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Ireland’s Ancient East

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Wander through 5,000 years of History.

 

When you explore Ireland’s Ancient East, you wander through 5,000 years of history. Peel back the layers of history and discover a story that unfolds in the vast green landscapes that seduced a millennia of settlers from Ancient Man to Early-Christians and Medieval Lords to Colonial Settlers. On your journey immerse yourself in the past as you are greeted by prehistoric wonders, monastic marvels, magnificent castles and grand estates at every turn.

This is 5,000 years of history. This is Ireland’s Ancient East.

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Ireland’s Ancient East with Brack Tours

We can package and customise a tour to Ireland’s Ancient East suited to your needs and to the needs of other members of your group. Please visit our sample tour page by clicking on the below link to understand the type of tour package we can provide for you.

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Ireland’s Ancient East: The Areas

“Encompassing 17 counties and 5,000 years of history, Ireland’s Ancient East features three unique areas”

Land of 5,000 Dawns – Discover Neolithic tombs, prehistoric sites and mythical landscapes.

Watch the sunrise over a landscape as old as time and discover the Land of 5,000 Dawns. Made up of counties Cavan, Longford, Louth, Meath, Monaghan and Westmeath, history and myth collide here, in a place where almost every village, monument and great house comes with its own legend of warring giants or eccentric aristocrats. Go exploring and you’ll find marvels of Palladian architecture, fossils from a dinosaur age, and a castle owned by descendants of Attila the Hun.

Newgrange, County Meath
Newgrange, County Meath
Muiredach’s High Cross, Monasterboice, County Louth
Muiredach’s High Cross, Monasterboice, County Louth
Hill of Slane, County Meath
Hill of Slane, County Meath
Castle Leslie, County Monaghan
Castle Leslie, County Monaghan
Cavan Burren Park, County Cavan
Cavan Burren Park, County Cavan
Kilbeggan Distillery, County Westmeath
Kilbeggan Distillery, County Westmeath

The Historic Heartlands – Explore medieval castles, distilleries and Mesolithic hunting grounds.

Moving through swampland-turned-sacred settlement where a saint lived and died. Marvelling at monumental bridal dowries far beyond the realm of modern times. Exploring the extravagance of a rich man and a magnificent castle sold for a mere £50. You’ve reached the Historic Heartlands, and counties Offaly, Laois, Kildare, Tipperary, Limerick, Carlow and Kilkenny. A place where epic alliances were forged in love and expedience were born, carved into the land and the traditions honored ever since. Uncover supernatural tales of hellhounds and hidden treasure. See ancient dolmens, wander through medieval castles perched on hilltops and discover just how advanced prehistoric hunters really were.

Castletown House, County Kildare
Castletown House, County Kildare
Birr Castle, County Offaly
Birr Castle, County Offaly
Holy Cross Abbey, County Tipperary
Holy Cross Abbey, County Tipperary
Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary
Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary
Cahir Castle, County Tipperary
Cahir Castle, County Tipperary
Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny
Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny
Smithwick’s Experience, County Kilkenny
Smithwick’s Experience, County Kilkenny

Celtic Coast – Journey through serene monasteries, Viking cities and Titanic towns.

Few coasts have seen such comings and goings as this one. These cliffs, harbors and beaches have been besieged by Vikings, visited by Titans of the sea, and welcomed world leaders home. Track inland and you’ll find fascinating histories, too, in the shape of isolated monasteries, riverside castles and some of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

Glendalough & St Kevin’s, County Wicklow
Glendalough & St Kevin’s, County Wicklow
Powerscourt House & Gardens, County Wicklow
Powerscourt House & Gardens, County Wicklow
Dunbrody Famine Ship, County Wexford
Dunbrody Famine Ship, County Wexford
Kennedy Homestead, County Wexford
Kennedy Homestead, County Wexford
Lismore Castle, County Waterford
Lismore Castle, County Waterford
Cobh, County Cork
Cobh, County Cork
Middleton Distillery, County Cork
Middleton Distillery, County Cork
Blarney Castle, County Cork
Blarney Castle, County Cork

 

“This is Ireland’s Ancient East… and it’s time to wander through 5,000 years of history”.

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