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South Armagh: From bandit country to beauty spot

23 August 2014 Last updated at 05:03 BST

In the past, parts of South Armagh in Northern Ireland were known by some as "Bandit Country".

The area had developed a reputation as an IRA stronghold and a place where the British army regularly patrolled, which put off many tourists from visiting the area for years.

Recently, the Heritage Lottery Fund has given just under £1m to open up areas that were once the sites of military installations and protect the unique landscape there.

BBC Ireland Correspondent Chris Buckler reports.

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