Although it is home to some very fine courses, including Rosslare and Mount Juliet, it is true to say that few golf tourists would choose to spend the full duration of their golfing holiday in Ireland's South East. With a much higher concentration of world-class courses available in Kerry, Donegal and around Dublin, golf in the South East tends to be enjoyed by those who are already nearby, or those who are arriving by ferry to Rosslare port. Nevertheless, for those who make the trip, there is some very enjoyable golf to be had in Ireland's sunniest and driest region.
Set against a backdrop of undulating Kilkenny green, this Nicklaus-designed parkland course enjoys one of the most incredible settings you will experience in all of Irish golf. Peppered with picturesque, challenging holes which frequently tip their cap to the course architect, Mount Juliet is celebrated as "the Augusta of Ireland". For many, this is understandably a huge draw. But for one-off visitors seeking something quintessentially "Irish", this might not be the most obvious choice on the east coast.
If you're travelling from Europe by ferry, Rosslare will be the first major golf course you encounter on your journey through Ireland and it is well worth a stop. Less challenging than some of the household-name links courses on the east coast, Rosslare will give you chance to settle into your tour of Ireland. The trickiest moments in your round are likely to include the par-3 fourteenth hole which is fortified by an unforgiving bunker in front and the strand off the back.
Adare is a small town in Co. Limerick, known for its quaint and colourful thatched cottages. Adare is considered to be one of Ireland's most beautiful towns so stop and take in the view. Don't forget your camera today - the perfect chance to capture the essence of old Ireland.
Explore Adare Village along the Wild Atlantic Way
Originally built in 1823, Blarney Woollen Mills was mainly used for the spinning and weaving of wool. After it closed in 1973, it reopened in 1975 — as an Irish heritage shop.
The Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre commemorates the last pitched battle fought on British soil, in April 1746. Learn more about the Jacobite intent to overthrow the House of Hanover and return the House of Stuart to the British throne.
About Highland Folk Museum is a museum and open-air attraction located in the Scottish Highlands. It is designed to showcase the domestic and working lives of the early highland people.
Located close to the Killarney National Park, Moriarty's is an Authentic Irish Gift Store and Restaurant. Hand crafted Irish jewellery, Waterford Crystal and classic and modern tweed fashions and furnishings are all on offer at the gift store. The restaurant is an 85 seater offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Located on the shores of Belfast Lough in County Antrim, Carrickfergus Castle is a Norman castle dating back to 1177. First used as a headquarters for John de Courcy after he took control of eastern Ulster, where he ruled as a petty king until 1204. Over the years, the castle was Besieged by the native Irish, the Scottish, the English and the French. Today it stands as one of the best preserved structures from the medieval era in Northern Ireland.
Located within Glenveagh National Park, Glenveagh Castle was built by Captain John George Adair between 1870 and 1873. Having made his fortune through land speculation in America, Adair return to Ireland and began large amounts of land in County Donegal. The castle was built in the Scottish Baronial style and is surrounded by a garden and commands stunning views of the nearby mountains, lakes, woodlands and valleys.