Find us on is the only official tourism information website for Ireland’s Ancient East, operated by Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority.

Ireland’s Ancient East covers the area outside of Dublin and east of the River Shannon, extending from Carlingford to Cavan and south to Cork City, including East County Cork and East County Limerick.

This website provides comprehensive information to inspire you to uncover the intriguing stories of our past, and discover the rich and colourful history of this region across its diverse landscape. Whet your appetite before you visit with our videos, imagery, audio and illustrations, and start to immerse yourself in Ireland’s Ancient East!

Explore the Stories and discover themes like Castles and Conquests, Vikings, Sacred Ireland and High Kings and Heroes, all of which you can experience in Ireland’s Ancient East. Uncover the Featured Stories to find places and attractions you won’t want to miss. Our Short Stories will entertain you with anecdotes about particular places to enhance your overall experience.

The Highlights section will provide you with a list of experiences and things to do to help you make the most of your trip. What’s On features a list of upcoming festivals and events to enjoy in the region.

See and Do provides a directory of businesses across Ireland’s Ancient East that you can filter by location or by category — that way you’ll find practical information about the places you want to visit in advance, and can pre-book activities directly with suppliers on their websites.

Our Itineraries section will enable you to discover the region and help you experience the stories of Ireland’s Ancient East. These itineraries identify the main features of each trip and show a series of highlights for every day. Filter by theme, duration and location to customise your journey.

Our Map and Route Planner will orient you on your visit and help you plan your trip down to the last detail. Select activities or attractions to visit on your journey and see what stories and experiences you can discover en route. The What’s Nearby feature helps you find attractions and suggested activities that are close by at any one time; just use the geo-location on your phone or add specific locations to activate it.

Get directions to particular attractions or stories from your current location or select particular stories or attractions of interest and save them to My Wishlist. Once you have items saved, plot them on the map to find more nearby experiences, like attractions, things to do and places to stop for a bite to eat or a drink.

Enjoy your holiday in Ireland’s Ancient East!

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