Ireland's Ancient East

Posted by Neil Hand on the 16th of April 2015 at 15:54:23

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By now, if you’re familiar with Ireland, and have considered the country as a tourist or tourist-to-be, you’ll have heard of the Wild Atlantic Way. But what about the East? What is there to see and do on the other side of the country? Introducing Ireland’s Ancient East: “Your own immersive journey of discovery of 5,000 years of Europe’s history”.

Ireland’s Ancient East is divided into four main parts: Ancient Ireland, Early Christian Ireland, Medieval Ireland and Anglo Ireland. The aim is to promote the east and south of Ireland as a cultural/heritage trail which will stretch from the Boyne Valley in the northeast, through the midlands and onward towards Kilkenny, Waterford and finally Cork.

The focus of Ireland’s Ancient East is to teach visitors the rich history and culture of the areas they’ll visit. It will take in many wonderful places of interest on the Emerald Isle such as Glendalough, Kilkenny, Waterford City, Newgrange, Blarney Castle, Clonmacnoise and the Rock of Cashel.

In contrast to the Wild Atlantic Way, which promotes the rugged beauty of Ireland’s Wild West coast, Ireland’s Ancient East will showcase not only the stunning beauty of the landscape on display but also the lives, peoples and cultures that have inhabited it through the centuries and millennia.

I’ll be looking at the different sites that make up this wonderful tourism initiative over the next few weeks, so hope you’ll come back and find out more. Why not start planning your own dream holiday to Ireland’s Ancient East? Contact us today to speak to our experts who will turn your grand plans into the vacation of a lifetime!

Check out the official site of Ireland's Ancient East here!

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