Eastern & South Eastern Counties
They say sunshine smiles on this corner of Ireland more than on any other, and nature certainly displays her versatility across these changing landscapes. Emerald grassland and magnificent mountains, gentle rivers and spectacular coastlines - you'll find them all. There's also as much to do as there is to see including golf, angling, cycling, walking or horseracing. Your only decision will be what to do first.
Food & Drink
Known as the Garden County, Co. Wicklow is strong in locally produced, high-quality artisan food. Expect to see mouthwatering sorbet ice creams, tasty breads, luxury handmade chocolates, exotic tea blends and organic lamb amongst others.
Things to do
Walk the WIcklow Way with a friendly donkey! The WIcklow Mountains are one of Ireland's most spectacular natural areas with scenery ranging from granite peaks and densely wooded hills to vast lakes and windswept moors.
This 7 night package includes over-night accommodation, breakfast, detailed directions, emergency contact number, some meals....and a donkey. Fodder, water and a secured field for grazing is provided at every overnight stop. Your donkey will have panniers to take up to 15kgs of luggage.
Adults from £695.
Call 0844 879 8036 to book
Where to Stay
Co. Dublin is beautiul and so convenient for either a short break in easy reach of the city, or as a stopover en route elsewhere. Dun Laoghaire commands spectacular sweeping views over Dublin Bay, and if you climb Killiney Hill along the South Dublin coast you will be rewarded with one of the most incredible panoramas in the whole country.
Famed internationally for being Ireland's horse county, Kildare is much more than just a centre for all things equine. Predominantly rural, Kildare is a beautifully quiet and understated county. Dotted amongst the beautiful countryside are truly gorgeous sights such as the Japanese Gardens at the National Stud and the majestic Russborough House. All this and you're only 25 miles from the city centre of Dublin.
Co. Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland, is renowned for its magnificent landsacpe, dramatic loughs, mountainous terrain and long sandy beaches. On the DART line out of Dublin, Bray is one of Ireland oldest seaside towns and retains its popularity and Victorian grandeur. Glenadlough is home to one of Ireland's most atmospheric and important monastic sites, the remaining ruins date from the 8th to the 12th centuries. Nestled among wooded hills at the heart of a picturesque valley is the hamlet of Avoca, where the Avoca handweavers produce colourful tweeds in the oldest handweaving mill in Ireland. Contrast this with the commanding Powerscourt Estate considered the finest formal gardens in Ireland, masterfully landscaped with lakes, ponds and terraces and the highest waterfall in the country.