Ancient Ireland became a land of cattle during the time of the ancient Celts- a legacy which has endured. The Irish word for road is ‘bothar’, which means ‘cattle-way’. Many modern Irish roads began in this way- as cattle tracks.
Cows drinking water from the lake on a hot summer evening in the ancient ritual landscape around Lough Gur, County Limerick, an age old image that has endured.
Find out where the ancient Celts lived
Read about the Irish stone age and the fascinating memorials it left
Visit the Boyne Valley
Find out about Carrowkeel and Carrowmore
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