Angela Scanlon Uncovers Ireland's Ancient East

Follow Angela Scanlon as she uncovers 5,000 years of history in Ireland's Ancient East...

In partnership with the Telegraph, TV and radio presenter Angela Scanlon, and her dad Phelim, set-off to uncover the myriad stories of Ireland’s Ancient East, a region filled with fascinating history and gorgeous landscapes. Follow along as they explore incredible stately homes, stunning gardens, lush green landscapes and historic lighthouses along the spectacular east coast of Ireland.

“It’s been brilliant exploring Ireland’s Ancient East with my dad. It is home to some great characters and beautiful landscapes.”

Angela Scanlon

Watch Angela’s Ireland’s Ancient East road-trip here:

On an amazing road-trip around Ireland, Angela Scanlon and her dad Phelim stopped-off in Ireland’s Ancient East to soak-in the incredible culture and history.

Their first stop was Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow, home to an incredible manor house with a fascinating story to tell, and 47 acres of stunning gardens, voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. Next-up was a visit to Country Cottage Stables, where Angela and Phelim took-off on horseback to explore the breath-taking views of the Wicklow Mountains, stopping to take it all in with Dalkey Island on one side and the awe-inspiring mountains on the other.

On to Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, Angela and Phelim started their tour with their first taste of the legendary Blaa, a delicious white-bread roll unique to Waterford, followed by a visit to the epic Hook Lighthouse to learn about its fascinating history. At 800 years of age, this is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world, boasting incredible views from the top over the Hook Peninsula.

Plan your own exploration of Ireland’s Ancient East to uncover even more fascinating stories, legendary history and the warm Irish welcome this region has to offer.


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