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Simon's Guidebook

Simon

Simon's Guidebook

Places of historical interest
Older than the pyramids, located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, a wonder of Neolithic construction. There is an interpretative centre and cafe. Constructed in the stone age and aligned to sunrise at the winter solstice, definitely worth a visit
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Newgrange
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Older than the pyramids, located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, a wonder of Neolithic construction. There is an interpretative centre and cafe. Constructed in the stone age and aligned to sunrise at the winter solstice, definitely worth a visit
Seat of the ancient High Kings of Ireland and a window on our Celtic past. 30 minutes drive from An Lochta, cafe and gift shop on site
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Hill of Tara
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Seat of the ancient High Kings of Ireland and a window on our Celtic past. 30 minutes drive from An Lochta, cafe and gift shop on site
Fascinating, undisturbed, unspoilt, and totally original sacred stone age monument with breathtaking views of surrounding landscape. Located nearby Are Loughcrew gardens, six acres of Victorian splendour. There are also a coffee shop and activity centre
Loughcrew
Fascinating, undisturbed, unspoilt, and totally original sacred stone age monument with breathtaking views of surrounding landscape. Located nearby Are Loughcrew gardens, six acres of Victorian splendour. There are also a coffee shop and activity centre
The town of Kells is steeped in ancient history. origin of the famous, Book of Kells, (now housed in Trinity College Dublin). Kells was an important royal site long before the coming of Christianity. Kells Abbey was founded by St Columba in 550 AD and was repeatedly raided by Vikings. There still stand, a magnificent round tower, stone roofed church and several examples of high crosses.
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Kells
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The town of Kells is steeped in ancient history. origin of the famous, Book of Kells, (now housed in Trinity College Dublin). Kells was an important royal site long before the coming of Christianity. Kells Abbey was founded by St Columba in 550 AD and was repeatedly raided by Vikings. There still stand, a magnificent round tower, stone roofed church and several examples of high crosses.
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