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Ireland’s Ancient East – The Mini Explorer

One of the many beauties of Ireland, is that there is so much contained in such a small place, it becomes very easy to immerse yourself in the land, the stories and the people. As you tour our Ancient East, the more you will find waiting to be discovered just below the surface.

6 Days/5 Nights, Ireland’s Ancient East – The Mini Explorer
We take our 3 night option from the Taster trip and stay on in Waterford for an extra 2 nights and truly explore this region. Rather than rushing around the countryside, we recommend you drive out the coast road for the pretty village of Dunmore East before taking the small car ferry for Duncannon Fort which was built to protect Ireland from the Spanish Armada.

This area, known as Hook Head is awash with history. As it is the closest point of Ireland to Wales it has long been the first point of contact for visitors, invaders and explorers. Hook Head lighthouse is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world (more than 800 years old) and is well worth a visit while Loftus Hall is just a few minutes drive away and is reputed to be the most haunted house in Ireland, where the devil himself is said to have appeared. As you loop back in towards New Ross a visit to the Dunbrody Famine Ship is highly recommended and if you are interested in the life of JFK then a trip to his family homestead is a must.

After all that sightseeing, it’s time to take in some fresh air and there is no where better than the vast expanse of Tramore Beach followed by a trip along the coast road to the UNESCO listed Copper Coast GEO Park. Nothing too energetic required but you will be awe struck by the unspoilt beauty of the region and the array of pretty beaches.

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