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    Did you know that there are over 5,000 years of history hidden amidst these lush landscapes, winding rivers and glorious gardens?

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    Step into the stories

    At first sight, Ireland's Ancient East is a tranquil and beautiful land of rolling green hills, charming towns and quiet waters, all framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. But dig a little deeper and you'll discover a region that ripples with over 5,000 years of history. There are compelling characters and ancient mysteries, hidden stories and millennia-old myths. Explore Ireland's Ancient East, and you become part of the story.

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    Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary

    Living history

    There's nothing quite like the feeling you get as you step inside a 5,000-year-old monument. Or the jaw-dropping coastal view from the top of a 13th century lighthouse. But this is what Ireland's Ancient East is all about: experiencing history from the inside out. Ride the waves across to Spike Island in Cork, known as Ireland's Alcatraz, and once the largest prison in the world. Walk in the footsteps of the Vikings through the narrow streets and medieval treasures of Waterford. Or take a moment on top of the mystical Hill of Tara in Meath, dwelling place of the gods. A trip around Ireland's Ancient East brings history to life against a backdrop of unforgettable scenery. It's time to peel back the past...

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    Discover Ireland’s Ancient East with the locals

    Delve into a world of fascinating history and marvellous myths with Carina Mountcharles

    Ireland’s Ancient East is the land of myths and legends, and the birthplace of Irish culture. It takes in an incredible amount of history, over 5,000 years from the Celtic times all the way through to the modern age and its filled with truly fascinating nuggets of history.

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    Ireland's Ancient East highlights

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    Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre - Newgrange and Knowth

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    Slane Distillery

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    Meath

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    Altamont Gardens

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    Carlow

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    The Irish National Stud & Gardens

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    Kildare

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    Powerscourt Estate

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    Enniskerry

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    Kilkenny Design Centre

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    Kilkenny

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    Irish National Heritage Park

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    Wexford

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    Rock of Cashel - St. Patrick's Rock

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    Tipperary

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    Hill of Tara

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    Meath

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    Hook Lighthouse & Visitor Centre

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    Wexford

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    Monasterboice High Cross and Round Tower

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    Louth

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