Visiting and exploring Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford

Kilkenny Castle and the River Nore, ©IrishFireside/Flickr

Kilkenny Castle and the River Nore, ©IrishFireside/Flickr

The country of Ireland is a perfect holiday location for those who like the country and lots of green surroundings. The country’s weather and geographical characteristics give a special and unique atmosphere which cannot be found anywhere else. The southeastern region is mostly flat and might look dull however the conties of Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford perk up the lookout.

You can never go wrong with a holiday in Ireland. Its mythological and legendary ambiance attracts many tourists throughout the year. The land has several castles and many historical sites worth visiting and offers numerous activities which allow one to enjoy a lovely and fun vacation. Do not hesitate, explore Ireland!

Hurling in the county of Kilkenny

The town of Kilkenny is a place where the traditional field sport of hurling currently lives its heyday. All towns people are nuts about the game in which they are quite good, for they usually win at many of the county championships. Visit Kilkenny and try hurling. The city is also a very popular destination loved much by tourists because of the magnificent castle it has and many historical sites. Arts and crafts are flourishing here and the town gives home to several festivals throughout the year. The pubs and restaurants also make part of the unique and traditional Irish experience!

Cave chamber with Stalagmite, Dunmore Cave, ©stephenhanafin/Flickr

Cave chamber with Stalagmite, Dunmore Cave, ©stephenhanafin/Flickr

Visit the Dunmore Cave in the northern part of the county and the river valleys of Barrow and Nore in the south dotted with monasteries and century old ruins.

Carlow and Wexford

The most notable sight in the county of Carlow is the village of St Mullins located in a magnificent valley. Reaching the alluring town of Wexford you can witness a thriving arts scene and enjoy some ear flattering, traditional music. Walk down the sandy beaches of the eastern coastline or rent a country-house hotel in the southwestern corner. Admire the ruins of monasteries and explore the Hook Peninsula and New Ross river port.

Hook Lighthouse at Hook Peninsula, ©Michal Osmenda/Flickr

Hook Lighthouse at Hook Peninsula, ©Michal Osmenda/Flickr

Land of the Vikings and Anglo-Normans

The town of Wexford previously had been a settlement of the Vikings and later it had been exploited by Anglo-Normans. They were the ones who established and developed Wexford and Kilkenny. They built several castles across the counties and transformed the uncultivated areas into fructuous farmlands.

Kilkenny Castle and the River Nore, ©IrishFireside/Flickr

Kilkenny Castle and the River Nore, ©IrishFireside/Flickr

Over the centuries many wanted to conquer the region and many have fought for Ireland. In the middle of the 17th century Cromwell had taken over which was later followed by rebellions and other historical events. Find out more about the history of Ireland. Visit Killkenny, Carlow and Wexford!

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