Discover Ireland's Ancient East !

Posted by Ola Kosakowska on the 5th of November 2015 at 10:21:05

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As a follow-up of the Wild Atlantic Way the new tourism initiative “Ireland’s Ancient East” has been officially launched. Build on the wealth of historical and cultural assets in the east and south of Ireland we hope this new touring region will prove as effective and popular as the Wild Atlantic Way.


“Ireland’s Ancient East” stretches from Newgrange and the Boyne Valley in the north east and ranging through the midlands all the way down via Kilkenny’s Medieval mile to Waterford’s Viking Quarter and Cork’s many cultural attractions.

Ireland's Ancient East: Fáilte Ireland (Video)

Ireland's Ancient Eastis divided into four sub-themes including:

Ancient Ireland- The Dawn of Civilisation. Discover Ireland's prehistoric past by visitingmany treasures that are older than the pyramids andhearing tales of druids and mythical warriors told by locals in a magical and inspiring way. And don't forget to join differentevents that celebratethe prehistoric heritage.

Ancient Ireland

Early Christian Ireland-The Golden Age of Monastic Pioneers. Step into the Golden Age of Saints and Scholars, just climb the round tower and admire serenity of the sacred sites. Take a walking tour and follow the steps the pilgrims once took. Enjoy many festivals and events so you can feel the spirit of these times.

Early Chrisitan Ireland

Medieval Ireland -From Raiders to Settlers.Visit Ireland’s greatest fortresses and castles and discover tales of invasions and rebellion. Explore the pathways of Medieval Ireland, visit Ireland's oldest city, Waterford and beautifully preserved Medieval City of Kilkenny.Experience medieval history brought to live during several local festivals.

Medieval Ireland

Anglo Ireland-Land, Life and Liberty.Visit great estates to have the opportunity to experience what life was like in the 18th and 19th centuries. Step into Dunbrody Famine Ship to get the insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish peoplefaced up to a desperate situation. Stop at Wicklow Gaol and feel the desperation of those that were there before you.

Anglo Ireland

So don't forget to include some of these places in yournext break!

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