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New historic website follows footsteps of Ulster’s most prolific king

A new historic website from Expedia is exploring the stories of Ireland’s ancient kings and queens.

With the help of historians from Queen’s University, Belfast and the National Museum of Ireland, Trinity College in Dublin the new Kings and Queens of Ireland site allows users to explore the noble characters who existed thousands of years ago - and whose stories could inspire endless episodes of Game of Thrones.

The site highlights many stories - both fact and myth - including that of Ulster king Conchobar mac Nessa, known to be a brave and resourceful king.

Conchobar is the king who summoned the great Cú Chulainn to defend Ulster against Queen Maeve of Connacht at the legendary Battle Raid of Cooley.

He was also married to Queen Maeve at one point, yet the marriage did not last long.

With a strong connection to the area of Armagh, Expedia has devised an itinerary to allow travellers to follow in the footsteps of the Ulster king, extending onwards to Co Down.

To find out more about Conchobar and other legendary Irish kings and queens, visit

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