Irelands Ancient East


Ireland’s Ancient East provides visitors to the Emerald Isle,  the perfect opportunity to explore and discover 5,000 years of Ireland’s history and culture. Ireland's Ancient  East covers 17 counties which are split into three unique areas, the Land of 5,000 Dawns, the Historic Heartlands and the Celtic Coast. Take a short break in Ireland’s Ancient East and visit places filled with quirky and memorable experiences. With the maps as your guide and itineraries as your inspiration, discover a region of legends and stories, from ancient times to modern day – a place brimming with culture, attractions, festivals and fun. Your adventure through Ireland’s Ancient East awaits!




Waterford, a glittering gem in the Sunny Southeast is the ideal place to start exploring Ireland's Ancient East. Vadrafjord (Waterford) is Ireland's oldest city with over 1,000 years of history, founded by Vikings in 914 A.D.  The Waterford Viking Triangle is Waterford’s Cultural and Heritage quarter thats speaks of an Ireland both past and present, with medieval treasures, art ans a walsking tour of Waterfrod City.  A beautiful tranquil place, characterised by narrow streets, atmospheric public spaces and great  cultural & heritage attractions. So begin your story here in Waterford and check out some of the great things to do in Waterford City and County.