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East Coast & Dublin

Dublin, Louth, Meath & Wicklow

As Ireland’s capital and one of the oldest cities in Europe, Dublin provides the complete visitor experience. It is a vibrant, energetic city which pulsates with a mix of history, arts, culture, architecture, shopping, dining and nightlife. Modern architecture combined with Medieval and Georgian provides a backdrop to a charming and cosmopolitan city. The city has a rich culture and history which can be explored in the many museums, art galleries, castles and other historic sites. The city has a number of pedestrian shopping areas including Grafton Street and Temple Bar as well as a vast array of dining options. The city is also renowned for its music, lively pubs, festivals and cultural events throughout the year.

Meath is known as the Royal County and has some of the most significant historic sites and visitor attractions in Ireland including the passage graves at Newgrange, the Hills of Tara and Slane and Trim Castle. Louth also has an important history, evident in the ruined monasteries, high crosses, dolmens, cairns and medieval castles in the region. North of Drogheda, visitors can see the historic ruins at Monasterboice, an early Christian settlement and the first Cistercian abbey to be built in Ireland, Mellifont Abbey.

County Wicklow is known for its outstanding scenery and the region is full of mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys and coastlines. The historic monastic site at Glendalough, Powerscourt House and Gardens, Avondale House and Historic Park and Russborough House are just some of the attractions the County has to offer. Visitors can also enjoy a number of scenic routes, looped walks and trails including the Wicklow Way, Sally Gap and Lough Tay and the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

The region has a variety of hotels offering great value breaks throughout the year. Browse through the Aertel pages above to find a deal.