Ireland's Ancient East
Explore 5000 years of history from the Green Isle Hotel, the perfect location to explore Ireland's Ancient East.
Take a short break in Ireland’s Ancient East and visit places filled with eccentric and unforgettable experiences. Discover a region of legends and old tails, from ancient times right through to modern day– a place filled with culture, activities and fun.
Ireland’s Ancient East on Your Doorstep!
Trinity College is one of the most visited sites in Dublin and it is really worth it! By visiting the famous Old Library, you can see the Book of Kells and the Long Room that includes tons of books and one of four original medieval Brian Boru harps! Take a look around and enjoy the old buildings that are filled with stories about wisdom and friendship, failing and rivalry.
One of the oldest buildings in Dublin is Dublin Castle which was built in 1204 as a fortification and from then on served a lot of different purposes including being the seat of English government of Ireland. The only surviving part from the 13th century is the impressive Record Tower but the Castle was rebuilt and it can be visited! Explore the State Apartments where many Royals and important politicians stayed during their visit to Dublin including Queen Elizabeth II and President Obama. Dublin Castle is located in an area that is called the Medieval Quarter. The area also contains Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Take a break in Dublin’s old Temple Bar Quarter, home of arts, fashion and drinking. On the weekends, stroll around the book market and have lunch in a pub.
Malahide Castle was built by the Talbot family and they extended the 12th century building constantly. Nowadays the Castle is open to the public and every hour there is a guided tour showing the oldest parts of the Castle and giving interesting facts about living in this building. Also the Dining Hall includes the famous painting of the ‘Battle of the Boinne’ that the Talbots supported.