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The Sunny South-East - Yours to Discover

The Sunny South-East - Yours to Discover

Discover Ireland's South-East which consists of Carlow, Kilkenny, South-Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford and is often referred to as The Sunny South-East. According to Met Eireann, the South-East of Ireland gets the most sunshine hence it's name! Scenic coasts, glorious gardens, vibrant villages and brilliant lighthouses are just some of the things you'll encounter in this beautiful region.

Discover Our Top 3 Gems!

1. Hook Head Lighthouse

Explore Hook Head Lighthouse in County Wexford, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. The lighthouse was purposely built 800 years ago to guide ships but today you can take a guided tour around the medieval tower. Climb it's 115 steps, hear the roar of the ocean in the salty sea air, admire the variety of wildlife, nature and sea life. On your way take the coastal drive and discover the beautiful Hook Peninsula! Here you can explore old forts and hidden coves nearby!

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2. Waterford Crystal

Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, boasting over 1,000 years of history and is world-renowned for Waterford Crystal. Since 1783, the factory has been crafting incredible crystal creations by its highly skilled host of craftsmen, glass blowers, cutters and engravers that still work in Waterford to this day. Very little has changed in this craft over centuries, take a factory tour and see the red hot molten crystal take place in front of your eyes!

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3. The Viking Triangle

The Viking Triangle includes the counties of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny. The Viking invasion began in the 8th Century, they sailed from Scandinavia in magnificent ships. They looted treasures from rich Irish monasteries, battled kings and forced Irish people into slavery. Did you know, their presence can still be seen to this day! Their legacy includes surnames such as MacAuliffe (Son of Olaf), place names including Waterford which derives from the Norse word meaning “windy fjord” and the formation of towns as in Viking towns, all roads lead to the water which can be seen in these counties.

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