Discover Ireland's Ancient East


Stir your soul...

Visiting Ireland’s Ancient East is like opening a storybook of spellbinding tales. The heartlands of Waterford, Kilkenny, and Wexford, have all been shaped by their storied pasts. In these lush lands, you’ll encounter beautiful green pastures and fascinating towns with turbulent histories.


Escape the ordinary and embark on a tour of lands that sweep through more than 5,000 years of history – in Ireland’s Ancient East.


Drive over to Ireland’s Ancient East and stir your soul from only £79 single car + driver. Plus, right now you can enjoy a warm 20% off travel to Ireland when you book by 25 April using offer code SHINE.

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Hook Head Lighthouse

An incredible coastal drive takes you to Hook Peninsula. Old forts and hidden coves lurk around every corner and you may even spot the humpback and fin whales that often visit the waters here.

Medieval Mile Museum

The 13th century St Mary’s church and graveyard is one of the finest examples of a medieval church in Ireland. Displays of Kilkenny’s civic treasures and replicas tell the stories of this ancient city’s historic role in Ireland.

Viking Triangle

Founded by the Vikings in the late 9th century, Waterford is one of Ireland’s oldest cities. Today, medieval history and a buzzing energy co-exist side by side. 

Johnstown Castle Gardens

Stroll through the tranquil, tree-dotted gardens and stop for a picnic beside one of the two spectacular lakes, where you can catch a glimpse of the stunning castle shimmering in the water.

Woodstock Gardens

Woodstock Gardens comprise a mix of formal and informal gardens with the walled garden, terraced garden and rose garden providing the main interest. Overlooking the picturesque River Nore Valley, Woodstock Gardens is an ideal place to spend a relaxing day.

Copper Coast Drive

Leave the hustle and bustle behind and cruise along 15 miles of gorgeous coastline. En route, you’ll find secret beaches, hidden coves and stunning panoramic views.