With sites that predate the Egyptian pyramids, Ireland has some of the most impressive prehistoric attractions in the world. On a visit to the country, you can take in stone circles, monuments and tombs, to name but a few. From the Hill of Tara to the Drombeg Stone Circle, here are 10 must-visit ancient areas in the Irish countryside.
Located on rolling plains overlooking Kenmare Bay and sweeping mountain ranges, Ardgroom Stone Circle is a huddle of jagged rocks measuring 7m (23ft) in diameter. The circle contains 11 stones (nine standing, two lopsided), while some of the original stones have disappeared over the years. The narrow, uneven rocks reach up to 2m (6.5ft) in height. Here, the location is just as beautiful as the circle itself, set on craggy marshland with excellent views over the bay.
Additional reporting by Justin McDonnell