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Waterford City. ©Fáilte IrelandRock of Cashel

Comprising of Counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford

 

Welcome To The Sunny South East The South East consists of the five counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. The South East has things to do for everyone of all ages and tastes: historic monuments, colourful gardens; well-maintained and sign-posted walking and cycling paths; abundant fishing locations; numerous golf courses, equestrian centres and exciting festivals.

 

Now fully restored to its former glory, Kilkenny Castle has stood guard over the city of Kilkenny for over 900 years. Kilkenny is also known for atmospheric traditional pubs and fabulous restaurants, as well as for some of Ireland’s finest craft producers. County Kilkenny is also home to one of Ireland’s finest monastic settlements, Jerpoint Abbey and the magical Dunmore Cave, whose underground chambers were formed over millions of years.

 

You can also explore massive caverns at one of Europe’s most famous showcaves, Mitchelstown Cave in Tipperary. There’s a mystical aura around the Rock Of Cashel in Tipperary, a spectacular settlement of medieval buildings, including a 12th century round tower, 13th century Gothic cathedral and 15th century castle. Castle Cahir, imposingly situated on a rocky island on the river Suir in Tipperary, is one of Ireland’s largest and best preserved castles, with an impressive keep, tower and much of its defensive structure still intact.

 

Discover a thousand years of the history of Ireland’s oldest city at the Waterford Treasures Museum at the Granary, a treasure trail of rare and beautiful artefacts revealed by the latest in interactive technology. Follow the epic story of five generations of Kennedy’s at the Ancestral Home of JF. Kennedy in Wexford. You can still see the original farmyard of the President’s Great Grandfather. 

 

Waterford, famous the world over the beauty and craftsmanship of its master glass cutters at the newly opened House of Waterford Crystal Centre located in the city centre.  This includes a factory tour where you see glass being blown, cut and engraved. The tour finishes in the show room / retail area which houses the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the World. 

 

 

Follow the footsteps of the famine period emigrants on the Dunbrody Famine Ship in Wexford, a full scale reconstruction of a 19th famine ship. Learn the heroic tale of the 1798 rebellion in Ireland at the interactive displays at the award-winning National 1798 Visitor Centre in Wexford. One of Ireland’s finest gardens, Altamont Gardens in Carlow, were first laid down 200 years ago and include many rare shrubs and trees and the dramatic Ice Age Glen, overlooking the Slaney river.

Where to Stay » Hotels

Faithlegg Hotel4 Star

Faithlegg Co Waterford ,    051 382000

Faithlegg Hotel is a magnificent 18th Century Mansion which forms the centre piece of the luxurious four star hotel and country estate. Facilities including 66 hotel...

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Kilkenny River Court Hotel4 Star

The Bridge John Street , Co. Kilkenny R95 Y104   056 7723388

Located right in the heart of this wonderful medieval City of Kilkenny, the Kilkenny River Court Hotel offers the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.  Located on the...

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The Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre3 Star

The Mall Waterford ,    051 862300

The Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre, Waterford is located in the Heart of the City. The hotel was recently refurbished with a complete redesign and stylistic overhaul of the...

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Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort4 Star

Tullow , Co. Carlow   059 9180100

Mount Wolseley Carlow Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort is situated in the tranquil countryside of County Carlow, just one hour from Dublin City. This Four Star Hotel Resort is an...

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Wells House & Gardens

Ballyedmond Gorey , Co Wexford   053 9186737

Wells House & Gardens, a Tidor-Gothic manor house in County Wexford, boasts over 400 years of history and was built in the late 1600s by John Warren. John owned more than...

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The Ashdown Park Hotel4 Star

The Coach Road Gorey , Co.Wexford   53 9480500

The superb Ashdown Park Hotel Gorey is part of the Redmond Hotel Group. We are a family run hotel, located in the Sunny South East. Luxurious, superbly appointed 4 * Hotel,...

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Maldron Hotel Wexford3 Star

Ballindinas Barntown , Co Wexford   053 9172000

Located on the outskirts of Wexford town and only a few minutes’ drive to the town centre, Maldron Hotel Wexford is the perfect location to base your group as you explore...

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The National Opera House

High Street Wexford ,    053 9122400

Just 1.5 hours from Dublin, the award-winning National Opera House is Ireland’s first custom-built, multi-purpose opera house built in the ancient Viking...

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Clayton Whites Hotel, formerly Whites of Wexford4 Star

Abbey Street , Co. Wexford   053 9122311

The South East is famous for the quality of its hotels, and no name stands out more than Clayton Whites Hotel, formerly Whites of Wexford. With a history dating back as far as...

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Springhill Court Hotel3 Star

Waterford Road Kilkenny City , R95 NX32   056 7721122

The newly refurbsihed Springhill Court Hotel Kilkenny is renowned for its great food, friendly staff and efficient service. Once you arrive you can begin to enjoy our...

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