Ireland's Ancient East- Discover Cork
Ireland’s Ancient East – your own immersive journey of discovery of 5,000 years of Europe’s history. Starting in Cork, one of Europe’s great trading cities for over 1,000 years, this tour explores the rich diversity of Ireland’s Ancient East. Explore the pathways of Medieval Ireland, from Viking Waterford – Ireland’s oldest city – to the iconic Rock of Cashel, which looms dramatically above a rolling green landscape. This is where ancient Gaelic kings chose as their throne and which was later transformed into one of Ireland’s greatest monastic sites.
Villages along the way host festivals of food, culture and heritage throughout the year and are the jumping off points of tours of all kind - on foot or on horseback, by car, boat or barge. Let your imagination take flight amongst the walls of our castles and historic abbeys which await your discovery around every bend. You will leave not only refreshed but illuminated by these many ancient wonders and the stories of how they came to this rich land and how Irish life today has been shaped by their immensely powerful influence.
Cork is in a core area of Ireland’s Ancient East,
allowing you to discover 5000 years of European history in one geographically compact area. Here are some of the things we recommend you discover during your time in Cork:
For full detaisl on all there is to see vist https://www.irelandsancienteast.com or ask a member of our guest relations team who will be hpppy to assiat in planning your excursions.