County Wicklow Travel Guide

  • Sep 2013
    Sep 2013
    by MM212
  • The purple and the green
    The purple and the green
    by Maryimelda
  • This deer was watching us watching him
    This deer was watching us watching him
    by Maryimelda

County Wicklow Highlights

  • Pro
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    Bwana_Brown says…

     An interesting wild area close to Dublin 

  • Con
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    blanter says…

     Though up to 1000m, not as spectacular as the mountains of the Irish West coast. 

  • In a nutshell
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    Rita_ says…

     Why do you think is known as "The Garden of Ireland" for? 

Map of County Wicklow



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  • Glendalough

    Wicklow Things to Do

    For such a small country, there sure is a lot to see here. Glendalough means, The Valley of Two Lakes. The buildings here are from the 8th and 12th Centuries. The most famous is the Round Tower. It is 34m high and 16 m circuference at its base. St. Kevin founded a monastery here in the 6th Century. This site grew to become famous for a center of...

  • Druids Glen Marriott Hotel & Country...

    Wicklow Hotels

    Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow, 2a, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Tours

    Wicklow Transportation

    I took a bus from dublin on the "wicklow tour". Any of the tour buses that take you around Dublin have brochures for this kind of day excursion. It stopped in some other places on the way and was a nice way to see some of the counrty side.


Glendalough Lakes

  • Glendalough Visitor Centre

    Glendalough Lakes Things to Do

    This is just an excellent place to spend a half or full day with the family. The views are beautiful. There are trails around the place, including a boardwalk over a marsh, that is very easy for strollers/pushchairs. There are many interesting historic buildings and sites to see, two lakes, and longer trails, so a complete day would be easy to...

  • You Will Fall in Love...

    Glendalough Lakes Warnings and Dangers

    with this place! The pace is slow, the scenery outstanding and you will wish to wander through the Wicklow Mountains and just breath...

  • Hike the Wicklow Way

    Glendalough Lakes Off The Beaten Path

    I love this area, where you can walk out your B and B door and join a centuries-old tradition of walking along the Wicklow Way. Even the name congures up visions of travelers moving from region to region in the only method available. Prior to this trip, when I would teach of the exodus during Great Potatoe Famine, I had no visual aid to use to...



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  • Great hiking path

    Bray Things to Do

    My friend and I were up before dawn so decided to hike a portion of this trail. The website claims "If you are looking for a bracing and invigorating walk while taking in some clean sea air, look no further than the cliff walk from Bray to Greystones. " And it was exactly that! It was great. I took some awesome pictures. You begin on the Bray...

  • Heather House Hotel

    Bray Hotels

    Strand Road, Bray, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • A nice coffee shop

    Bray Restaurants

    I stopped in here for breakfast after hiking the bray Cliffwalk. I had coffee and a pastry. We sat by the window where we could watch the city awaken. I had an Irish breakfat the next day. Fried tomatoes, muchrooms, beans, and eggs. I had coffee both days which was pretty good. There might be somewhere cheaper but we liked the ambiance and it was a...



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  • A very welcoming restaurant

    Laragh Restaurants

    The food here is mainly typical of Ireland but using cuisines from all over the world, mainly Europe. I have dined in restaurants all over the world but do not consider myself to be a foody but enjoy good food well presented and cooked. I also like to feel welcome but not overfussed. This restaurant fits all my criteria and my wife enjoyed the two...

  • Tudor Lodge

    Laragh Hotels

    Laragh, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • roadhouse in Laragh

    Laragh Restaurants

    Great Irish FoodsAt the Glendalough lodge, we drank South African Chenin Blancs and ate Irish stew, cod pie, and a “loin of bacon” over buttered cabbage. (Bacon seems to be the term used for any pork dish.) The waitress at the Glendalough lodge was from Poland! In Laragh, a highlight was a fantastic chicken pate over greens with a brandy and red...



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  • Avondale House and Forestry Park

    Rathdrum Things to Do

    Avondale House, the birthplace and home of Charles Stewart Parnell one of the greatest political leaders of Irish history is situated in the Middle of county Wicklow, on the doorstep of Rathdrum Town. It is set in a magnificent forest park of over 500 acres with tree trails and walks rangingin duration from one to five hours. This beautiful...

  • Travel with Irish Rail

    Rathdrum Transportation

    The easiest (and fastest) way to get to Rathdrum is to board a train. Irish Rail provides regular services on Drogheda - Rosslare international Airport route. Most probably you will set off from Dublin, Pearse station or Connoly is recomended. Ticket price varies from 12,50 euro student return to around 20 euro for adult return.Notice:To buy a...

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  • by askay Written Apr 29, 2010

    New internet cafe just opened in Greystones – “Hot Spot”. Just up from South Beach car park, before you get to the library/Dart station.

    Internet Access, Print, PC Repair, Computer Training,

    Ice Cream Bar, Coffee etc.
    VOIP service, tourist information etc

    Contact Details:
    Phone 01 – 201 6888

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  • Today

    Glencree Things to Do

    Today the Glencree centre for peace and reconciliation is committed to peacebuilding in Ireland and beyond.

  • Yesterday

    Glencree Things to Do

    It was the construction of a military road that led to the start of this little village. Barracks were built for the soldiers in 1806 to protect the road and it housed a captain and some 100 soldiers. By the 1850's the barracks were abandoned and it was then turned into a reformatory school for 300 boys. The reformatory closed in 1940 when the...

  • Armoury Cafe & Restaurant

    Glencree Restaurants

    You will find the coffee shop in the old armoury building. here you can experience the charm of yesteryear yet enjoy the comforts of today. Fruit scones with double cream and jam


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