Ireland’s Ancient East

The Ireland’s Ancient East site tells us to learn the stories of ancient high kings, modern day poets, saints, scholars, ramblers and fisherman.

Start your own story travelling on the Carlingford Lough Ferry between Greencastle in the Mournes and Greenore in Cooley Mountains.

Run free or relax on Port Beach located a few short miles north of the fishing village of Clogherhead in County Louth. It is a remote rural beach with wide sandy shores or enjoy the bustle of Castlebellingham Farmers Market.

Explore the great prehistoric tombs at Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange) and the site of the infamous Battle of the Boyne. Looking out from the Hill of Tara, share the view with the ancient High Kings of Ireland, or be mesmerised by the detail of the Celtic Crosses at Kells.


Climb high in Wicklow Mountain National Park or wander through the early Christian site of Glendalough and Knockabbey Castle & Gardens.

Travel along the coast to Fairyhouse Wine & Food School or discover Tipperary isn’t such a long way inland to enjoy the historical town and the stunning Glen of Aherlow which stretches south from Tipperary through unspoilt countryside and some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable.

Head further south to Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city and the Viking Triangle, Waterford Viking Triangle is Waterford’s Cultural and Heritage quarter. A tranquil place, characterised by narrow streets, atmospheric public spaces and an array of cultural & heritage attractions.


If you do make it as far as Waterford be sure to continue the journey on our sister ferry across the River Suir at Passage East.

Ireland’s Ancient East – imagination is all you need.