Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb

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Counties Meath, Louth, Cavan & Monaghan

The fertile fields of Counties Meath and Louth attracted Ireland's first settlers, making these two counties the birthplace of Irish civilisation. Today they're part of Dublin's commuter belt, but the earliest inhabitants' legacies endure at the mystical tombs at Brú na Bóinne and Loughcrew – which both predate the Egyptian pyramids – and on the Hill of Tara, the seat of Ireland's high kings and gateway to the otherworld.


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Stonehenge and the Pyramids are young pups compared to 5000-year-old Newgrange © Michelle McMahon / Getty Images


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