Have you virtually searched through your city?
Fifteen years ago, Google co-founder Larry Page had the idea to build a 360-degree map of the entire world. From that simple but ambitious idea, Google Street View was born.
Now in 2022, there are 220 billion Street View images from over 100 countries and territories available, allowing people to fully experience what it’s like to be in these places right from their phone or computer.
If you’re anything like us, you likely spent at least some part of the various lockdowns clicking your way through the world (and your own neighbourhood) from the comfort of your couch.
To mark those 15 years of exploration, and to celebrate Street View’s newest high-tech camera, some Irish-centric data has been revealed.
Most visited places of interest on Street View in Ireland:
- Dublin Castle
- Billy Byrne 1798 Monument
- Dublin Airport
- Phoenix Park
- The Temple Bar Pub
- Guinness Storehouse
- Aviva Stadium
- Trinity College Dublin
- Molly Malone Statue
- Dog’s Bay
Most visited Museums on Street View in Ireland
- Kilmainham Gaol
- Titanic Experience Cobh
- Muckross House
- EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
- Drombeg Stone Circle
- The National Wax Museum Plus
- Irish Museum of Modern Art
- MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland
- Bunmahon Geological Park