The South East which consists of the five counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. Fondly referred to as the ‘Sunny South East’, the region is famous for its vibrant towns, rural getaways and coastal villages and resorts. The South East enjoys milder weather than elsewhere on the island. But on its own, that’s not reason alone to visit. The weather is important – very important – but it’s just one element of a much bigger and more attractive package in the South East.

Starting your tour in wonderful Wexford, indulge and relax at Dunbrody House, tv chef owned and renowned for its fabulous food. Experience the Irish Heritage Park and a trip on board the Irish Famine Ship, a step back in time. Brush up on your cookery skills with a course with Kevin Dundon himself and while the evening away at the National Opera House. Ferry out to Great Saltee Island to see our beautiful Irish Puffins and raw unspoiled coast.

Moving along the coast its a stop in Dungarvan in Co. Waterford and lunch at the acclaimed Tannery Restaurant before a tour and tasting at the world famous Jameson Distillery in Midleton. Arrive at Cork’s 5 star Hayfield Manor just in time for a pre dinner drink. Kiss the Blarney Stone and shop all things Ireland in Blarney Mills, enjoy a walk around their 5 beautifully landscaped gardens. A trip to Cork wouldn’t be complete without a hot whiskey or Port at The Mutton Lane pub before dinner at the hotel.

Wake up refreshed for today’s trip to beautiful coastal Kinsale, the foodie capital of Ireland. A food tour and lunch is on the days agenda before a trip to the wonderous Charles Fort before moving inland to Cashel in Co. Tipperary.

Home to the Rock of Cashel, this beautiful little town has lots to offer. A tour of the rock, followed by lunch at Mickey Ryans before an afternoon spent at the Glen of Aherlow. Gourmet offerings at Chez Hans await you that evening before retiring to your hotel for the night. The final day of your tour will be spent in picturesque Killaloe, exploring by car and boat. A trip around Lough Derg, lunch in Larkins and a Guinness at Paddy’s Bar to finish the day.

 

Highlights

  • 7 nights in luxury house hotels: Wexford, Cork and Tipperary.
  • Private guided transport in luxury vehicles
  • Experience the sunny south east counties and all they have to offer.
  • Gourmet restaurants and food experiences.
  • Coastal sites and attractions.
  • Heritage and history attractions.
  • Cities and small towns
  • Suggested accommodation: Dunbrody House, Wexford. Hayfield Manor, Cork and Cashel Palace, Tipperary.
  • Additional inspiration: Cookery courses and classes at Dunbrody House, classic Irish crafts and product shopping at Blarney Mills. Irish Whiskey tasting.
  • Airport: Dublin
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Accommodation

Dunbrody House

Dunbrody House

Dunbrody House

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

Cashel Palace

Dunbrody House

Luxury Boutique Hotel

Dunbrody Country House Hotel Ireland – a luxury boutique hotel in Co. Wexford. Located on the dramatic Hook Peninsula on Ireland’s south coast, Dunbrody House is owned and operated by husband and wife team Kevin & Catherine Dundon. This luxury hotel in Ireland reflects their joint passion for excellence in all areas – fine food and a friendly, relaxed service combined with luxury accommodation all within the centuries-old walls of this beautiful Georgian property.

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Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

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Hayfield Manor Hotel is Cork City’s only five-star Hotel located in the leafy and tranquil University Region. The hotel is positioned in mature gardens with fine oak trees, a private garden, and an aviary. The hotel has a wonderful fine dining restaurant which we highly recommend as well as a newer bistro-style venue for more informal dining options. Hayfield Manor is celebrated for Corks most spacious and luxurious rooms ranging from Manor House to Executive Suites. There is also a swimming pool and spa for those who wish to really relax and unwind after a day’s touring. The city centre is a ten minutes walk through the university quarter and along the banks of the River Lee. Visit Website.

Cashel Palace

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At the foot of a hill — in the shadow of Ireland’s most iconic medieval site, the Rock of Cashel — stands another architectural masterpiece, Cashel Palace. Built in 1728 by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, the architect who designed the Parliament House in Dublin, this red brick manor was once the residence of Ireland’s archbishops. It is a brilliant blend of classicism and sophistication, with a façade that hides behind its symmetrical layout a world of surprises: a majestic colonnaded hall, walls covered in detailed wood panelling, staircases with handrails carved in the shape of candy canes, and rooms that seem to have been taken from a fairy tale. With its English-style gardens, comfortable sofas warmed by the cosy fire of the bar, and a spa bathed in light, Cashel Palace takes its guests on a magical journey. It is an idyllic refuge where you can recharge your batteries before plunging into the area’s Celtic history or wandering through the enchanting moorland.

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Experiences

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Irish Famine Ship

As you arrive into the exhibition, they establish an illusion that you are an emigrant passenger by creating a theatre set with audio of voices from the past and a seamless interaction with live interpreters.
Our exhibition is divided into three parts:
Departure, Voyage and New World.

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National Opera House

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Irish Heritage Park

Evidence of Ireland’s unique and distinctive history is all around us, in the many monument sites and features to be seen across the island. But where can you go to see how people lived? What if you could compare a Stone Age settlement with a Viking Settlement and see how they differed and what they had in common? That was the idea behind The Irish National Heritage Park.

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Midleton Distillery

At Jameson Distillery Midleton you’ll come face to face with the largest pot still in the world, see the new micro distillery in action, experience the live maturation warehouse and taste whiskeys along the way. You’ll even get the chance to make new friends at the bar. Private tours and tastings can be arranged.

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Blarney Castle

Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures.

Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Kiss it and you’ll never again be…

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Charles Fort

Charles Fort played a role in some of Ireland’s largest battles, including the Williamite War of 1689 and the Irish Civil War of 1922. Overlooking the Old Head of Kinsale, the fort also offers unbeatable views of the village.

Declared a National Monument in 1973, this is a popular place for day visitors from Cork, especially during summer. Head out early to avoid long queues. Also, wear comfy walking shoes and be careful – the terrain here can be a bit uneven and there are 20 acres to explore.

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The Rock of Cashel

Set on a dramatic outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale, the Rock of Cashel, iconic in its historic significance, possesses the most impressive cluster of medieval buildings in Ireland. Among the monuments to be found there is a round tower, a high cross, a Romanesque chapel, a Gothic cathedral, an abbey, the Hall of the Vicars Choral and a fifteenth-century Tower House.

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Lough Derg Boat Tour

Lough Derg Boat Tours are based in Dromineer on the shore of Lough Derg and offer private and scheduled boat tours of this beautiful lake. Lough Derg is one of three lakes on the River Shannon which is the largest river in Ireland and stretches for over 200km. The lake is over 45 km in length and 8km wide in parts with Portumna at one end and Killaloe at the other. There are many other Towns and Villages surrounding the lake to explore. The lake is bounded by Counties Tipperary, Clare and Galway. Our tours are conducted by experts who have a deep knowledge and love for Lough Derg and all it has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the many wonders and history of this great location.

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Kinsale Food Tour

This tour takes in much of Kinsale by food while visiting a selection of local eateries. The beautiful medieval coastal town has much to offer in terms of scenery as well as being know as Ireland’s foodie capital.