Wander through time...

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.

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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...

Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival

Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival

Celebrate the origins of Halloween, with fun by day, frights by night

October 15 - November 1

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

World-class jazz musicians, performing in over 70 Cork venues

October 28-31

Savour Kilkenny

Savour Kilkenny

A feast of a weekend festival for all food lovers

October 28-31

65th Wexford Festival Opera

65th Wexford Festival Opera

Discover opera's forgotten artistic gems and masterpieces

October 26 - November 6

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