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Ireland - Ancient Ireland Itineraries

Ireland is thought to have been inhabited from around 6000BC by people of a mid-Stone Age culture, about 4,000 years later, tribes from Southern Europe arrived and established a high Neolithic culture.

In Kilkenny:
Jerpoint Abbey
is an outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century.
In Meath:
Hill of Tara
was the seat of the high kings of Ireland with over 140 kings and at the height of its power as a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ.
Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.), making it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. It has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Loughcrew Cairns, also known as the Hills of the Witch, are a group of Neolithic passage tombs dating to 3000 BC.
In Tipperary:
The iconic Rock of Cashel. One of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe, from prehistoric raths to mediaeval monasteries and fortified town houses, a Georgian Cathedral and a 21st century Library.
In Wicklow:
Glendalough
`Valley of the Two Lakes` is a fascinating monastic settlement in a spectacular natural setting, founded by St. Kevin, a hermit monk who died about 618 AD.

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