Ancient East

Where it all begins is….. right here surrounded by lush green landscape. Over 5,000 years of history lie buried within the verdant meadows, bustling towns and rugged stone monuments of Ireland’s Ancient East. Each landmark has its stories to tell, as indeed do the locals, who delight in telling tales that are rich in famous battles and magic rituals.

Ireland’s Ancient East covers the area outside of Dublin and east of the River Shannon, extending south to Cork City, including North and South Wexford.

Explore the Stories and discover themes like Castles & Conquests, Vikings, Sacred Ireland and High Kings & Heroes, all of which you can experience in Ireland’s Ancient East. Uncover the Highlights, the places and attractions you don’t want to miss.

We have it all here in Gorey, North Wexford and Wexford. The Ashdown Park is an ideal hotel for you to explore the ancient jewels surrounding the area and we have three packages to suit your stay.