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Open Thread: Where should tourists visit off the beaten track in 'Ireland's Ancient East'?

Tell us what’s on offer in the east and south of the country.

THE FOLLOW UP to the Wild Atlantic Way – Ireland’s Ancient East – was launched today to encourage visitors to stop bypassing the region on the way to the west.

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The initiative aims to get people to not just visit the “blockbuster” sites, such as Newgrange and Glendalough, but also the more obscure and off the beaten track areas.

Fáilte Ireland states that the new programme is slightly different than the Wild Atlantic Way, which basically runs from north to south on one route.

The Ancient East region is a lot more dispersed, so people are being urged to “get off the motorways and explore the tertiary roads” and move beyond the bigger sites.

Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe urged communities and businesses to come forward and communicate what they have to offer in their region.

So, do you know of any hidden gems? Share with us.

Tell us in the comments section below what sites in the east and south people should put on their bucket list?

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