East Coast and Midlands

Regions of Ireland

East Coast and Midlands ( and ) is a region of Ireland.

Regions

Cities

Cities

Large Towns

Other destinations

Brú na Bóinne

Get in

The main access points when it comes to getting into Leinster are by road, sea and air. Traditionally Leinster has both been the most developed area in Ireland and the most populous area in Ireland. As a result the road infrastructure in Leinster is very good as it radiates out from Dublin.

By plane

While there are other airports in Leinster which do cater for international flights, (Baldonnel Casement Aerodrome and Weston Executive Airport ), the only International airport is Dublin Airport (DUB). In 2006 over 22m passengers passed through Dublin Airport marking the 22nd year of consecutive passenger growth figures. Dublin Airport is not the 10th busiest airport in Europe and undergoing significant upgrades to meet future passenger number increases.

By sea

In terms of ports, Leinster is served by Dublin Port (serving Liverpool and Holyhead), Dun Laoghaire (serving Holyhead) and Rosslare Europort (serving Fishguard and Pembroke).

Get Around

Rail

While the rail services in Ireland are not at the level of other European countries, things are improving in terms of station upgrades, investment in rolling stock and the amount of trains run daily. In Leinster there are four main lines operated daily by Irish Rail :

Car

Travelling by car around the East Cast and Midlands of Ireland is not the arduous task that it was even five years ago. The road infrastructure is the subject of continuous improvement as many of the main arteries connecting Dublin to the rest of Ireland are upgraded to motorway standard.

The road network in Ireland radiates outwards from Dublin City and the M50 ring road from the N1 to Belfast to the N11 to Wexford.

Car rental

Car Rental in the East Coast and Midlands area is mainly confined to Dublin Airport and Dublin City although some car rental companies have locations at Dun Laoghaire Port and Rosslare Europort. While all car rental companies in Ireland have rental desks in the arrivals hall of Dublin Airport, the list of car rental companies with inner city locations is far less. Some of the car rental companies will advertise city centre locations, but these locations are mostly only drop-offs for which an additional charge will added.
AVIS car rental have a location in Mullingar, County Westmeath.

See

Dublin

The locations are accessible by the DART which is a regular commuter train service covering most of the coastline north and south of Dublin.

Dalkey village/town is listed as an Irish heritage town and as such has a rich history, with no less than three castles within the town borders, making it a great day trip from the city.

Climb Killiney Hill and see the stunning views out around the bay and to Dalkey Island.

Walk along the strand, visit the famed Blackrock market, a flea market open on weekends and bank holidays, and have a drink at O'Rourke's, the old haunt of the Irish author Flann O'Brien. Serviced by the DART and the 4, 4A, 5, 45, 7, and 8 buses.

Charleville Castle, Tullamore, County Offaly

Climb Bray Head, or walk on its sea front esplanade.

Kildare

Louth

Meath

Offaly

Wicklow

Do

National Stud, Kildare

Hill Walking

A list of some of the more interesting and higher peaks to hike are:

And for those looking for a 2 or 3 day walk.

Eat

Wicklow

Kildare

Pub in Dublin

Offaly

Drink

Kildare

Offaly

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