Regional guide Shannon river and lakes

Ireland's sunniest corner is a land of majestic mountains and secret lakes, lush gardens and miles of soft sandy beaches. With excellent access by air and ferry the south east of Ireland is a great introduction to what Ireland has to offer, from the character of the regional towns of Kilkenny, Wexford, New Ross and Waterford to the beauty of the valleys of the rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir and the history of the Celts, Vikings and Normans.

Lying at its heart is the country’s capital, Dublin, bustling and sophisticated as a city, yet intimate as a village! It is rich in culture and historical buildings. Meath has the prehistoric monument of Newgrange and the Hills of Slane and Tara. South of Dublin, travelling through Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, where heather covered mountains fall down to the gentle coastline of white sandy beaches as far as the Viking towns of Wexford and Waterford.

  • The Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Phoenix Park
  • Temple Bar
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • Newgrange
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Loughcrew Archaeological Site, Co. Meath
  • Mount Usher Gardens
  • Wexford Opera Festival
  • Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford
  • Hook Head Lighthouse
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Glendalough
  • Waterford Crystal