Many people are not aware that there is a wealth of information available to us all in Dodder Valley Park.
About three years ago Knocklyon Network came up with a proposal for a small development of Dodder Valley Park. The proposal was Grant aided by SDCC. Knocklyon Networks proposal was quite original. We would place posts throughout the Park. Each of these posts would have a QR code embedded in the top of the Post. Each QR code is unique. The code is linked to Knocklyon Network Website. Each post brings you to different aspects of the park. Some refer to the Flora & Fauna, others to historical points of interest close by or in the Knocklyon area. One refers to the meadow that is unique in Europe , being one of the few natural meadows located within the City Area. Other posts refer to some of the many historical points in our area. These include ; Knocklyon Castle, Cherryfield House, Templeogue House, the Mediaeval Dublin Waterway and Weir, Sally Park, the Famine Cross, Carmelite Convent and so much more.
So how do you access this information. First of all you need a Smart Phone. Then go to your App. Store and download a QR Code Reader. You will find at least one that is free. Once you have this on your phone , we are ready. Start at the Spawell Car Park. The first post is just inside the gate. Go to your QR Code Reader App on your phone. It will open like Camera. Line up the phone as if you were going to take a photo of the QR Code. Once you scan it the phone will refer you to an image that may ask Open in your Browser. Click on this. It will bring you to a page on our website . This page is full of information about the Park and its surrounds. As you walk from the Spawell Car Park along the Dodder to the Balrothery Weir you will find nine more posts ,each with it’s own stories. Don’t forget one is across the bridge at Balrothery Weir beside the Sluice Gates. There is also one up by the Famine Cross.