Esri Ireland map tells story of Irish dance

Esri Ireland, the market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), has created a digital map showcasing the rich history, diverse styles, and vibrant music of Irish dancing to celebrate International Irish Dance Day which falls this Sunday, 17 September.

Using Esri's ArcGIS digital mapping system, the interactive map charts a journey through the history of Irish dancing, tracing its roots to 400 AD.

Explore pivotal milestones, learn about varying dance styles, hear some lively traditional music, and search for schools in Westmeath to hone your Irish dancing skills across the entire island.

From beginners to championship contenders, opportunities to learn and perfect Irish dancing are abound around Ireland.

International Irish Dance Day was launched on September 17, 2020 and is midway to St Patrick’s Day. It has since grown to unite people worldwide through their shared passion for Irish dance. Each year, individuals and dance schools across the globe showcase their incredible dancing skills by sharing engaging videos online.

This map also comes as preparations are under way to embrace the spirit of Culture Night on Friday next, September 22. It will bring the timeless allure of Ireland's traditional dance to life as the country comes together to celebrate culture, creativity and the arts.

Link to map

About Esri Ireland

Esri Ireland specialises in the application of geographic information systems, helping customers record where things happen and analyse why, with the aim of providing insight and helping them to make better decisions.

As Esri's official point of presence in Ireland and Northern Ireland it has, since 2002, partnered with both the public and private sector to help them understand the impact of geography on their business.

Recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland, Esri Ireland is part of the Esri Global Network, a billion-dollar privately held software company with nearly 10,000 employees worldwide.


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