Leinster (Irish: Laighin or Laigin), one of the Provinces of Ireland, lies in the east of Ireland and comprises the counties of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow. Leinster has the largest population of the four provinces of Ireland. The traditional flag of Leinster features a golden harp on a green background. The largest city in Leinster is Dublin, the capital of Ireland. In ancient times Leinster was occupied by five major Fir-Bolg tribes, of which the tribe of Laigin rose to dominance and gave Leinster its name.
Leinster has a number of attractions that are amongst the top ten sights of Ireland - from the passage graves of Newgrange and Knowth to the hustle and bustle of Dublin City. It would be easy to spend a full holiday in Leinster alone with activities including as contrasting elements as scuba diving, high-brow cultural pursuits, mountaineering, rock concerts and enjoying haute cuisine.
For more information about the province of Leinster visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leinster or http://goireland.about.com/od/dublinandleinster/tp/top_leinster.htm
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