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County Monaghan

County Monaghan is a beautiful county located in the province of Ulster. Named after the town of Monaghan, it is one of the twenty-six counties in the republic or Ireland. According to the census of 2006, population of the county is 55,816 and it is the smallest county among Ulster.s 9 counties in terms of …

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Carrickmacross, County Monaghan

Carrickmacross, often written as Carrickmacros, is a town located in County Monaghan in Ireland. It derives its name from the Irish phrase Carraig Mhachaire Rois, which literally means ‘rock of the wooded plain’. Having a population of just 5066 in the 2006 census, it is a market-town that attributes its thriving market to the castle …

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Dromore Mound

Dromore Mound is Dromore’s most recognizable feature, the remains of Norman fortifications. It is also known as Dromore Motte and Bailey. Motte and Bailey Castles Motte and Bailey castles were a type of fortification or castle popular in the 11th and 12th centuries during Norman times. The name comes from the French word “motte” which …

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Carrickfergus Castle – history comes alive in a great social events venue.

Northern Ireland Travel – Carrickfergus Castle There are many Irish castles but Carrickfergus Castle is probably the best preserved of the old castles in Northern Ireland and certainly worth visiting. It is a typical example of how castles in the Middle Ages looked like. The castle has a banquet hall that is perfect for those …

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St Gobban Church

Ireland’s smallest church? St. Gobbans is a tiny church located in the village of Portbraddan on the west side of White Park Bay. As with the rest of the North Antrim coastline, White Park Bay is a beautiful piece of landscape with a long white sand beach. Portbraddan which consists of only a handful of …

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Larne Antrim

Larne Antrim Larne is an important town on the coast of Antrim. According to the latest census Larne has about 20,000 inhabitants. In front of Larne lies Larne Lough, a small natural gulf and excellent safe port protecting boats from the waves of the Atlantic. Larne is known by most non-Northern Irish for the ferry …

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Dunluce castle and shipwrecks near Lacada point, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Travel: Let’s go to Dunluce Castle Dunluce is probably one of the most dramatically located Northern Irish castles built on a basalt headland dropping straight into the ocean. Northern Ireland Travel: Dunluce Castle Location Located less than five miles from Giant’s Causeway, it is well worth a visit. And while there, you will …

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