You're likely to encounter signs and other promotional materials for the country's newest tourism initiative, "Ireland's Ancient East," which is designed to link many of the great sites in this half of the country. Like the hugely successful "Wild Atlantic Way" initiative before it, the resources developed to promote and support the campaign are a huge benefit to visitors. Be sure to check the Ireland's Ancient East website as it is a great source for current events and suggested stops. County Kildare, County Louth, and County Meath all have offices that offer year-round tourism advice. Some are run by Tourism Ireland while others are locally operated. In summer, temporary offices are open in such towns as Trim in County Meath, Drogheda and Dundalk in County Louth, and Kildare Town in County Kildare.
County Kildare Tourism. 045/898–888; www.intokildare.ie.
County Louth Tourism. 042/933–5457; www.visitlouth.ie.
County Meath Tourism. 046/909–7060; www.meath.ie/tourism.
Ireland's Ancient East. 1850/230--330; www.irelandsancienteast.com.
Wicklow Tourism. 0404/69118; www.visitwicklow.ie.