Explore the South East of Ireland!
Wander the cobbled laneways of Kilkenny, Ireland’s Medieval Capital, trace 1000 years of history in the museums and historic monuments of the Viking Triangle in Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, or visit the bustling coastal town of Wexford, with its narrow streets and broad quayside, home of the internationally acclaimed Wexford Opera House and Festival.
Music, art, dance, theatre and crafts are at the heart of the region, with cities, towns and villages alive with festivals throughout the year. All this is topped off by its iconic main attractions, The Rock of Cashel, where the High Kings of Ireland sat and St. Patrick built his first church. The world acclaimed House of Waterford Crystal, where skill and precision meets beauty and elegance, Kilkenny Castle stamping the South East’s historic past and Hook Lighthouse, the worlds oldest operational lighthouse built by the Normans in the 12th century.
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Whether it's a stunning links courses over the sandy beaches and rocky terrain of the South East coastline, or old-world parkland fairways surrounded by rolling mountains and tranquil valleys, the Sunny South East of Ireland has it all. So it is little wonder as to why the Great Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus considered the green pastures of the South East, "just a beautiful place to build a golf course."
The value that can be gained is also why the popularity of golfing within the region is so prominent. For example, the 3-Day Golf Pass to play the outstanding courses of Mount Juliet, Waterford Castle and Faithlegg Golf Clubs, enjoyed by the likes of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson, for only €123, is a prime indicator of such value.
Why not join one of the many festivals taking place in South East of Ireland while playing golf. For example Leinster Fleadh Cheoil (traditional music festival) in Wexford in July, Kilkenny Arts Festival in August or Waterford Harvest Food Festival in September.
Steeped in heritage, Mount Juliet is one of Ireland's leading country estates located in County Kilkenny. Enjoy everything the estate has to offer including golf on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, treatments in the spa, river and lake fishing, woodland walks, bike rides through the estate, and much more.
Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club in Waterford is an 18th century mansion which has been beautifully restored to form the centre piece of a superb four star hotel and golf course. The Estate has also a range of self-catering holiday homes for small groups and families.
The unique Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Club is Ireland's only true island golf resort. Despite being completely surrounded by water Waterford Castle has an additional four internal water features on the second, third, fourth and sixteenth holes and we can even boast of having our own Swilken Bridge. The layout reveals attractive rolling fairways and subtle contoured greens, magnificently blended into the sensational setting of this Island Dream!