Ancient East

Take a step back in time and discover Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East is located in the eastern counties of Ireland and encompases Westmeath and Offaly – just a short trip from Dún na Sí.

Dún na Sí is one of the featured attractions of Ireland’s Ancient East, an exciting region with plenty of historical twists and turns! Ireland’s Ancient East covers the area outside of Dublin and east of the River Shannon, extending from Carlingford to Cavan and south to Cork City, including East County Cork and East County Limerick. From Viking invaders and Norman knights to high kings, monks and fleeing emigrants; visit places that boast of great legends, strange tales and mighty battles. With experiences to entertain and delight the whole family,you can join the Ancient East adventure at Dún na Sí, where we explore Irish traditions through the ages, and share the legends and folklore of our past!

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Activities & Attractions

Learn more about the activities and attractions along Ireland’s Ancient East by visiting the website

Our Local Area

Looking to stay longer?

With so much to see and do in Ireland’s Ancient East why not extend your trip, and stay in one of the many hotels, guesthouses, or B&Bs in the area.

Where to eat and drink?

You’ll find plenty of foodie delights in Ireland’s Ancient. Check out our list of recommended places for your visit!