County Wicklow Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Looking toward the Lakes
    Looking toward the Lakes
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  • Quiet and Serene
    Quiet and Serene
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County Wicklow Off The Beaten Path

  • Ruined Church of Old Castlemacadam

    We like poking around in old ruins so we were surprised and pleased to find this huge old overgrown church just outside Avoca. The Church of Ireland (Protestant) was formed in 1690 and this parish was founded in 1720, so I imagine that this was probably the original place of worship (we found tombstones dating as far back as 1740 in our...

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  • DONT GET GOGGED DOWN

    When visiting wicklow mountains try this at least onceAsk the locals to direct you to the ''BOGS''This is where the Turf is cut for the locals fireplaces.you will find cutting your first ''sod of turf'' a great experiencedont forget the camera to catch your actions and the locals comments.looks easy but you will find it takes lifetime skills to cut...

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  • Ancient Irish Monuments

    I just recently stumbled across this website, which gives good information on all types of monuments in Ireland. The website is http://users.bigpond.com/kirwilli/dolmen/monuments.htm It just gives a rundown of the monuments, and provides a general map of their location. Enjoy!

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  • Meeting of the Waters

    The Meeting of the Waters out by Rathdrum & Avoca villages, in the Vale of Avoca. It's about 6 miles away from Arklow. It's very beautiful & scenic. Of course there is a pub overlooking this spot, which can be a good or bad thing, I'm undecided....By the banks of the Avonbeg tributary under the pub, is a memorial to the poet Thomas Moore who wrote...

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  • 'Glenroe Open Farm

    'Glenroe Open Farm, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow. 'Glenroe' was a very popular soap on Irish TV and it was filmed in Kilcoole. The main characters Biddy & Miley had a farm and one storyline was that they werent making any money from farming, so they decided to convert the place into an 'open farm', which would be open to the public. You can walk almost...

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  • The best part of the Wicklow...

    The best part of the Wicklow tour was the Monastic City we went to see. There were tombstones and buildings from the 8th and 9th centuries. There was also a round tower where the monks would go as a last resort when there were raids on the city. It was fascinating to see.This picture is of me with my arms around one of the huge statutes in the...

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  • On this Wicklow Mountain tour...

    On this Wicklow Mountain tour we also saw a beach where royalty used to come vacationing. Apparently a dam was built to create the lake, and people had to move out of their homes because the valley flooded. One man even stayed in his home until the police came and removed him, because he didn't want to lose his land.The hotel nearby that the...

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  • On the last day of our trip I...

    On the last day of our trip I took a bus tour of the Wicklow mountains. Most of the people in our group had already left, and my roommate didn't want to pay the $20 it cost, but I think it was the best $20 I've spent. You can find out about it in most hostels, and other places with touristy information. I loved this tour because we got to see so...

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