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Ireland’s Ancient East is a region with an abundance of historical twists and turns! From Viking invaders and Norman knights to high kings, monks and fleeing emigrants.

Ireland’s Ancient East is crammed with wonderful, quirky things to do, whether it’s exploring the eerie dungeons of Wicklow Gaol, the fascinating Neolithic tombs of Cavan Burren Park, Hook Head Lighthouse and Dunbrody Famine Ship in Wexford or a guided tour through the Irish National Stud in Kildare, there are a wealth of unique experiences awaiting you. With the maps as your guide and the itineraries as your inspiration, you're about to prepare for a real life journey through this mystical place.

 

Wicklow Mountains National Park is the largest of six national parks in Ireland, and also one of the most popular. It is located south of Dublin and comprises the area of 220 square km that stretches through County Wicklow and small areas of County Dublin. It was established as a protected area in 1991, and for a long time it has been attracting numerous visitors with its mountainous scenery, lush forests, long interesting history and various attractions.

 

Glendalough is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the “Monastic City”. Most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries. Despite attacks by Vikings over the years, Glendalough thrived as one of Ireland’s great ecclesiastical foundations and schools of learning until the Normans destroyed the monastery in 1214 A.D. and the dioceses of Glendalough and Dublin were united.

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We have always been impressed by the sheer EFFORT your team have put into the company, & long may it continue.  In these difficult trading times, it is simply wonderful to see a business succeed and grow in a decidedly niche area;  every customer of yours we've met has been brimming over with praise, even when the odd hiccup has arisen [as they will with this sort of activity] so Jenny & I look forward to more adventures at home & abroad with Bob, Kieran & their colleagues, whatever name is on their Tee Shirts. Very Best wishes Brian & Jenny Osborne

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Attractions in the Region

TOUR MAP

Our Driving Tour Includes

• Return Stena Ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare or Holyhead to Dublin (other crossings available on request)

• 4 Nights at the Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey

• 4 Full Irish Breakfasts & Welcome Dinner

• Detailed Roadbook featuring Maps, Great Drives & Local Attractions

• Commemorative Tour Rally plate

• Complimentary Car Parking at the Hotels

Irish National Stud Farm, Kildare

Glendalough

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