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Ireland's Ancient East

It‘s with great excitement that visitors to Ireland will be able to experience the wealth of heritage and culture that Ireland has to offer through the newly launched ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’ experience.

Jerpoint Abbey in Co KilkennyFáilte Ireland have launched a new initative called 'Ireland's Ancent East', where visitors will have access to a well sign-posted path through the east and south of Ireland, stretching from Newgrange to Boyne Valley in the north east, and travelling through the Midlands all the way down via Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile to Waterford’s Viking Quarter and Cork’s many cultural attractions. With Ireland’s abundance of historical attractions, visitors can tread where legends were born and see the amazing historical sites that are an integral part of the beauty of Ireland today.

With the west of Ireland having the popular Wild Atlantic Way coastal route, stretching from Donegal to Cork, the east and south of Ireland can now showcase their wonderful historical touring region, stretching from Meath to Cork. As part of the 'Ireland's Ancent East' experience visitors can also enjoy the stunning Irish countryside, stop off and explore Ireland's friendly towns and villages, take in a festival, sample local cuisine and stay in accommodation run by local Irish families.

Ireland's Historical Journey

Ireland’s Ancient East will focus on distinct elements of Ireland’s historical journey:

Ancient Ireland - The Dawn of Civilisation, including the prehistoric attractions of the Boyne Valley in Newgrange and sites such as the Brownshill Dolmen in Carlow.

Early Christian Ireland - sites such as Clonmacnoise, Glendalough, Mellifont Abbey, Jerpoint Abbey, St.Canice’s Cathedral and Holycross Abbey.

Medieval Ireland - sites such as Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile, the Viking Quarter in Waterford, Hook Head Lighthouse, Trim Castle and the Rock of Cashel.

Anglo Ireland - Ireland’s Great Houses and Gardens as well as sites such as the Dunbrody Famine Ship and Wicklow Gaol.

B&B Ireland's bed and breakfast homes will be the perfect accommodation on your Ireland's Ancient East journey as B&Bs are located close to all of the above named historical attractions.

Ireland East B&Bs

Cavan B&Bs | Dublin B&Bs | Kildare B&Bs | Laois B&Bs | Longford B&Bs | Louth B&Bs | Meath B&Bs | Monaghan B&Bs | Offaly B&Bs | Westmeath B&Bs | Wicklow B&Bs

Ireland South B&Bs

Carlow B&Bs Cork B&Bs | Kerry B&Bs | Kilkenny B&Bs | Tipperary B&Bs | Wexford B&Bs | Waterford B&Bs

Posted: 15 Apr 2015 by Claire Regan | with 6 comments

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Karen O'Connor
Peter Guinan - I am afraid we currently do not have an app, please note though our mobile site is very user friendly. If there is anything you would like to know please do not hesitate to contact us.
Karen - B&B Ireland
30/11/2016 15:17:38
Karen O'Connor
Peter Harris - Thank you for your comment. Your trip sounds fantastic, 10 days is a good amount of time to spend exploring the country. The weather in March can be mixed, we can have lovely mild spring weather, but unfortunately there is a chance of rain! Ireland can be quite unpredictable so be sure to bring your rain coats! Regarding your type of travel, it really depends on how comfortable you are driving. Driving gives you the freedom to plan your desired route and then you can book your B&Bs along the way. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information.
Karen - B&B Ireland
30/11/2016 14:29:55
Peter Harris
wishing to know the best way to travel around the island in March 2017 for 10 days. Arriving in Dublin. What's weather like, best to take escorted tour or hire car, can't see all in such a short time but want to maximise our trip as it will be last o/seas trip. Looking forward to info. We are a retired couple. Not backpackers😃
31/10/2016 03:29:30
Peter Guinan
Have you an app?
16/10/2016 14:28:24
Hi Brendan
Louth is most definitely part of Ireland's Ancient East experience. I have mentioned Mellifont Abbey and included a link to County Louth in the post, but there is so much more history including, landmarks and historic buildings. Ireland's Ancient East is a new initiative and we plan to highlight the different regions and what they offer in 2016.
04/01/2016 11:01:31
Brendan McSherry
Louth is also covered by Ireland's Ancient East, though they forgot us in the initial publicity.
04/01/2016 10:25:12
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