Ireland lock Paul O'Connell has predicted a bright future for the Triple Crown winners and cannot wait to play Australia and New Zealand in June.
O'Connell is excited by the talent in Ireland's side
O'Connell said: "We'll know how far we've come when we go down to the southern hemisphere. We should be kicking on from a Triple Crown.
"I don't see a backline like the one we have coming around that often. Anything is possible with these players.
"We need to win Grand Slams and start winning in the southern hemisphere."
And O'Connell believes Ireland, who claimed the runners-up spot in the Six Nations Championship after beating England 28-24 on Saturday, have an outstanding chance of achieving those aims.
He continued: "We toured Australia and New Zealand three and four years ago but without as good a side as we have now and nearly beat them.
"We'll have to try and do the same again.
"Look at the talent we have. Ireland have always had a good pack which can mix it with teams.
"And when you have backs like Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy and Geordan Murphy there are always tries that can be produced from nowhere."