What is now four provinces was probably five in ancient times: indicated by the Irish word for the provinces: Cúigí (meaning fifths). The fifths are Ulster, Connacht, Munster, Leinster and Meath.
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Ireland offers some fantastic possibilities when it comes to getting away from it all. From city breaks to country retreats and mountain climbing to surfing, Ireland has it all. The countryside remains largely untouched whilst the major towns on Ireland’s coast offer modern cosmopolitanism coupled with the traditional atmosphere that tourists have come to expect from the emerald isle.