Irelands Ancient East
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. From Wicklow (which is just 40 minutes by train or car from us) you can start exploring.
At first sight, Ireland’s Ancient East is a tranquil and beautiful land of rolling green hills, charming towns and quiet waters, all framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover a region that ripples with over 5,000 years of history. There are compelling characters and ancient mysteries, hidden stories and millennia-old myths. Explore Ireland’s Ancient East, and you become part of the story.
Hear local legends and mythical tales of the east of Ireland on a lively walking tour or travel back in time at an ancient monastic site. Head on an epic mountain hike and after, experience the cultural riches of the incredible cities.
Plan your perfect day by the coast, stroll along beautiful beaches, relax in seaside villages with picture perfect views and visit the most beautiful places in Ireland. Head to the hills for a walk through rambling mountain ranges or cycle along glorious greenways.
Visit the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford, explore the drumlin-filled landscape of Monaghan, experience Meath’s ancient past and check out Offaly’s enchanting castles, there’s so many things to do in Ireland’s Ancient East.
What’s on in Ireland’s Ancient East
Get your ticket to an electric live music performance or hilarious comedian in one of the amazing venues in Ireland’s Ancient East. Visit magnificent galleries, enjoy vibrant festivals and see incredible exhibitions showcasing the best of Irish and international artists. See The Event Calendar
Family Things to Do
There is just so much for the Family to do from taking a cruise down a cancel in Kildare, explore Greenways in Waterford or check out some of the amazing Beaches. See the Discover Ireland Guide