South East Ireland
The Forever Happening South East of Ireland comprises the five counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. It is often called the hidden treasure of Ireland, with an evocative patchwork of fertile valleys and plains contrasted by extended beaches and rugged coastlines. Down through the centuries the Celts, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans have landed and passed through these valleys, leaving behind a landscape rich in history.
Countless castles, abbeys, fortresses and ancient settlements remain to mark their passage - Large rivers criss-cross the area, meandering under old stone bridges, around magical mountains, through picturesque villages and past neatly thatched cottages before finally entering the sea at scenic and peaceful seaside towns.
The region not only boasts old favourites such as Waterford Crystal, Kilkenny Castle and Rock of Cashel, but also the Dunbrody Emigration Centre, Irish National Heritage Park, Kilkenny’s Medieval Miles and Waterford’s Viking Triangles.
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B&B Ireland has over forty years experience in the promotion of bed and breakfast properties in Ireland. We believe in our product and are proud to represent over nine hundred B&Bs throughout Ireland in urban, coastal, farm and countryside locations. Guests will enjoy comfortable surroundings, wonderful hearty home-cooked breakfasts and the opportunity to see inside an Irish home and meet the locals – your hosts.
The Welcome – guests staying in all our homes are greeted by their host on arrival. They are offered hospitality in the form of a cup of tea or coffee and home-baking. Their host will take time to enquire about their trip and offer tips, advice and assistance with their plans during their stay.
A B&B stay allows you to connect with the real Irish people and experience Irish family life.
The National Trust
The National Trust offers visitors the opportunity to explore and enjoy some of the most amazing gardens, historic houses, industrial heritage sites and open spaces across Northern Ireland.
There is something to suit all interests and ages, from Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway with its new state of the art visitor centre, to historic mansions such as Castle Coole, one of the finest neo-classical houses in Ireland. For those who love to be inspired by colour, designs and floral scents then the National Trust gardens are certainly worth a visit!
Two gardens not to be missed are Mount Stewart House and Gardens, which was created by Edith, Lady Londonderry in the 1920’s and is recognised as one of the finest gardens in Europe and Rowallane Garden, a 52 acre garden which is renowned for its amazing collection of Rhododendron and unique range of planting.
Trevor Edwards Celebrity Gardener
Celebrity gardener Trevor Edwards is a recognised authority on the creation of integrated garden designs to include tree and shrub boarders, driveways, patios, and ponds to mention a few.
Trevor has been privileged to have been commissioned to design & manage many interesting and varied private and commercial Garden projects. In April 2002 he was engaged as designer and project manager for contract in England’s beautiful Lake District. Over a period of 6 years he has worked to restore the grounds of a 35acre historic demesne in County Down dating back to 1760.