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Tipperary South


Tipperary South


SOUTH EAST SOUTH EAST


There’s a saying in Ireland that whatever the weather anywhere else, it’s likely to be sunny in the sunshine counties of the south east.


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going to be full of drama. Its home to a range of stunning courses, like the world famous Mount Juliet, which has played host to many championships including the Irish Open. Among the other wonderful clubs are St Helen’s Bay Golf Resort, Bunclody, Mount Wolsey and the 18 holes at the luxury resort of Faithlegg House and Hotel. It really is a golfer’s paradise with some great parkland and meadowland designed fairways and greens. But this region has even more to offer after the


golf has fi nished. Its coastline is the dominating feature and it has a reputation for beautiful beaches, with acres of golden sand and panoramic vistas. It is perfect for families during the summer with activities like sailing, surfi ng and sea fi shing. Inland there are a number of the historic cities.


Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval centre with an international reputation for fi rst class restaurants and for small shops specialising in crafts and design. It’s also famous for its festivals, particularly its annual comedy festival. Kilkenny Castle is recognised as one of the most magnifi cent 12th century buildings in Ireland. A few miles to the east is Carlow Town. Settled thousands of years ago, in modern times it has become a thriving centre for arts and culture with an impressive range of shops, boutiques and restaurants. A short drive away is the town of Wexford with its


rich history. It was founded by the Vikings, captured by the Normans and subdued by the English Commander Oliver Cromwell. Today it is home to one of Ireland’s biggest cultural events – the internationally acclaimed Wexford Opera Festival. Every October the world’s best opera singers fl ock to the town to perform a variety of classic and modern operas. There’s also a colourful programme of street theatre, poetry readings and exhibitions. And fi nally there is the City of Waterford, Ireland’s


oldest city and home to the Viking Triangle (Cultural Quarter). It too was founded by the Vikings and has a strong maritime history. Nowadays it has a thriving port and plenty of interesting shops, and award-winning restaurants.


Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Country Club


ith its coastline linking the Irish Sea to the Atlantic Ocean this region is always


Waterford Waterford


Kilkenny


Kilkenny


Carlow Carlow


Wexford Wexford


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