Tintern Abbery, County Wexford, captured on one of our Ireland Tours Tintern Abbery, County Wexford, captured on one of our Ireland Tours

South East Ireland Travel Guide Plan Your Visit to Ireland's South East

Hidden Gems of the Southeast

Things to do and days out from Waterford, Wexford & Kilkenny to Clonmel & Tipperary

The sunniest and driest region of Ireland, the South East is much-loved by all who visit it. Too often over-shadowed by the more well-trodden routes to the West, this charming corner of Ireland offers plenty to entertain groups of all sizes, ages and interests enjoying an Ireland tour. This page also includes information about Ireland's central regions - also well worth a visit.

Kilkenny City

Wexford Beack, County Wexford in Ireland's Sunny South East Wexford Beack, County Wexford in Ireland's Sunny South East

Activities, Attractions & Pursuits

Attractions Accommodation Festivals

Things to do in Ireland's South East Click a Section Below to Find out More

There is so much to see and do in South East Ireland - whether you're here to relax or out to explore, you will never be short of entertainment or distraction. The good weather of the region, especially in the summer months, and the most fertile land in Ireland allows for some fantastic outdoor pursuits. The nightlife of the region is also worth investigating, Waterford City is the most popular destination for partygoers but the smaller towns within Tipperary, Kilkenny and Wexford can really surprise you too. If you're on a tour of Ireland and find yourself in the South East you can be assured of a friendly welcome and a great stay.

Accommodation in The South East of Ireland


Bed & Breakfasts

  • Greese View House

    Country Kildare

    A relaxing setting with extensive grounds and fantastic views from the spacious conservatory. The perfect place to unwind.

  • (059) 862 4883
  • www.greeseviewhouse.com
  • Find on Google Maps
  • Woodstock Arms

    Country Kilkenny

    A comfortable and affordable family-run B&B and pub situated on the central square in the picturesque village of Inistioge, Kilkenny.

  • +353 (0)5 6775 8440
  • www.woodstockarms.ie
  • Find on Google Maps


Festivals in Ireland's South East Click a Section Below to Find out More

My Ireland Travel Guide

Barrels at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin City

Ireland's much-loved capital and the gateway to the Emerald Isle. A vibrant, modern and outward-facing city, most Ireland tours and vacations begin here. Read more...

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College
  • Temple Bar Quarter
  • The Book of Kells
  • Dublin Castle
About Dublin
Lighthouse in Hook Head

Wicklow & the East

This wild landscape of gorse and bracken is home to many of Ireland's most significant archaeological finds, as well its grandest estates. Read more...

  • Powerscourt Estate
  • Glendalough Settlement
  • Brú na Bóinne
  • Battle of The Boyne
  • National Stud
About the East
The Cliffs of Moher

Galway & the West

Pack walking boots, a camera and a sense of adventure as you head west for Galway, County Clare and the Wild Atalantic Way. Heritage, tradition and Read more...

  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Clonmacnoise Settlement
  • Clare Music Sessions
  • The Burren Landscape
About the West
Kilkenny Castle by the riverside

Kilkenny & South-East

The sunny South East. Ireland's warmest and driest region is also one of its most popular destinations with tourists and locals alike. Read more...

  • The Rock of Cashel
  • Waterford Crystal
  • Lismore Castle
  • Tintern Abbey
  • St Canice's Cathedral
The South East
Sheep in Kerry, Ireland

Cork and Kerry

Wind-swept, welcoming and rugged, Ireland South West typifies what visitors expect Ireland to look like – vibrant, vivid and verdant. Read more...

  • Cork English Market
  • Blarney Castle
  • The Ring of Kerry
  • Killarney Nat. Park
  • Skellig Michael
The South West
Trad Session in Donegal, Ireland

Donegal and Sligo

Less well-trodden than Dublin, Belfast or Killarney, this picturesque region invites you to get outdoors. Don't forget your camera! Read more...

  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Lakes and Loughs
  • Maghera Beach
  • Errigal Mountain
  • Glencolmcille Village
The North West
The Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland

Belfast & The North

In peace, Belfast and the North have staked their rightful claim as some of the Island of Ireland's most iconic and cultural regions. Read more...

  • The City of Belfast
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Carrick-a-Rede
  • The City of Derry
Northern Ireland
Solo traveller admiring the coastal view in Ireland

Ireland Solo Travel

Whether you're looking to meet new people or just yearning get away from it all, Ireland is a great place to travel independently. Read more...

  • Experience the Culture
  • Find Your Inner Peace
  • Discover New Paths
  • Start a Course
  • Experience the Nightlife
Northern Ireland

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