Southeast IrelandSoutheast Ireland is a region of Ireland with historic cities, great landscapes and beautiful beaches. It's known as the Sunny Southeast because it gets the best weather in Ireland, traditionally being the only area where wheat can reliably grown - although global climate change may alter that, especially if the North Atlantic conveyor current stops or reverses.
Noted for its nature, culture, vibrant nightlife and modern amenities, a pleasant place to visit, where history and contemporary life sit side by side.
A county famous for its hurling team, and attractive medieval capital, Kilkenny.
The home of Waterford crystal and known for its beautiful beaches.
Ireland's caravan and camping capital – the county is covered in caravans along the long sandy beaches that benefit from the warm and sunny climate.
- (Port Láirge) – Ireland's oldest city. Waterford is a popular visit for those who want to learn more about the most ancient history of Ireland. Many festivals take place throughout the year including Spraoi. The food is good and the Granary Museum is the best for ancient Irish history in the country. Don't forget to try a blaa before you leave. (A floury bread bun peculiar to this area of Ireland)
- (Ceatharlach) – an attractive city that blends history and modern attractions
- (Cill Chainnigh) – attractive medieval town, known as the Marble City - home to the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, held annually in early June
- (Loch Garman) – Town and county in the "Sunny South-East"
The Heritage Sites in the south east are:
Dunmore Cavesphone: +353 56 776-7726address: Dunmore, Co. KilkennyThe show cave is incredibly well developed and is a wonder to walk around.
Jerpoint Abbeyphone: +353 56 772-4623address: Thomastown, Co. KilkennyBuilt in the 12th Century. It is Ireland's finest Cistercian monastic ruin with a magnificently sculptured cloister arcade. Includes visitor and exhibition centre
phone: +353 56 770-4100address: The Parade, KilkennyThis stunning Norman Castle, which is the dominant feature in the city, is its principal attraction. Its huge forested gardens are beautiful to walk during the day.
St. Mary's Churchphone: +353 56 772-6894address: Gowran, Co. KilkennyA 13th century church.
The John F Kennedy Arboretum
The Wexford Wildflower Reserve