Start Your Road Trip Here!
Start Your Irelands Ancient East Tour of discovery from Garryvoe Beach Homes. Your Gateway to both:
Ancient East and Wild Atlantic Way. We are proud to say we are the perfect stop off on your Ireland road trip -
an easy drive from the East coast ferry ports and just 40 minutes from the
start of the Irelands Ancient East or the Wild Atlantic Way.
Plunge into Cork and witness our county's transformation over a
lifetime flooded with a constant current of visitors, emigrants and
adventurers. From forts to family history, prisoners and passenger
ships, a tour of this maritime gateway brings you on a voyage through
history, culture, romance, intrigue – and some of the best food on the
island. Just be prepared: you'll leave with a bit of the sea in your
Over 5,000 years of history lie buried within the verdant meadows,
bustling towns and rugged stone monuments of Ireland's Ancient East.
Each landmark has its stories to tell, as indeed do the locals, who
delight in telling tales that are rich in famous battles and magic
Learn the stories of a place and you'll come to understand the soul
of its people. From ancient high kings to modern day poets, saints and
scholars to ramblers and fishermen, Ireland's Ancient East pulsates with
legendary tales. With the maps as your guide and the itineraries as
your inspiration, you're about to prepare for a real life journey
through this mystical place.
Take a short break in Ireland’s Ancient East and visit places filled with
unmissable experiences! Prepare for an adventure through a land of legends,
from brave knights, castles and round towers, to tales of emigrants, monks and
ancient civilisations, Ireland’s Ancient East is brimming with stories,
culture, attractions, festivals and fun.
of years, this spectacular coastline has played host to all manner of new
arrivals; fierce Viking raiders, Norman conquerors and medieval merchants in
treasure laden ships. Yet as the last port of call before the Irish Sea and the
treacherous Atlantic expanse, its deep-water harbours have also witnessed many
poignant farewell; Trail the coast, indulging in some of the finest seafood and
historic tails the country has to offer.
Start your journey with local attractions such as the Ballycotton Lighthouse Tours or Ballymalou House & Gardens:
1) Ballycotton Lighthouse tours
Travel in our open
topped boat. Visit the Ballycotton Island summit. Explore the Lighthouse. Enjoy
the stunning views from the Ballycotton Lighthouse lantern balcony.
Tel: 021 4646875
Open 10:00 – 17:00/
€20pp, €60 per family of 4
Ballymalou Cookery School Farm & Gardens
Tel: 021 4646785
school is situated in 100 acres of organic Farm & Gardens. The extensive
gardens are a mixture of Formal &
Production Gardens and include a 1 acre greenhouse.
Open: 11:00 – 17:30/
€6.50pp. Children U12 free
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