Ireland’s Ancient East

Enjoy 5,000 years of captivating history of Ireland’s Ancient East where heritage and culture are combined to provide the most wonderful experiences as you tour Ireland’s Ancient East taking in the stories and experiences enroute. Irelands Ancient East is a "touring region" rather than a specific route (or routes), and is designed to offer visitors a "relaxing journey of discovery" stretching from Newgrange through the Midlands and southeast to Cork. Ireland’s Ancient East is a "compact" touring region crammed with 5,000 years of Irish history that visitors can enter at any point and explore at their leisure. It does not have a fixed length, beginning or end and is themed along the following four pillars:

Ancient Ireland: Including the prehistoric attractions of the Boyne Valley in Newgrange and sites such as the Brownshill Dolmen in Carlow
Early Christian Ireland: Including sites such as Clonmacnoise, Glendalough, Mellifont Abbey, Jerpoint Abbey, St.Canice’s Cathedral and Holycross Abbey
Medieval Ireland: Including Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile, the Viking Triangle in Waterford, Hook Head Lighthouse, Trim Castle and the Rock of Cashel
Anglo Ireland: Including Ireland’s Great Houses and Gardens as well as sites such as the Dunbrody Famine Ship and Wicklow Gaol

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