Discover Ireland’s East and Midlands

The city of Dublin and the commuter belt of the capital are popular visitor hotspots and an ideal starting point for exploring the East. North of the metropolis are the Hill of Tara, the Boyne Valley with the over 5,000-year-old tombs Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth or the Cooley Peninsula with the medieval city of Carlingford of major attractions. 

The Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin are home to the Glendalough Monastery and Powerscourt Gardens, two of Ireland’s most visited attractions. The counties Wexford and Waterford further south were influenced by the Vikings and later the Normans. The south-east of Ireland is the sunniest region of the Emerald Isle.

The heartland of Ireland, the so-called midlands, is not as touristic as the coastal regions. But even here there are many highlights to discover such as the Rock of Cashel, Clonmacnoise on the banks of the Shannon, the extensive Norman fortress Trim Castle or the Hill of Uisneach, which was considered the centre of the island in Ireland’s mythology.

Trim Castle

Trim Castle

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey

Reginald’s Tower

Reginald's Tower, Waterford

Mellifont Abbey

Mellifont Abbey

Newgrange

Newgrange

Monasterboice

Murdoch’s Cross Monasterboice

Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

Hill of Slane

Hill of Slane

Glendalough

Glendalough

Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle

Clonmacnoise

Clonmacnoise

Ardmore Round Tower

Ardmore Round Tower

Dromiskin Monastery

Baily Lighthouse

Bailey Lighthouse Howth

Coliemore Harbour

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse Dublin

Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle

Proleek Dolmen

Proleek Dolmen

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains

Ferns Cathedral

Ferns Cathedral