Take a visit to Trim Castle on Ireland’s Ancient East

Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, was constructed over a thirty-year period in the twelfth century by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter, the Anglo- Norman rulers of Meath. The fortress includes a three storey keep and extensive external walls which extend into the centre of the historic town of Trim. The […]

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The Long Woman’s Grave – Ireland’s Ancient East

So the story goes, the Long Woman’s Grave, also known as the “The Cairn of Cauthleen”, is the grave of a Spanish noble woman who was tricked into marrying an Irishman from Omeath in County Louth. Lorcan O Hanlon was the youngest son of the “Cean” or Chieftain of Omeath. His father, upon his deathbed, […]

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Visit Benbulben on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic

Benbulben is known as County Sligo’s ‘Table Mountain’ and is part of the Dartry Mountains. Benbulben was formed as a result of the different responses to erosion of the limestone and shale of which the mountain is formed. A hard and resistant limestone forms the upper cliffs and precipices. Benbulben was formed during the Ice […]

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New Ireland’s Ancient East Signs Unveiled

Fáilte Ireland has unveiled newly updated Historic Town trail signs in the Ireland’s Ancient East region, helping to bring to life the history and stories of towns in Waterford and Wexford. The new signs are located in Ardmore and Lismore in Waterford, and New Ross and Enniscorthy in Wexford. These are the latest towns to […]

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Visit the Cliffs Of Moher – Clare

The iconic Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most visited natural attractions. Stretching for 8km along the Atlantic coast of Clare, the cliffs reach 214m at their highest point at Knockardakin. Midway along the cliffs you’ll find the environmentally friendly visitor centre set into the hillside. Here, you can also discover O’Brien’s Tower, a […]

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