Discover the Stories...

Discover the Stories...

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.

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Where it all begins...

... is right here, in this lush green landscape. 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.
 

What's On...

Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration

Glow – A Cork Christmas Celebration

Experience the glow of Christmas in Cork, a festive family fave!

Weekends Nov 25 - Dec 18

Yulefest Kilkenny

Yulefest Kilkenny

Create your own Once Upon a Time in Kilkenny this Christmas!

December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

Winter Solstice at Newgrange

Winter Solstice at Newgrange

Experience a dawn sun show engineered over five thousand years ago

December 18-23

Waterford Winterval

Waterford Winterval

Savour the magic of Winterval Christmas Festival in Ireland’s oldest city

Nov 25 - Dec 23

Things to do...

Behind the Hall Door

Behind the Hall Door

Spend time exploring Ireland's magnificent houses

Savour the Flavours

Savour the Flavours

Treat your tastebuds to the rich bounty of Ireland’s Ancient East

Discover our Crafts

Discover our Crafts

Meet our craftpeople and uncover over 5,000 years of art and design

Take to the Waters

Take to the Waters

Discover the stunning waterways of Ireland’s Ancient East