At first sight, lush landscapes and idyllic towns, framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea, carpet Ireland’s Ancient East. But this land is also full of secrets. Just ask the locals and the stories will spring to life.

And the secrets are everywhere. Every cairn has a story, every castle turret has a tale, every hill may hide heroic sagas. Ask the people you meet and you will hear them tell of the legends, triumph and sometimes tragedy, that whirl around its round towers, opulent mansions and prehistoric monuments.

And when, of course, you’ve introduced yourself properly, you’ll have stories of your own – of the people you’ve met, of the craic you’ve had and of the memories you’ll cherish forever.

Brimming with centuries of stories, Ireland’s Ancient East certainly celebrates its historic side. But that doesn’t mean the people across these lands don’t know how to have fun. Explore everything Ireland’s Ancient East has to offer during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and bring old and new together for an explosion of culture.


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