Entry Points: Dublin Airport, Cork Airport, Waterford Airport, Rosslare Port, Dublin Port, Dun Laoghaire Port

The South East region is known in Ireland as the “Sunny South East” because of its benign climate. Other attractions include ancient castles and monuments, sandy beaches, stunning scenery, quiet villages, vibrant resorts and lively towns and cities.

Some things to do and see

  • Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary: the traditional seat of the kings of Munster
  • Cahir Castle: one of Ireland’s largest and best preserved castles
  • Waterford Crystal Visitors Centre: home of the legendary crystal
  • Ancestral home of John F Kennedy: discover the roots of the late US president
  • St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny: dates from 13th century and is beautifully preserved
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship: an experience you will never forget
  • Brú Ború Cultural Centre, Cashel: a national cultural centre celebrating Irish music, song, dance, theatre and Celtic studies
  • Johnstown Castle Gardens, County Wexford: a fairytale setting
  • Reginalds Tower, Waterford: a restored, imposing defence tower
  • Altamont House and Gardens, Carlow: one of the loveliest in Ireland
  • Kilkenny Castle and Gardens: a 12th-century castle remodelled in Victorian times
  • Holy Cross Abbey, Thurles, which was founded in 1168
  • Duncannon Fort, Waterford: a stunning castle dating from 1588
  • Curraghmore House, Waterford: a magnificent building and gardens dating from 1170
  • Hook Lighthouse Visitors Centre: the oldest working lighthouse in Northern Europe
  • The beaches at Tramore and Ireland’s South East