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Ireland's Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East is the perfect trail to explore to find 5,000 years of history in lush green landscapes with stories told by the best storytellers in the world. Ireland’s Ancient East has set itineraries you can follow and lots of information on what do to on Ireland’s East.

Killashee is an ideal stop over for your exploration of Ireland’s Ancient East with some of the top activities right in the county.

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There is so much to do along the East of Ireland and we want to ensure you get to enjoy all the best parts of the East especially County Kildare. 

With Thundering Hooves, why not immerse yourself in the thrilling Sport of Kings?

Throughout Ireland’s Ancient East, where legends linger, history follows. Legend has it that Fionn mac Cumhaill and his warriors ran their horses on the ancient plains of the Curragh. History tells us that the chariots of 3rd century kings and chieftains raced here.
Spend some time at the races – with numerous racecourses dotted throughout Ireland’s Ancient East, the thrill of a race day is one to experience. Explore the countryside on horseback, trekking along country trails, in old estates and ancient woodlands, or sample the gentle pace of a horse drawn caravan. Meanwhile, a visit to Kildare’s Irish National Stud will unearth tales of stallions and their fate, according to the stars.

If deciding to take your adventure to the waters, the BargeTrip.ie is only 10 minutes from Killashee and is a real great day out.