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Ireland’s Ancient East by Neil Jackman

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Neil Jackman is an incredible archaeologist and historian. He is the guy I go to when I have questions or need suggestions of what ‘hidden’ sites I should add to my own Ireland itinerary!

I highly recommend this book if you have a love of Irish history and ancient places

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From medieval Carlingford in Louth to Blarney Castle in Cork, discover the top 100 places to visit in Ireland’s Ancient East. Wander through time at sites such as Clonmacnoise, Newgrange and the Rock of Cashel, as well as at hidden gems like Athassel Priory in Tipperary, Loughcrew Passage Tombs in Meath and Heywood Gardens in Laois. From dolmens to round towers, Anglo-Norman castles to historic gardens, over 5,000 years of Ireland’s history, heritage, archaeology and folklore are waiting to be discovered.

Find out:

– which round towers can be climbed

– where there is a 2,000-year-old trackway across a bog

– which famous garden features a piece of the Berlin Wall

– where St Nicholas is buried

Included is practical information about each location and what to expect from the visitor experience. With easy-to-follow maps and specially commissioned photographs, this is the first guide to Ireland’s Ancient East.

Jody Halsted
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