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March 4, 2007

Moat and manor Travelers' fantasies meet fact at Ireland's regal castles

By Sheila Flynn , Associated Press

DUBLIN, Ireland - The image of majestic stone castles rising from rolling green fields is a romantic one, a fantasy held by many travelers who dream of Ireland.

But that image is a reality all over the island nation - where castles offer such differing charms and features that visitors can tailor castle stays to their own whims and preferences. Luxury accommodation, resident ghosts, medieval banquets and horseback riding - all of these can be found amid the smattering of Irish castles. And regardless of each castle's location, striking views and sightseeing opportunities are never far away.Read this article in full with a
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