Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East covers an area on the outskirts of Dublin and east of the River Shannon. This extends from Carlington to Cavan and then extends south to Cork City. This includes East County Cork and East County Limerick. There are hundreds of tourist attractions along this route where you can explore the stories of ancient times and discover the rich and colourful history of this region.

In Cork, there are many varied attractions for you to choose from. From the Waterloo Round Tower to the CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, you will never run out of things to do on this amazing tourist experience.

Ireland’s Ancient East

East coast of Ireland


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