Exploring Ireland's Ancient East by boat
Discovering Ireland’s Ancient East from the waterfront is like coming upon an unknown world. It opens up unexpected angles and unusual perspectives, bringing with them strange moments of newness that radically change our perception of a place. Glance at the medieval town of Carlingford, County Louth, from Carlingford Lough and see the lands that gave rise to a thousand legends.
Go wild on a Sea Safari in Cobh, County Cork, and say hello to the dolphins who accompany you on your tour. Then spare a moment to remember the many emigrants for whom this was a bittersweet last view of home.
Take a Viking Tour from Athlone, County Westmeath, and see the incredible rise of the Christian heritage site at Clonmacnoise, County Offaly, sitting in all its splendour along the riverbank. Or become captain of your own cruiser or canal boat, stopping off at towns and villages, safe in the knowledge that there is no commercial traffic allowed on Ireland’s inland waterways.