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.
 

What's On...

MEANWHILE

MEANWHILE

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery's very first exhibition of 2017, MEANWHILE curated by Aideen Quirke, opens in February.

The Dead

The Dead

Truly an example of skilled theatre-making, you really should not miss this startling adaptation of The Dead at the Backstage Theatre and Centre for the Arts.

Tullamore St Patrick's Day Celebration

Tullamore St Patrick's Day Celebration

Celebrate modern Ireland in jubilant style at the Tullamore St Patrick's Day march.

Barrow River Arts Festival

Barrow River Arts Festival

For lovers of music, art and literature the 6th Barrow River Arts Festival brings together an eclectic mix of classical, folk, traditional music and jazz all performed in the delightful, intimate spaces of Borris House.