Southeast Ireland  is a region of Ireland. It is known as the Sunny Southeast because it gets the best weather in Ireland. There are some historic cities, great landscapes and beautiful beaches to be found here.
|| County Carlow (Carlow, Bagenalstown, Borris, Hacketstown, Leighlinbridge, Rathvilly, Tullow )|
Noted for its nature, culture, vibrant nightlife and modern amenities, County Carlow is a pleasant place to visit, where history and contemporary life sit side by side.
- Carlow (Ceatharlach)- an attractive city that blends history and modern attractions.
- Kilkenny (Cill Chainnigh) - attractive medieval town, known as the Marble City - home to the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, held annually in early June.
- Waterford (Port Láirge) - Ireland's oldest city. Waterford is a popular visit for those who want to learn more about the most ancient history of Ireland. Many festivals take place throughout the year including Spraoi. The food is good and the Granary Museum is the best for ancient Irish history in the country. Don't forget to try a blaa before you leave. (A floury bread bun peculiar to this area of Ireland).
- Wexford (Loch Garman) - Town and county in the "Sunny South-East"
Heritage Ireland Sites
These sites are maintained by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. A heritage card, which is valid for a year costs: adult €21, senior citizen €16, student €8, family €55.
The Heritage Sites in the south east are:
- Dunmore Caves, Dunmore, Co. Kilkenny (10km from Kilkenny, off the N78), ☎ 056 7767726 ([email protected], fax: 056 7767262). 9:30-17:00 (15:00 Nov-Feb, 18:00 Mid Jun-Mid Sept). The show cave is incredibly well developed and is a wonder to walk around. €2.90 Adult, €1.30 Child..
- Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny (2.5km west of Thomastown (N9)), ☎ 056 7724623. 10:00-17:00 (18:00 June-Sept, 16:00 Nov-Feb). Built in the 12th Century. It is Ireland's finest Cistercian monastic ruin with a magnificantly sculptured cloister arcade. Includes visitor and exhibition centre €2.90 Adult, €1.30 Child.
- Kilkenny Castle, The Parade, Kilkenny, ☎ 056 7704100 ([email protected], fax: 056 7704116), . Open daily, 09.30-17.30. This stunning Norman Castle, which is the dominant feature in the city, is its principal attraction. Its huge forested gardens are beautiful to walk during the day. €6.00 Adult, €2.50 Child, Family €14.00.
- St. Mary's Church, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny, ☎ 056 7726894 ([email protected]). 28th May - 16th Sept: Daily 9.30 - 18.00. A 13th century church.
- Ballyahack Castle.
- Ferns Castle.
- Reginald's Tower.
- The John F Kennedy Arboretum.
- The Wexford Wildflower Reserve.
- Tintern Abbey.