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South East Ireland

South East Ireland


The South East consists of the five counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. Fondly referred to by the 'Irish' as the 'Sunny South East', the region is famous for its vibrant towns, rural getaways and coastal villages and resorts.

The landscape of the South East comprises a mix of rolling hills, woodlands and farmlands, picturesque river valleys of the Blackwater, Barrow, Nore, Suir and Slaney, and a craggy coastline adorned by a necklace of quaint fishing villages and coastal resorts.

Early visitors, invaders, and raiders, merchants and traders helped create many structures, distinguishing marks and locations. Visitors from overseas are attracted by the richness and variety of heritage sites in the South East.

Kilkenny Castle and the Rock of Cashel are among the most visited sites. Likewise the Irish National Heritage Park and the Dunbrody Heritage Ship in Co Wexford draw a huge number of visitors.

Craft and culture enthusiasts flock to the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre to marvel as they view master cutters create the world famous glassware, and those with more time on their hands based themselves in the region while enjoying all the region has to offer.

More information?
South East Regional Tourism Authority
41 The Quay
Waterford City
Co. Waterford
Tel: +353 (0)51 875 823
Fax: +353 (0)51 876 720

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