Explore the Sunny South East with the Go Anywhere Gift Card
Posted on: Wed, 16 June, 2021
Ireland’s South East landscapes include a mix of rolling hills, woodland, farmlands, river valleys and a beautiful coastline full of singular fishing villages and unique coastal resorts. This week’s #TravelTuesday blog post offers you a few ideas on what to explore when visiting Ireland’s Sunny South East counties, also known as Ireland’s Ancient East: Carlow, Kilkenny, South-Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford.
Our #TravelTuesday Tip: Don’t miss Wexford beaches or Waterford’s Copper Coast UNESCO Geopark, dive into Kilkenny’s and South Tipperary’s medieval sites, as well as Carlow’s dolmen on the beautiful Ireland’s Ancient East.
Explore Wexford’s coastline
Endless movie-star beaches, a wide range of outdoor activities for all the family, gorgeous walking trails and gardens, Wexford rich Norman and Viking heritage sites and superb cuisine. All that makes Wexford the ideal destination all year round.
County Wexford is the proud home to some of the best beaches in Ireland, with over 250 km of coastline. From the well-known Curracloe Beach to hidden gems such as St. Helen’s Bay, Wexford boasts a series of sandy beaches ideal for building sandcastles, water-sports enthusiasts or for swimming in rock pools.
Start planning your getaway to County Wexford with the ‘Go Anywhere Gift Card’ today and enjoy the sunniest corner in Ireland whether with family, friends or solo.
Where to stay in Wexford
Ferrycarrig Hotel, Ferrycarrig.
Overlooking the Slaney River, Ferrycarrig Hotel is located a short drive from Wexford town in the calm and scenic surrounding of Ferrycarrig. Offering award winning restraurants including outdoor dining facilities, leisure and spa facilties along with a selection of attractions and nearby activites the Ferrycarrig Hotel is ready to welcome you this summer.
View all participating Irelandhotels.com hotels in County Wexford here.
Waterford’s Copper Coast
The UNESCO Copper Coast Geopark is an outdoor museum of geological records. Volcanoes, oceans, deserts and ice sheets are all combined to create the rocks which provide the physical foundation for the natural and cultural landscapes of the area.
There is a "Copper Coast" self-guided trail. You can get all the information to make the most of it from the Copper Coast Geopark Centre in Bunmahon.
So what are you waiting for? Explore Waterford’s Copper Coast on your next trip.
Where to stay to explore the Copper Coast
Majestic Hotel, Tramore
Located in the sunny south-east of Ireland, the Majestic Hotel is overlooking Tramore Bay with its impressive 5 km stretch of golden beach and sand dunes. And situated only a short-drive to the UNESCO Copper Coast Visitor Center.
Check Irelandhotels.com Waterford properties here.
Kilkenny, Ireland's Medieval Mile
Kilkenny was once the medieval capital of Ireland, and it is home of the so-called Medieval Mile: a trail running through the centre of Kilkenny city linking the 13th-century St Canice’s Cathedral and the Anglo-Norman castle, with so much more to discover in between.
Kilkenny's rich medieval heritage is instantly visible through the narrow cobbled streetscapes, historical buildings, secret slipways, the only example of an early 17th century merchant’s house in Ireland and other historical sites.
Dive in history and discover Kilkenny’s medieval heritage with the ‘Go Anywhere Gift Card’.
Where to stay in Kilkenny
Situated in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny, with magnificent views of the city's 12th-century Kilkenny Castle, The Kilkenny River Court Hotel has the perfect location to explore the busy city.
Check Irelandhotels.com properties available in Kilkenny here.
The Rock of Cashel, South Tipperary
The Rock of Cashel, also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock, is one of Ireland’s most spectacular and most visited tourist attractions. Iconic in its historic significance, it possesses the most impressive cluster of medieval buildings in Ireland.
Originally the seat of the kings of Munster, Brian Boru, was crowned High King at Cashel in 978 and made it his capital. And according to the legend, St. Patrick converted King Aenghus to Christianity in the Rock of Cashel.
If you want to dive deeper into Ireland’s history, visit Tipperary and the Rock of Cashel with the ‘Go Anywhere Gift Card’.
Where to stay to visit The Rock of Cashel
Only a short drive from The Rock of Cashel, the Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel is set in the shadow of the Galtee Mountains.
There's an indoor pool, a whirlpool and a fitness centre, plus a spa with a sauna, steam rooms and wellness treatments. Other amenities include an 18-hole golf course, a relaxed bar and restaurant, and a kids' club and playroom.
Check Irelandhotels.com properties available in Tipperary here.
Carlow’s Brownshill Portal Tomb
Carlow is home to this unmissable archaeology monument. Dating from the Early Neolithic period, Brownshill dolmen is the most impressive megalithic monument in Ireland. It is classified as a portal tomb by the archaeologists.
The capstone is massive, it is estimated to weigh in excess of 150 tonnes and is believed to be one of the heaviest in Europe.
So get ready to visit this ancient monument with the Go Anywhere Gift Card!
Where to stay in Carlow
Located within a 3-minute walk of Carlow Town centre, and within easy access of train and bus stations, the hotel's 89 bedrooms offer every luxury, from double and family rooms to executive rooms and are all superbly furnished. State of the art Leisure Club has a 20-metre swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and gym.
Check Irelandhotels.com participating hotels and guesthouses in Carlow here.
We hope today’s #TravelTuesday blog helps you with planning your visit to the Sunny South East.
Explore the Ireland’s Ancient East with the ‘Go Anywhere Gift Card’.
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