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Take a visit to Trim Castle on Ireland’s Ancient East

Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, was constructed over a thirty-year period in the twelfth century by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter, the Anglo- Norman rulers of Meath. The fortress includes a three storey keep and extensive external walls which extend into the centre of the historic town of Trim. The […]

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The Long Woman’s Grave – Ireland’s Ancient East

So the story goes, the Long Woman’s Grave, also known as the “The Cairn of Cauthleen”, is the grave of a Spanish noble woman who was tricked into marrying an Irishman from Omeath in County Louth. Lorcan O Hanlon was the youngest son of the “Cean” or Chieftain of Omeath. His father, upon his deathbed, […]

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New Ireland’s Ancient East Signs Unveiled

Fáilte Ireland has unveiled newly updated Historic Town trail signs in the Ireland’s Ancient East region, helping to bring to life the history and stories of towns in Waterford and Wexford. The new signs are located in Ardmore and Lismore in Waterford, and New Ross and Enniscorthy in Wexford. These are the latest towns to […]

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7 Places to Eat Along Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East has a plethora of gastronomic experiences in towns dotted along its beautiful coastline and further inland. Not only that, this part of Ireland mixes food with the best of heritage and culture. From innovative to traditional dishes, food stalls and budget to high-end restaurants, there are plenty of places to stop and fill up […]

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The Long Woman’s Grave – Louth

So the story goes, the Long Woman’s Grave, also known as the “The Cairn of Cauthleen”, is the grave of a Spanish noble woman who was tricked into marrying an Irishman from Omeath in County Louth. Lorcan O Hanlon was the youngest son of the “Cean” or Chieftain of Omeath. His father, upon his deathbed, […]

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Grand Hotel Malahide – Dublin

Ideally located by the sea in Dublin’s most attractive town, Malahide, the Grand Hotel is also close to Dublin Airport and the M1/M50 motorways. Our location in the heart of Malahide is a unique seaside retreat while remaining convenient to the attractions of Dublin city centre. Whether your stay with us is for business, pleasure, […]

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