EXPLORE THE REGION...

EXPLORE THE REGION...

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.
 

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Kilbeggan Races

Kilbeggan Races

Kilbeggan Races have been one of the premier meetings for horse-lovers in the midlands since the 9th March 1840. Why not check it out in 2017?

Limerick Races 2017

Limerick Races 2017

Enjoy a day of nail-biting photo finishes at Greenmount Park as the Limerick Races gallop on.

Bealtaine Living Earth Festival

Bealtaine Living Earth Festival

Gain some knowledge in the great outdoors at this year's Bealtaine Living Earth Festival in New Ross, Co Wexford.

Hay Festival Kells

Hay Festival Kells

This off-shoot of the world renowned Hay Festival in Wales, Hay Festival Kells is a celebration of literature, art, ideas, music, drama, history, debate, food and laughter, set in the town that is the spiritual home of the Book of Kells.