Ireland’s Ancient East

How Cork’s Spike Island went from Ireland’s Hell to Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction

By | 2018-04-27T13:06:19+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Ireland's Ancient East, Munster, Museums, Spike Island, Touring Ireland|Tags: , , , , , |

Of all the profound changes Cork’s Spike Island has undergone during its recorded 1,300-year history, perhaps the most significant is that all those who go there now do so willingly. For a time, it was the largest prison on earth - housing 2,300 inmates - and a venue for the most squalid, inhumane internment imaginable. Enveloped [...]

Waterford could take centre stage on Ireland’s Ancient East in 2017

By | 2017-06-29T13:34:40+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Car Rental, Driving in Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East, Wild Atlantic Way|Tags: |

Since its initiation in 2014, the Wild Atlantic Way has emerged as a bona fide cultural and tourism phenomenon. The 2,500km meandering exploration of Ireland’s west coast - between Donegal and Cork - encompasses numerous sites of natural wonder, such as the Cliffs of Moher and the Skellig Islands, that were well established as tourist destinations. [...]