St Catherine’s VR is an immersive virtual reality experience based on the historic remains of St. Catherine’s Church in Killybegs. The VR experience features a detailed, historically accurate, virtual reconstruction of the 16th century church and graveyard built using real-world archaeological data collection methods and heritage archive information.
Players can step into the past to virtually explore St Catherine’s to gain an understanding of the history, heritage and stories associated with the church and surrounding area.
Within the St. Catherine’s Virtual Reality experience users can visit a virtual museum. In the virtual museum the user can view a selection of digitised historical artefacts and documents.
St Catherine’s VR showcases how heritage can be experienced using the latest digital virtual technologies and 3D visualisation techniques.
St. Catherines Virtual Reality has been exhibited at a number of locations and events in the North-West of Ireland including Donegal County Museum and Heritage Week events.
A version has also been shortlisted to and presented at the ‘European Conference on Game Based Learning 2019’ (ECGBL) in Odense, Denmark.
St. Catherine’s VR will be available to download for desktop virtual reality platforms at a future date in late 2020.