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Giants Causeway

by admin on December 12, 2013

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The Giant’s Causeway is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of the town of Bushmills and close to Carrick a rede rope bridge. It was formed by volcanic basalt columns cooling in hexagonal formations. Legend says that the Irish giant Fionn MacCool was challenged by the …

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Cooley Peninsula

December 12, 2013 In Focus

  The Cooley Peninsula is one of Ireland’s hidden gems. It is located in outside Dundalk, County Louth on the east coast but boasts a wealth of beautiful scenery and legends. Carlingford Lough with a backdrop of the Cooley mountains has lots of walks and trails. Carlingford is a village with narrow streets and ruins …

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Glendalough

December 12, 2013 In Focus

Glendalough is located in county Wicklow. The name is derived from the gaelic Gleann Dá Loch, meaning “glen of two lakes”. There is a monastery founded by St Kevin in the 6th century and the church and ruins are still there to explore. There are also beautiful walks around the largest lough. Glendalough is part …

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Hill of Tara

December 12, 2013 In Focus

The Hill of Tara was once the “centre” of Ireland. It is an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath, Ireland. It contains a number of ancient monuments, and, according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland. You can take a stroll around the grounds and afterwards …

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Monasterboice High Cross

August 5, 2011 In Focus

Founded in the late 5th century by Saint Buithe,  just north of Drogheda in County Louth lie the ruins of Monasterboice which was an early christian settlement. It consists of a round tower that is about 35-metres tall, and is in very good condition, although it is not possible to go inside. There is also …

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