Below, in list view, are some great visitor experiences in the South East. Click on 'Map View' to see their proximity to each other. If using a a mobile device in Ireland, you can use the 'nearby' function in search to see what's close to your location.
Where the land meets the sea
Great Lighthouses of Ireland Various locations throughout the Island of Ireland
Great Lighthouses of Ireland offer a truly unique experience around Ireland’s stunning coastline in 12 breath-taking locations.
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oldest operating lighthouse
Hook Lighthouse Fethard-on-Dea, Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Enjoy a tour of Hook Lighthouse, the most popular visitor attraction in county Wexford. This 800 year old is the oldest original operating lighthouse in the world… yes, the world!
Open Daily Year Round
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see how Waterford Crystal is made
House of Waterford Crystal The Mall, Waterford City, Ireland
The guided Factory Tour gives all visitors an up close and personal insight into the centuries-old tradition of Waterford Crystal making.
Open Year Round
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history and legends coming to life
Irish National Heritage Park Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Through 9000 years of Irish History. Enter a special place where Ireland's heritage comes alive with sights and sounds that shaped a country and helped to shape the world.
Open Daily Year Round
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Most haunted house in ireland
Loftus Hall Hook Head, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Loftus Hall is a large mansion house situated on the Hook peninsula. Loftus Hall stands alone and austere on the bleak landscape. This backdrop adds to its eery story.
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welcome to the sunny southeast
Passage East Ferry Co. Ltd. Barrack Street, Passage East, Co. Waterford, Ireland
The Passage East Ferry Company Ltd operates a continuous Car Ferry Service across the River Suir linking the villages of Ballyhack in Wexford and Passage East in Waterford.
Open Daily Year Round
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Immerse yourself in nature
Walk the Tintern Abbey Trails Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
To start each walk, turn right at the entrance to Tintern Abbey and continue to Trailhead.
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Miles of beaches to be enjoyed
Waterford & Wexford Blue Flag Beaches Co. Waterford and Co. Wexford
Waterford and Wexford have miles of beaches available for swimming, exploring rock pools and all sorts of beach fun.
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A vibrant, contemporary art space
Butler Art Gallery Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny City, Ireland
The Butler Gallery is one of Ireland’s most vibrant contemporary spaces and it has made significant contributions to the visual arts since its establishment in 1943.
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Explore four galleries
Carlow County Museum College Street, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Carlow County Museum is located in Carlow Town’s ‘Cultural Quarter’.
Open Year Round
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Explore Calcite formations
Dunmore Cave Ballyfoyle, Castlecomer Road, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
The cave has been known to man for many centuries and is first mentioned in the 9th century Irish Triads.
Open Year Round
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A view from the keep
Enniscorthy Castle Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland  
Change of focus from a county museum to depicting the story of Enniscorthy town through the eyes of the castle, and how both have developed over the centuries.
Open Daily Year Round
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sculptured cloister arcade
Jerpoint Abbey Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century. The church with its Romanesque details dates from this period.
Open Year Round
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outdoor fun for all ages
Kia Ora Mini Farm Courteencurragh, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
A hands on open farm where children get to interact with, hold and feed animals of the usual farmyard variety and some more exotic such as llamas, emus, alpacas, pot bellied pigs etc.
Open Year Round
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Something different
Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium Kilcohan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Nothing beats the excitement of greyhound racing.
Open Year Round
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3D Virtual Reality Adventure
King of the Vikings Viking Triangle, Waterford City, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Experience the world of the Vikings in Irelands oldest city, Vadrafjord (Waterford) at the world's first Viking 3D Virtual Reality Adventure.
Open Mar to Oct
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Contemporary craft & design
National Design and Craft Gallery Castle Yard, Kilkenny City, Ireland
Profiling the work of Irish designer-makers both in Ireland and abroad. Browse in the on-site shops where you can watch work being made.
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Most beautiful tableware
Nicholas Mosse Pottery Bennetsbridge, Kilkenny, Ireland
Nicholas Mosse Pottery was established in 1976 after periods of training in England and Japan. His mission was to produce beautiful, functional pottery in the style of Irish Spongeware
Open Daily Year Round
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swashbuckling fun
Pirates Cove Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Activities available for all the family such as 18 hole mini-golf, bumper boats, bubble rollers, paddle-boats, fun-caves, 10-pin bowling, electric go karts and games arcade.
Open Daily Jun to Aug
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Exciting interpretation of events
Rebellion at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Meet the key figures of the Rebellion, participate in the state of the art 4D battle of Vinegar Hill Experience and discover how weapons from the period worked.
Open Year Round
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A circular defence tower
Reginald’s Tower The Quay, Waterford City, Ireland
Reginalds Tower is a circular tower, part of the town's defences, built in the beginning of the 13th century, with a second phase in the 15th century.
Open Year Round
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discover the wonders of this park
Secret Valley Wildlife Park Coolnacon, Clonroche, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Why not come and enjoy a day out in the sunny southeast and experience wildlife from around the world at Secret Valley Wildlife Park .
Open Daily Year Round
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wild and wonderful fun for all
Splashworld Railway Square, Tramore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Wave machine, water slides, bubble pool, paddle pool, water cannon, rolling rapids, steam room, sauna & a 4 lane 25 metre pool.
Open Daily Year Round
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Medieval Cathedral
St. Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower The Close, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
St Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower is Ireland’s best preserved medieval Cathedral.
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step back in time
Swiss Cottage Ardfinnan Road, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
A delightful 'cottage orné' built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash.
