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Pass ancient viaducts, charming towns and striking mountains on the incredible Waterford Greenway 🚴🏻 Who's planning to cycle it this month?
Pic by @wetraveltheworld
Wide open views, a lake with water like glass, and fiery skies – sunrises at Co. Waterford's Coumshingaun Lake are truly special. 🌄
Pic by @_mkimages_
The Rock of Cashel
High up on a prominent green hill in Co. Tipperary sits the Rock of Cashel, the place where St. Patrick reputedly converted King Aenghus to Christianity.
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Huge round stone walls, capped by a grassy dome – Newgrange in Co. Meath seems futuristic, but it was built more than 5200 years ago, making it older than the Egyptian pyramids!
Pic by @copter_view_ireland
Co. Waterford's Kilmurrin Cove on a sunny day – a beautiful stop along the Copper Coast Geopark. ☀️
Pic by @thru_my_eyes_by_jamie
"One of the best spots in Cork. Amazing cliff walk, creamy pint of stout in the Blackbird pub, and a tasty bowl of chowder at Pier 26" – our perfect weekend itinerary through Ballycotton!
Pic by @cathal_noonan_cork
Wicklow Mountain walk
A recent visit to Ireland's Ancient East uncovered this misty scene across the spine of the enchanting Wicklow Mountains. 🌲
Pic by @onlydavephotos
Take a deep breath and soak in those views... 🏞️ Surrounded by steep mountainsides, Coumshingaun Lake in Co. Waterford is quite the sight – and well worth the hike!
Pic by @dannywatchorn
Visiting the seat of kings
Wandering the grounds of the Rock of Cashel is like a journey back to ancient times. For more than 1000 years, the Rock was a symbol of royal, religious, and political power in Ireland, overlooking the Golden Vale in Co. Tipperary.
Pic by @punakettu77
Stroll through the magical grounds of Johnstown Castle in Co. Wexford and you may come across one of its current residents, casually strutting by and displaying its finery. 😄
Pic by @davidmwalsh
The medieval streets of Kilkenny City are full of character, from curious alleyways like this one to the colourful Parliament Street.
Pic by @themillennialnomad
Take a deep breath and smell the fresh moss and pine trees this weekend at Ballinastoe Forest in Co. Wicklow. 🌲
Pic by @seanorphoto
Newport from above
Like a patchwork quilt, the green fields of Newport stretch across Co. Tipperary's landscape. 🌿
Pic by @frankcosgrove
Brooding skies over Lough Tay in Co. Wicklow 🌄 No surprise it's nicknamed Guinness Lake with its dark waters crowned by a white sandy beach. That, and it's also the ancestral home of the Guinness brewing family!
Pic by @i_roamireland
A dreamlike moment at Blackrock Castle in Co. Cork 🏰 Take time to explore the Castle Observatory and soak in the views over the harbour and River Lee.
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Hook Lighthouse in Co. Wexford basking in golden morning light 🌅 At 800 years old, it's seen its share of incredible sunrises over Ireland's East Coast!
Pic by @dermotgarland
The fairytale-like Ballysaggartmore Towers in Co. Waterford are often considered one of the most beautiful structures in Ireland. Pack your picnic basket and wander the Gothic towers and rich surrounding woodlands!
Pic by @derekdelaneyphotography
Sunset in Kildare
Autumn hues at Ballynafagh Church in Co. Kildare 🌾 Surrounded by golden fields of barley, its ruins sure make for a pretty evening scene!
Pic by @nathanhphotographyire
Sunrise swim in Wicklow
Summer weekends in Co. Wicklow are made of golden sunrise dips like this one 🌅
Pic by @thehappypear
For more than 1,000 years the Rock was a symbol of royal and religious power.
Explore this complex of monuments scattered across the fertile Boyne river valley.
East Cork – from charming towns to history-soaked ports, a wealth of adventures await.
Embark on a whirlwind tour of discovery through the medieval streets of Kilkenny City and beyond...
Look out for Hook Lighthouse while exploring the Wexford coastline.
Discover a world in bloom with inspirational gardens that take you away to places of serene beauty.
Pól O’Conghaile roadtests the beautiful new Waterford Greenway route for National Geographic Travel.
And that’s only a snapshot of the beauty of Ireland's Ancient East!
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