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Experience Ireland’s Ancient East where vibrant history and modern life meet. Enjoy memorable food experiences, wander down the cobbled streets of medieval towns and explore the gorgeous gardens of this scenic region. ...

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The journey of a lifetime awaits in Ireland's Ancient East. Discover historical treasures, stroll along beautiful beaches and experience an Ireland from another lifetime.

Surround yourself with wide-open views, fresh air and spectacular scenery on a great walk in County Wicklow's Glendalough. Visit the immaculate gardens in Powerscourt and the majestic Powerscourt Waterfall.
Explore the historic County Wexford, visit Wexford Town on the banks of the Slaney, first settled by Vikings, JFK’s ancestral home in New Ross and some of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches and islands.
Founded by the Vikings, County Waterford has a captivating history. Discover tales of yore before travelling on to the nearby towns. Beautiful beaches and impressive landscapes are waiting for you to discover.
County Cork has it all. A city with a proud history of culture and craic, picturesque, colourful villages and a raw coastline that fades away into the Atlantic – it’s just begging to be explored.
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Experience the calmness and serenity of Lough Derg on your short break to Tipperary. Visit the exciting and characterful towns across the county and see some of Ireland’s most important historical sites.
Explore the delights of the Medieval Marble City, where there is history and culture around every corner. Journey to the surrounding towns and countryside of County Kilkenny where you’ll meet talented craftspeople.
Uncover the fascinating history, gorgeous gardens and wonderful scenery in Carlow, the gateway to the south east. Spend time in its pretty towns and villages and discover all the great things to do in Carlow.
Bask in the natural beauty of County Laois. Head to the pretty town of Abbeyleix with its brightly-coloured shops and houses before exploring the lush green countryside.
Discover the amazing historical sites of Clonmacnoise and Birr Castle on your visit to County Offaly, as well as the relaxing scenery of Clara Bog and Slieve Bloom near the charming towns of Birr and Tullamore.
Ancient round towers, racing royalty and designer shopping, Kildare is a county of rich contrasts. Embrace its beautiful scenery, expansive bogland, lush green fields and find the best things to do in Kildare.
Spend time by the water in Westmeath and see why people love to sail on the River Shannon and swim in the lakes, while the towns of the county are a lively affair and steeped in history.
Take in true historical wonders on a visit to Meath. Explore mythical places from the Stone Age in the fascinating Boyne Valley and delve into the heritage of Trim, Navan and Kells in County Meath.
See the unique history of Drogheda on the banks of the River Boyne before driving the coast north through fishing villages to Dundalk and the beautiful medieval town of Carlingford.
Embrace the outdoors and find the best things to do in Cavan amongst its walking trails and remote beauty. Enjoy the famous lakes and try a spot of angling or boating in one of the most undiscovered places in Ireland.
Dotted with drumlins, peaceful lakes and delightful towns and villages, County Monaghan is a wonderful place for a relaxing break in nature.
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