Embrace the culture of the East Coast of Ireland, where traditional life blends seamlessly into a contemporary world.
While many of the buzzing cities around the East Coast boast a distinctive bohemian flavor, there is still a strong sense of the traditional evident within these urban delights and in the tranquil rural villages that surround them. Traditional Irish music is enjoyed everywhere, from the infamous Johnnie Foxes in the Dublin Mountains to smaller village locals nestled in the pretty landscapes of Laois, Cavan, Kilkenny, Cork and Tipperary. CéilÍs (Irish dancing events) are also a strong part of cultural life and can be enjoyed as part of a feis (festival) or quick-footed enthusiasts can even take a couple of lessons to really experience the magic of this exciting dance.
Character and charm
The Irish are famed for their sense of humor, character and warmth and nowhere is this more evident than in the sunny counties of the East Coast. There are lots of family friendly amenities, from nature’s own golden stretches of coastline and the blissful landscapes of the inland counties to the plentiful indoor attractions that can keep the young ones happy for days. This welcoming atmosphere envelopes the Norman Town of Wexford, Viking Waterford and Carlingford Heritage Town, making them wonderfully pleasant places to linger. Quiet and a little off-the-beaten track, these magical towns are perfect for enjoying the authentic Irish spirit and honest Irish craic (good fun).
Heritage and horses!
There’s nothing the Irish enjoy more than a good festival and right throughout the summer, the East Coast is alive with exceptional events – and globetrotters from around the world are all eager to join in the fun! To explore the passion, elegance and style of the Irish right throughout the year, take some time out to visit unique attractions such as the Irish National Stud in Kildare, home to some of Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds, and its neighbors the Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra’s Garden; as well as the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford, which will take you on a fascinating journey of 9,000 years through Irish history.