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This timelapse video of the historic sights of Ireland’s Ancient East is mesmerising

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a charming time-lapse video, showcasing locations around Ireland’s Ancient East that potential visitors can enjoy. These attractions include Glendalough, Newgrange, Castletown House, Hook Lighthouse and Kilkenny Castle.

Kilkenny Castle. Image: Failte Ireland
Kilkenny Castle. Image: Failte Ireland

The short film is called “Dawn to Dusk in Ireland’s Ancient East,” and it showcases what makes that area of Ireland so special. It includes historic monasteries, the world’s oldest lighthouses and medieval round towers.

 

Encompassing 17 counties and 5000 years of history, the video features three unique areas. In the Land of 5000 Dawns, you’ll find the passage tomb of Newgrange, built way back in 3200 BC.

Newgrange. Image: Caspar Diederik/Tourism Ireland
Newgrange. Image: Caspar Diederik/Tourism Ireland

The Historic Heartlands is where saints converted kings at the Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle changed hands for a song and Iron Age victims were surrendered to Lough Boora Bog.

Glendalough. Image: Chris Hill/Tourism Ireland
Glendalough. Image: Chris Hill/Tourism Ireland

The Celtic Coast is where Vikings looted holy treasures from the monastic city of Glendalough. It is also where the light of Hook Head Lighthouse, which is Europe’s oldest lighthouse, can be seen.

Hook Head Lighthouse: Image: Chris Hill
Hook Head Lighthouse: Image: Chris Hill

Dawn To Dusk – In Ireland’s Ancient East is being promoted through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including YouTube.

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