Ireland regions: South East Ireland
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Counties in South East Ireland
South East Ireland
The South East consists of the five counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wexford and Waterford. Experience a wonderful holiday you'll never forget in the South East, with the sunniest weather in Ireland, unique heritage, and a scenic landscape that is a natural playground for an activity holiday. A great family holiday destination, Ireland's South East offers cities and beaches, countryside and culture.
The landscape of the South East comprises a mix of rolling hills, woodlands and farmlands, picturesque river valleys of the Blackwater, Barrow, Nore, Suir and Slaney, and a craggy coastline adorned by a necklace of quaint fishing villages and coastal resorts.
Early visitors, invaders, and raiders, merchants and traders helped create many structures, distinguishing marks and locations. Visitors from overseas are attracted by the richness and variety of heritage sites in the South East. Kilkenny Castle and the Rock of Cashel are among's most visited sites. Likewise the Irish National Heritage Park and the Dunbrody Heritage Ship in county Wexford draw a huge number of visitors.
Craft and culture enthusiasts flock to the Waterford Crystal visitor centre to marvel as they view master cutters create the world famous glassware, and those with more time on their hands based themselves in the region while enjoying all the region has to offer.
Plan a trip to Waterford and Wexford's coast resorts and explore the attractions and sights of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Carlow.