Open Daily Mar to Nov
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Take a journey through the decades
The Main Guard Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
The Main Guard is one of the oldest surviving civic buildings, and one of the earliest examples of classical public architecture in Ireland.
Open Mar to Sep
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Dynamic multi-disciplinary facility
Visual Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
VISUAL’s mission is to create a space for audiences, artists and communities to engage with, explore, and be inspired by contemporary art.
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experience the magic of rail
Waterford and Suir Valley Railway Kilmeadan Station, Kilmeadan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Experience the beauty of the Suir Valley from a period carriage and take in the wonderful panoramic views of the River Suir.
Operates Apr to Sept
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Discover hidden gems
Waterford Greenway Various access points in Co. Waterford, Ireland
Converted railway line with a hard surface all the way offering a mix of coastal and inland routes with direct access to many sights along the way.
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Explore the Waterford Greenway
Waterford Greenway Bike Hire and Visitor Centre Union Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Premium bike hire company serving the whole of the beautiful Waterford Greenway. Operating from three key locations in Waterford, Kilmacthomas and Dungarvan with a wide selection of bikes
Open Daily Year Round
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A trail of discovery
Waterford’s Blue Plaques Waterford Tourist Office, 120 Parade Quay, The Quay, Waterford, Ireland
Waterford Civic Trust has installed over 40 Blue Plaques throughout the city to commemorate links between a particular location, a famous person or event.
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Great Victorian House & Gardens
Wells House & Gardens Ballyedmond, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland
With something for all generations Wells House and Gardens is the ideal choice for a day out!
Open Year Round
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Beautiful Old-World Garden
Altamont Gardens Bunclody Road, Tullow, Co. Carlow, Ireland
A large, beautiful, old-world garden. It is an enchanting blend of formal and informal gardens located on a 100 acre estate. Beautiful riverside walks.
Open Daily Year Round
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Family attraction
Ardmore Open Farm & Mini Zoo Ballykilmurry, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland
A family attraction like no other, with a wide range of exotic and rare breed animals, as well as a host of reptiles. Ardmore Open Farm is a haven for children with endless hours of fun.
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15th century Castle
Ballyhack Castle Ballyhack, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Ballyhack Castle is open to the public, having been partially restored, and displays objects relating to the Crusades, the Normans, and medieval monks.
Open May to Aug
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Treasures of Georgian Waterford
Bishop’s Palace Viking Triangle, Waterford City, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Experience authentic grand eighteenth century living in this magnificently restored Georgian building.
Open Year Round
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Imagine, engage, inspire
Carlow College St Patrick’s College Street, Carlow, Ireland
Carlow College, St Patrick's is one of Ireland’s finest public buildings located in magnificent grounds.
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Irish Crystal Studio and Craft Shop
Criostal na Rinne Baile na nGall Beag, An Rinn, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Marvel at the art of glasscutting and see an extensive range of unique giftware, which include Tableware, Bowls and Vases, Jewellery, Executive Gifts, Wedding Gifts and Trophies.
Open Mar to Sep
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The emigrant trail
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
An authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel providing a world class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
Open Daily Year Round
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Anglo-Norman fortification
Dungarvan Castle Castle Street, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford, Ireland
Restored barracks which houses an informative exhibition on the history of the castle.
Open May to Sep
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Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle
Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle Bishop’s Palace, Viking Triangle, Waterford City, Ireland
The award-winning all-weather guided Epic Tour of the Viking Triangle takes in 6 national monuments within one hour covering 1,100 years of Waterford’s history.
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13th century Ferns Castle
Ferns Castle Ferns, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Ferns Castle built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall, is one of a number of historic sites in Ferns.
Open May to Sept
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One of Ireland's hidden gems
Huntington Castle Clonegal, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Still lived in by descendants of the original builders this fascinating Castle is truly one of Ireland's hidden treasures.
Open May to Sep
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JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum
JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, President of the United States who was tragically assassinated in 1963.
Open Year Round
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Follow the journey
Kennedy Homestead Dunganstown, New Ross, Co. Waterford, Ireland
The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty.
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Treasures of medieval waterford
Medieval Museum Viking Triangle, Waterford City, Ireland
The only museum in Europe to be built over two National Monuments, the 13th century Choristers Hall and the 15th century Mayor’s Wine Vault.
Open Daily Year Round
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Mitchelstown Cave Burncourt, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Mitchelstown Cave is one of the largest and most complex cave systems in Ireland.
Open Year Round
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The historic heartland of Ireland
Munster Vales Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford
Incorporating the Comeragh, Knockmealdown, Galtee, Ballyhoura and Nagles mountain ranges in the counties of Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford.
Open Year Round
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An exceptional collegiate church
St. Mary’s Church Gowran, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
Large and elaborate structure, with an aisled nave and a long chancel and has high quality architectural sculpture used throughout.
Open May to Aug
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Spoil your senses
The Chocolate Garden of Ireland Rath, Tullow, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Enjoy a chocolate workshop which is a multi-sensory, fun and interesting experience suitable for all ages.
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Cistercian Abbey founded c. 1200
Tintern Abbey Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland
The Abbey was occupied by the Colclough family from the 16th century until 1960s.
Open Mar to Oct
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multi-sensory whiskey tour
Walsh Whiskey Distillery Royal Oak, Co. Carlow, Ireland.
Experience the ancient craft of distilling in a fully guided, multi-sensory tour. Three styles of Irish whiskey—pot still, malt, and grain—are created under one roof.
Open Year Round
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