Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland
Ballynahinch Castle, where you can stay on our castle tours of Ireland The sun setting over the Irish coast Irish locals fishing on the lake at Kylemore Abbey Glendalough, monastic site visited on some of our Ireland tours Traditional Irish music performed for visitors on a Tour of Ireland Sheep grazing on the Irish coastal clifftops

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

Hotels in The South East of Ireland

The Mall, Co. Waterford

Tower Hotel, Waterford City, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Tower Hotel

Located on a beutiful river side location in the idyllic and historic city of Waterford. Perfect for meetings and events.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Ideal for Families
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Campile, Co. Wexford

Kilmokea Country House, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Kilmokea Country House

A beautiful Country House and Garden based in the idyllic, sunny South East. The stunning garden is open year round and is a must see.

  • Great Location
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Luxurious Setting
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New Ross, Co. Wexford

The Mill Times Hotel in Westport Ireland

Brandon House Hotel

The Four Star Brandon House Hotel and Solas Croí Eco Spa is a Country Manor House conveniently situated on the N25 in historical New Ross.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Great Location
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Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Cashel Palace, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Cashel Palace

An elegantly appointed four-star hotel, ideally located for visitors to the Rock of Cashel. Choose from rooms, deluxe rooms or suites.

  • Luxurious Setting
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Great Location
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Waterford, Co. Waterford

Granville Hotel, Waterford, Ireland

Granville Hotel

The Granville Hotel Waterford overlooks the waterfront & marina in the heart of Waterford City's business & shopping centre.

  • Great Location
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Ideal for Shopping
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Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny, Ireland

Pembroke Hotel

Four-star hotel situated on Patrick Street, Kilkenny's most exclusive area right in the centre of a city rich with medieval heritage.

  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Great Location
  • Ideal for Families
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B&Bs and Guesthouses in The South East of Ireland

Cappoquin, Co.Waterford

Dromana House, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford, Ireland

Dromana House

Set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river Blackwater Dromana House is surrounded by 600 acre privately owned estate.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
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Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Kilcannon House, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Kilcannon House

A relaxing stay in a traditional Irish B&B, nestled in the wonderful West Waterford countryside, surrounded by rolling hills.

  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Great Location
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

Rosquil House B and B, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Rosquil House B&B

Phil & Rhoda Nolan welcome you to Rosquil House, a guesthouse offering the ambience of a hotel with the best traditions of Irish hospitality.

  • Great Location
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Longford, Co. Longford

Augherea Guest House

Augherea Guest House

A period residence and coach house just 1km from Longford Town, Augherea was built in 1775 and retains many of its original features.

  • Leisure Breaks
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Great Location
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Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Ashley Park House, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Ashley Park House

An 18th century country house offering the accommodation on the grandest scale and in a setting of unmatched tranquility and peace.

  • Leisure Breaks
  • Luxurious Setting
  • Great Location
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Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford

Forest, Ireland

Dawn House B&B

Enjoy a warm welcome at Dawn House in rural County Waterford with amazing scenery, beautiful green fields and forests.

  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Ideal for Families
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Ardmore, Co. Waterford

Duncrone B&B, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Duncrone B&B

Spacious grounds make Duncrone especially family friendly, and the breathtaking views will make you want to stay forever.

  • Great Location
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Moone, Co. Kildare

Greese View House,Moone, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Greese View House

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

  • Ideal for Families
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
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Arthurstown, Co. Wexford

Marsh Mere Lodge, Ireland

Marsh Mere Lodge

Enjoy good food, stunning views while sampling the local cuisine and authentic Irish hospitality. Beside Dunbrody Country House.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Great Food & Drink
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Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

Newlands House, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Newlands House

Newlands Country House offers true luxury in the charming Kilkenny countryside, just a short distance from the bustle of Kilkenny city.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Leisure Breaks
  • Great Location
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Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny

Springview Farm House, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Springview Farm House

A traditional Irish farm house to take you even closer to the authentic Irish experience. A charming 18th-century residence on a working farm.

  • Ideal for Families
  • Great Location
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Gorey, Co. Wexford

Woodlands House, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Woodlands House

At Woodland Country House, relax in comfortable old-world charm in an idyllic Wexford setting. Well located for Gorey & Courtown Harbour.

  • Leisure Breaks
  • Ideal for Families
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
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Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford

The Mill Times Hotel in Westport Ireland

Rivervalley Farmhouse

Traditional Irish hospitality in a beautiful rural area of Wexford, 30 minutes from Rosslare and just two hours from Dublin.

  • Leisure Breaks
  • Ideal for Families
  • Great Location
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Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

Bridge across from Woodstock Arms, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Woodstock Arms

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

  • Budget Friendly
  • Ideal for Families
  • Great Food & Drink
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Annagh, Co. Longford

Inny Bay, Annagh, Co. Longford, Ireland

Inny Bay

A Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering accommodation located on the peaceful shores of Lough Ree, just 20 minute drive from Athlone.

  • Budget Friendly
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Great Location
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Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

The Dining Room in Killurin Lodge, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Killurin Lodge

A four star, family run B & B offering a hearty Irish Welcome in a modern, comfortable setting. Wexford town is only a 5 minute drive.

  • Great Location
  • Ideal for Short Breaks
  • Leisure Breaks
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Hostels in The South East of Ireland

Clonmel, Co. Waterford

Ballymacarbry Hostel, Waterford, Ireland

Ballymacarbry Hostel

A welcoming community hostel with self-catering facilities and plenty going on. Locals come here to enjoy yoga, Zumba, sports, crafts etc.

  • Great Location
  • Perfect for Sightseeing
  • Budget Friendly
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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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