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Visit Ireland’s Ancient East THIS IS 5,000 YEARS OF HISTORY. THIS IS IRELAND’S ANCIENT EAST.

In these lush green lands, tales of feuding dynasties hide behind crumbling Gothic architecture; ghostly tombs predate the pyramids; and knights, kings, monks and Vikings loom large in incredible stories. The tracks, trails, and most importantly tales of Ireland’s Ancient East are prevalent at every turn in historic County Wexford.

This most southeasterly corner of Ireland boasts history like no other part of the country. The entry point for Ireland’s first settlers is teeming with riches and treasures waiting to be explored. It is thought that the arrival of the first humans to Ireland was to County Wexford in the Mesolithic period between 5000 BC – 3000 BC.

Age-old Portal Tombs, known as ‘Dolmens’ can be found across the county along with many artefacts from the later Bronze Age. Irish Heritage runs deep in Wexford; exploring this Cornerstone of Ireland’s Ancient East and journeying through the unspoiled landscape, hearing first-hand stories that built Ireland is a must.

Stay with us here at the 4 star Riverside Park Hotel whilst exploring Ireland’s Ancient East, unwind after a day exploring in our leisure facilities including sauna, steam room, gym and children’s pool. Dine in our Alamo Steakhouse and enjoy a drink in our Prom Bar overlooking the beautiful River Slaney.

Enjoy 5,000 years of history, explore Ireland’s Ancient East.

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Ancient East Map

From ancient highkings to modern-day poets, saints and scholars to ramblers and fishermen, check out Ireland's Ancient East legendary tales

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Points of interest

Discover the best attractions County has to offer Wexford including Johnstown Castle and The Dunbrody Famine Ship

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Day Trips

Check out our suggested day trips for you and your family while you are visiting the suny south-east

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