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The Green Man and Black's Head Hotel, St John Street, Ashbourne

The mid Georgian hotel, seven bays long. The present inn was built in 1750, and is actually the result of two separate inns joining together. The Green Man has its origins in the Jack o'the Green, the main figure in medieval May Day festivities, put to death and then restored to life to comfort his disconsolate May Queen. The Blackamoor's Head was originally the site of Wigleys shoe shop, and ofte…