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  • County Wicklow

    County Wicklow

    County Wicklow is on the east coast of the Ireland, immediately south of Dublin and is known as the Garden County, due to its beautiful scenery - mountains that sweep down to cliffs and onto fine sandy beaches. Wicklow is mainly an agricultural county producing cereal crops with sheep reared on the mountains and dairy cattle grazed on the lower lying lands.


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  • County Wexford

    County Wexford

    County Wexford is in the south-east of Ireland, where agriculture remains the focus of employment. The once busy maritime port became less profitable after the harbour silted up, which ended the shipping history for the county, which had previously seen ships sail to Africa and the USA.



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  • County Sligo

    County Sligo

    County Sligo is a county in the west of the Republic of Ireland, which has a strong history of traditional music, as well as roots in poetry, with inspiration for much of the poetry written by the poet laureate, W. B. Yeats, taken from the county. Largely unspoiled countryside overlooked by the Benbulben mountain, County Sligo remains very much a beautiful corner of Ireland.

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  • County Roscommon

    County Roscommon

    Roscommon is situated in central Ireland and is the only county in the province of Connacht that does not have any coastal shore. Roscommon is also the name of the county town where one can explore the ruins of Roscommon Castle. A peaceful county, of winding lanes and rolling hills, where at Strokestown you can visit the famine museum, and really feel what it was to have lived through the great famine.


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  • County Offaly

    County Offaly

    Tullamore is the county town of Offaly, home to Tullamore Dew - an Irish whiskey previously distilled by Tullamore Distillery although it is no longer produced there. The main employment in the area was malting, distilling, stone quarrying and distribution. Much of the north of the county is a floodplain for the River Shannon, much of which is bog land, whilst Slieve Bloom Mountains dominate the south.

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  • County Meath

    County Meath

    County Meath is a county in the Republic of Ireland, sometimes called The Royal County. The county town is Navan, where Europe's largest lead and zinc mines can be found. Traditionally County Meath's economy was based on farming, having been Irelands major producer of potatoes and other root vegetables, as well as barley and wheat.

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  • County Monaghan

    County Monaghan

    County Monaghan is a county in the Republic of Ireland, one of three counties situated in the province of Ulster without being part of Northern Ireland. The county has a varied landscape, from mountains & rivers to lakes and forest, although little of the forestry area is now native woodland.

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  • County Mayo

    County Mayo

    County Mayo is located on the west coast of Ireland. The county town of Mayo is Castlebar where a military barracks still operates as armed conflict has played a large part in the town's historical heritage. County Mayo is also the home of Knock Shrine, an important pilgrimage site for many Catholics and is a major tourist attraction. North Mayo has one of the greatest concentrations of Stone Age tombs in Europe.
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