Ireland’s Ancient East

Where vibrant history and modern life meet. Enjoy memorable food experiences, wander down the cobbled streets of medieval towns and explore the gorgeous gardens of this scenic region.

Day 1

Start in Dublin, with a visit to Trinity College and the Book of Kells as well as a sample of Guinness in its home town. With it’s Viking origins and it’s 18th century Georgian splendor, you won’t be stuck for things to see.

Day 2

Day trip from Dublin to Newgrange, a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley. This is followed by a stop at Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman fortification in Ireland. 

We went to Newgrange last summer and I have never seen anything so old and mysterious in my life.

Ben Kuhn

Day 3

The next day head south to Glendalough with a visit to the ancient monastic settlement and national park. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.

6th Century Monastic Settlement, Glendalough Co. Wicklow


Day 4

A day in Killkenny City taking in the sights and sounds of one of Ireland’s oldest cities. Take a walk down the medieval mile and visit Killkenny Castle for a few creepy ghost stories. Finish off the day sampling the bustling nightlife.

Day 5

Set on a dramatic outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale, the Rock of Cashel, iconic in its historic significance, possesses the most impressive cluster of medieval buildings in Ireland. Among the monuments to be found there is a round tower, a high cross, a Romanesque chapel, a Gothic cathedral, an abbey, the Hall of the Vicars Choral and a fifteenth-century Tower House. Originally the seat of the kings of Munster, according to legend St. Patrick himself came here to convert King Aenghus to Christianity. Brian Boru was crowned High King at Cashel in 978 and made it his capital.

The Rock Of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

  • Trip Type

    Group of 5-30 people
  • Duration

    5 days
  • Starting Location

    Dublin City
  • Final Destination


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