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 have the signage installed following Leighlinbridge (Co. Carlow), Athy (Co. Kildare), Carrickmacross (Co. Monaghan), and Wexford town, where the signs were unveiled earlier this year.

Working with local authorities and historians, Fáilte Ireland has uncovered interesting and lesser known stories from each area’s history, with content being displayed through wayfinding, interpretation, photography, maps and other signage across each town.

The Historic Towns initiative is designed to encourage visitors to stay longer and explore the wider region. A further six towns across the Ireland’s Ancient East region will have signage installed and updated over the coming months.

Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Ireland’s Ancient East, Jenny De Saulles, said: “There is a growing tourism trend around the world for exploring local areas and uncovering their unique stories. That’s why at Fáilte Ireland we’ve worked closely with local historians to bring to life the hidden history of each town.

“The Historic Towns initiative will help to further boost visitors numbers, encourage tourists to explore different parts of Ireland’s Ancient East and stay in the region for longer, helping to drive revenue for local businesses.”

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