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1,000 maps - 100 trees - 1 year

In July of this year, we turned one year old. We were delighted to have reached our target of selling 1,000 maps and we wanted to do something for good to celebrate. We are aware that, like many businesses, we have a carbon footprint. Paper maps, cardboard packing and delivery all have an impact on footprint. We make every effort to keep our impact as small as possible. Scratchable Map Ireland is printed in Ireland and the packaging is minimal and is 100% recyclable. We are proud of these facts, but we also aware of our responsibility to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions.

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What The Locals Say - Scrabo Tower

Scrabo tower was built in 1857 and is situated at the top of Scrabo Hill, just outside of Newtownards. It is approximately a 10-minute walk from the Scrabo Car Park. The tower overlooks Strangford Lough and the whole of the Ards Peninsula. From the top, you have views of the Ulster Flying Club runways and on a good day Scotland can be visible. The Tower itself hosts an exhibition, kids’ activities and a video on the history of the Tower.

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What The Locals Say - Hook Lighthouse

In the south east of Ireland standing alone among the rocks lies one of the oldest functional lighthouses in the world today. Hook Lighthouse is on the hook peninsula on the south coast of county Wexford and has been alerting sea fares to the dangers of the coast line for an incredible 800 years. Originally built by renowned Knight William Marshal, Hook Lighthouse has a long tradition in all things maritime from the original build, to the monk’s settlement through to the high times of sea trade in the eighteenth and nineteenth centauries the hook is well worth a visit. I took the family for a day out and this is what we discovered.

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What The Locals Say - Boyle Abbey

Driving into the small market town of Boyle off the main Dublin to Sligo road you can’t avoid the magnificent eye-catching arches of Boyle Abbey. This beautifully ornate stone structure was built by an order of monks called the Cistercians in 1161. The gatehouse now hosts a visitors centreand guided tours are available and highly recommended. Without the tour you will miss out on much of this fascinating history of the Abbey. Building work progressed on the Abbey up until about 1218. Now this meant that the Abbey incorporated two distinct architectural styles from this period. Consequently, the Abbey has both Romanesque as well as the later Gothic styles of arches. Just over two hours from Dublin by car Boyle...

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Our Guide To Ireland's Most Visited Free Attractions in 2018

Failte Ireland has recently released the visitor numbers for Ireland's top 10 most visited paid and free attractions in 2018. Here are the top 10 most visited free attractions in 2018 (and their visitor numbers), 4 of which feature on Scratchable Map Ireland. 1. Kilkenny Castle Parklands – 799,0322. The National Gallery of Ireland – 775,4913. Glendalough Site – 732,8244. National Botanic Gardens – 655,6095. Castletown House Parklands – 642,2786. Irish Museum of Modern Art – 505,8917. Doneraile Park – 490,0008. National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, 466,0389. Farmleigh House Estate – 389,93210. Battle of the Boyne / Oldbridge Est – 355,608 Here is some info about visiting the top free attractions on Scratchable Map Ireland. Kilkenny Castle Parklands  1st - 799,000 visitors Before...

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