Ireland’s Ancient East

Discover Ireland’s Ancient East. Described as a “relaxing journey of discovery”, Ireland’s Ancient East stretches from Newgrange through the Midlands and southeast to Cork.


Wander Through Time

Learn the stories of a place and you’ll come to understand the soul of its people. From ancient high kings to modern day poets, saints and scholars to ramblers and fishermen, Ireland’s Ancient East pulsates with legendary tales. With the maps as your guide and the itineraries as your inspiration, you’re about to prepare for a real life journey through this mystical place.

Over 5,000 years of history lie buried within the verdant meadows, bustling towns and rugged stone monuments of Ireland’s Ancient East. Each landmark has its stories to tell, as indeed do the locals, who delight in telling tales that are rich in famous battles and magic rituals.

Your journey will take you through

Ancient Ireland: Includes the attractions of the Boyne Valley in Newgrange and the Brownshill Dolmen in Carlow

Early Christian Ireland: Includes Clonmacnoise, Glendalough, Mellifont abbey, Jerpoint Abbey, St.Canice’s Cathedral and Holycross Abbey

Medieval Ireland: Includes Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile, the Viking Triangle in Waterford, Hook Head Lighthouse, Trim Castle and the Rock of Cashel

Anglo Ireland: Includes Ireland’s Great Houses and Gardens as well as the Dunbrody Famine Ship and Wicklow Gaol

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