Have you heard of Ireland's Ancient East?  If you haven't yet, you will. As Ireland's latest tourism initiative, this gorgeous region will soon be talked about as often as the Wild Atlantic Way.  Read on for the top 3 things you need to know about the Ancient East.

1 - It’s the latest tourism initiative

If you’ve been looking into travel to Ireland at all recently, you’ve likely heard about the Wild Atlantic Way. Fáilte Ireland began the WAW initiative a few years ago, it’s the world’s largest coastal touring route, and so far it has been a great success.  Ireland’s Ancient East is their next large initiative, beginning in 2015.  Soon you’ll hear about it just as often as Wild Atlantic Way, if you haven’t already.

2 - It’s made up of 3 regions

The Land of 5,000 Dawns, The Historic Heartlands and The Celtic Coast.  You can check out a map here

3 -  What will I find there?

History. 5,000 years of it, spread over lush landscapes where you will discover the magic of this area through the stories of it’s people. Need a visual? Check out this video

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