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Explore Ireland’s Ancient East

A journey of discovery to uncover 5,000 Years of Ancient History

Stretching from Newgrange, and the Boyne Valley in the northeast, all the way down to Blarney Castle, Co. Cork in the southwest, via Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile to Waterford’s Viking Quarter, Ireland’s Ancient East touring region is a journey of discovery of Ireland’s early history and the millennia of settlers in this land.

Ancient Man, Early Christians, Medieval Lords, Colonial Settlers and their descendants have all been seduced by these lush, beautiful and fertile lands. Hear for yourself their inspiring stories and take your time to discover it all – the Stone Age art, the monasteries, the castles and fortresses.

Get off the beaten track and up close to the dramatic stories of Ireland’s past. To see, hear, touch and feel the imprints of Ireland’s ancient settlers. 

Uncover the dawn of civilisation through prehistoric sites such as the Brownshill Dolmen, Co. Carlow, learn about Ireland’s early Christian settlers at Clonmacnoise and Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Or roam through Medieval Ireland at The Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary to Kilkenny’s St Canice Cathedral and Round Tower. Discover Anglo Ireland at Powerscourt Estate & Gardens and Russborough House to the Dunbrody Famine Ship, Co Wexford. 

Discover the stories of time from the best storytellers in the world – the local people. Enjoy local fresh produce and tasty local specialities, take in a festival or a tour in one the vibrant towns and villages. Explore how Irish life today has been shaped by its history.

Go at your own pace, or dive in to meet great people, enjoy unique places and ancient wonders that have inspired for thousands of years.  

As you travel through time throughout Ireland’s Ancient East our range of self-catering accommodation properties are located throughout the region. Just search our amazing range of self-catering properties by region to discover your perfect holiday getaway, to get off the beaten track and discover Ireland’s Ancient History.

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