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December 2019

Wander through time

At first sight, Ireland’s Ancient East is carpeted by lush landscapes and idyllic towns, framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. But this land is also full of secrets. Just ask the locals and the stories will spring to life.

And the secrets are everywhere. Every cairn has a story, every castle turret has a tale, every hill may hide heroic sagas. Ask the people you meet and you will hear them tell of the legends, triumph and sometimes tragedy that whirl around its round towers, opulent mansions and prehistoric monuments.

Make your own stories

And when, of course, you’ve introduced yourself properly, you’ll have stories of your own – of the people you’ve met, of the craic you’ve had and of the memories you’ll cherish for ever.

Discover the stories of Ireland's Ancient East

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