Did you know that the first people in Ireland were the middle stone age hunter-gatherers? They came after the last ice age ended, which was more than 10,000 years ago.

Evidence of these Mesolithic people is scarce. You can get a sense of the history of this ancient time at the National Museum in Dublin. Their permanent exhibition on prehistoric Ireland displays the earliest stone tools, bronze weapons of the later Bronze Age, and a reconstructed passage tomb.

You may want to check the National Museum of Ireland website and make it a stop on your tour of Dublin.

For Ireland travel advice and an experience of the beautiful landscapes, the stunning coastlines, the quaint villages, the thriving cities and majestic castles of Ireland, go to the Majestic Castles in Ireland website .