The South East of Ireland consists of five counties – Waterford, Kilkenny, Wexford, Carlow, Tipperary – and is referred to as the “Sunny South East“.
The region is famous for its awe-inspiring locations, vibrant towns, coastal resorts, and picturesque villages. Throughout the centuries, the Celts, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, and Normans have passed through these valleys, and along the coastline, leaving behind a landscape rich in historical remains. Countless castles, abbeys, fortresses, and ancient settlements remain to mark their passage. The five major river systems – the Blackwater, the Slaney, and the Suir, Nore and Barrow – criss-cross the South East and meander under old stone bridges, around magical mountains, through picturesque villages, and past neatly thatched cottages, before finally entering the sea at scenic, peaceful seaside towns.
For further information please visit South East Ireland Tourism