A land of golden sandy beaches, lush green pastures, rolling mountains, deep wooded valleys, rivers, lakes and canals as well as an unique peat-land. The fertile limestone soils and mild climate have produced rich green pastures which have bestowed an advantage for horse breeding. The love for horses, great horsemanship and internationally renowned breeding skills have made the region synonymous with the horse.
The region is host to over 50 equestrian centres offering everything from equestrian tuition holidays and residential centres to trail riding and horse drawn caravan holidays as well as nine venues for horse racing. The east coast and midlands of Ireland is the "home of the Irish Horse".
-so make it your home for an exciting holiday this year.
An exploration of Dublin City and county makes for a fantastic fusion of all things urban and rural. Take your pick from hedonism or heritage in the metropolis or soul soothing seaside fishing villages, sandy beaches and rejuvenating mountains.
Beyond Dublin, the East of Ireland tells a different story with the counties of Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Meath, Westmeath and Wicklow offering a contrasting slice of life. This region is famed for its rich natural charms, ancient sites of Newgrange and Clonmacnoise, top golfing and world-renowned horseracing. The county of Kildare, in particular, is home to some of the world’s finest thoroughbreds and the 2006 Ryder Cup.
But what really defines the East is the unspoiled countryside. With glistening lakes, tranquil rivers, authentic rural life, scenic pastureland, rolling hills and forest parks, this area is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts with cycling, watersports, walking, angling, golfing, horse riding and cruising all in plentiful supply.