We have it all here in Gorey, North Wexford and Wexford and The Ashdown Park Hotel is the perfect base for exploring all that Ireland’s Ancient East has to offer. An area rich in , archaeological and historical interest its exciting to walk, explore, eat, make as our ancestors once did.
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.
Indulge yourself on a Food Tour and discover why Wexford is the Pantry of Ireland with a farm visit and butchery masterclass or our salty, malty & sweet Friday tour or why not try your hand at some ancient crafts from Blacksmith iron making to whiskey tasting we have it all! The ultimate in Heritage Tours and experiences.
Discover the Ireland your ancestors left behind on this deeply personal tour and of course explore the Wexford Wish list, don’t leave the county without visiting these!
The Ashdown Park has partnered with Gallavanting Tours as we are the ideal hotel for you to explore the ancient jewels surrounding the area and we have a number of packages to suit your stay including our own Create Your Own Ancient Adventure