the quadrangle in NUIG and ends approximately 5km later towards the end of the promenade in Salthill.
The guide is available to view and download here