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Dawn to dusk: This timelapse captures stunning views along Ireland's Ancient East

All the way from Newgrange to the Hook Head.

Image: Tourism Ireland

Source: Discover Ireland/YouTube

EVER WANTED TO take in the sites of Ireland’s Ancient East in a day, from dawn to dusk?

Tourism Ireland have released a new timelapse exploring key locations along the initiative, including Glendalough, Newgrange, Castletown House, Hook Lighthouse and Kilkenny Castle.

The tourism marketing agency is promoting the video on its social media accounts in an attempt to lure more visitors here.

Ireland’s Ancient East forms a series of sites across the eastern half of Ireland – as far west as the Cavan Burren Park and right down to Hook Head in Wexford – was launched in 2015 as a sister project to the Wild Atlantic Way.

It has formed a major part of efforts by Tourism Ireland to entice more visitors to Ireland.

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2016 was a record-breaking year for Irish tourism, with almost 9.6 million people travelling to Ireland, and increase of 10.9% year-on-year.

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