Ireland's "Sunny South East" offers more than just the Island's fairest weather. The region is also home to some of Ireland's most impressive religious destinations, ancient and modern. So, whether you're attracted to the stone work and stained glass of its churches or the silent sanctity of its ancient monastic settlements, you'll be spoilt for choice in Ireland's South East.
On this page, we've detailed just a few of the very best religious destinations to be found in Ireland's fair South East.
Found in Ahenny, County Tipperary, these 2 ringed high crosses are said to be the earliest of their kind. Originating from the Ossory group they found on the monastic site of Kilclispeen. They are a stone design of their wooden predecessors.
Erected circa 600 AD, the Killamery High Cross stands on the grounds of what was a monastery founded by St Gobhan, a a disciple of Saint Fursey. The cross belongs to the Ossory group of crosses. Up until recently the locals of Killamery used to touch the cross in the hope of curing their headaches.
Ardmore is said to be the first Christian settlement in Ireland. From 350 to 450 AD the area was Christianised by Saint Declan, just before the arrival of Ireland's patron Saint, Patrick.