Wander through time At first sight, Ireland’s Ancient East is carpeted by lush landscapes and idyllic towns, framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. But this land is also full of secrets. Just ask the locals and the stories will spring to life. Ireland’s Ancient East in numbers 15 counties 5000 years of history 100s of festivals 100,000 storytellers* *well, everyone in Ireland's Ancient East has a story to tell Ireland makes sure you remain in the present while soaking up its past. It makes sure you listen to its storytellers with reverence… Lola Akinmade, award-winning travel writer Explore Ireland's Ancient East Ready for adventure? Explore the tales of the tide Sample salty sea air and island adventures: the wonders of Ireland's southern shoreline are revealed in 5 days. See where this trip takes you And the secrets are everywhere. Every cairn has a story, every castle turret has a tale, every hill may hide heroic sagas. Ask the people you meet and you will hear them tell of the legends, triumph and sometimes tragedy that whirl around its round towers, opulent mansions and prehistoric monuments. Make your own stories And when, of course, you’ve introduced yourself properly, you’ll have stories of your own – of the people you’ve met, of the craic you’ve had and of the memories you’ll cherish for ever. Discover the stories of Ireland's Ancient East Tales of terror Murderous widows, treacherous clans and tragic deaths: Ireland’s Ancient East is wrought with spirits from its perilous past. Go beyond the gates of Guinness 3 tales of invention, inspiration and innovation about the legendary brew born in Ireland's Ancient East. When is a stone not just a stone? In this part of Ireland, even the stones tell tales. Careful where you tread, there could be a story beneath your feet... Gorgeous gardens Explore ancient woodlands, elegant trails and bask in the beauty of flourishing flora in these breathtaking gardens. 9 fun facts Magical fairies, incredible saints and 1,000 year-old butter – you won't believe these tales from Ireland's Ancient East. Ireland’s boy hero: a warrior journey Trace the trail of Setanta through the foothils of the Cooley Peninsula, and walk in the footsteps of a hero. 5 stories from the sea Take a deep breath: we're bringing five tales from around the coast of Ireland's Ancient East to the surface. Women who made history Meet the inspiring and sometimes dangerous women of Ireland’s Ancient East who’s legacies live on across the land. High kings and heroes Tales of battles and bravery unfold across Ireland's Ancient East – these are the fabled figures from Ireland's history. Crafts of Ireland's Ancient East Meet masterful craftspeople who are bringing design brilliance and innovation to this legendary corner of Ireland. Festivals Festivals in Ireland’s Ancient East Brimming with centuries of stories, Ireland’s Ancient East certainly celebrates its historic side. But that doesn't mean the people across these lands don’t know how to have fun. Time your visit for every kind of festival imaginable, including garden parties, opera, jazz and comedy, and simply soak up the party atmosphere! Getting around Getting around Ireland’s Ancient East There's more than one way to soak up 5,000 years of history around Ireland's Ancient East. Self-drive, coach trips, cycling, cruising or walking – this will be a journey you'll remember forever... Getting hereExcited your interest? There are airports throughout the Island with international arrivals. Discover airlines flying to Ireland from your location. Places to stay Where ? 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