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February 22, 2013

Road trip shows the best of Ireland's beauty

Associated Press

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Ireland is about 300 miles from north to south and a driving trip in the country’s western region takes you along hilly, narrow roads with views of seaside cliffs and verdant farmland.

BRUCKLESS, Ireland (AP) — Many visitors to Ireland make the trip in search of heritage, tracking down ancestors in obscure villages and wandering through ancient churches, pursuing the dream of a verdant, pastoral homeland. This year, Ireland is promoting this pastime with The Gathering, a tourism initiative of some 2,500 local events and ancestral reunions calling the Irish diaspora back.

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