Tel: +353 (0) 404 45600
Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.
Glendalough has long been an area renowned for its natural beauty and history and it is one of the most visited places in Ireland.
Glendalough, famous for its monastic site founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin, has a round tower, stone churches and numerous crosses. The visitor centre houses an exhibition and an audio-visual show. The centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities. There's also a car/coach park close to the site. For thousands of years people have been drawn to 'the valley of the two lakes' for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife.Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul. Glendalough has long been an area renowned for its natural beauty and history and it is one of the most visited places in Ireland. The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and has many attractions to entice, entertain and enthral visitors, from its world famous Monastic Site with Round Tower (pictured to the right) to its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way. Today, Glendalough and the surrounding area has everything to offer the modern visitor from a wide selection of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, to great places to eat as well as a host of other activities to suit both the independent traveller and the whole family.
Tel: +353 (0)1 204 6000
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Admission Charge: Adults €8.00, Student/OAP €7.00, Child (U16) €5.00, Child (U5) Free
The glorious formal gardens at Powerscourt, which boast stunning views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, is one of the County Wicklow's best loved attractions. The gardens, spanning 47 acres, began when the house was built for Richard Wingfield between 1731 and 1740. A century later the 7th Viscount Powerscourt decided to expand the family fortunes with the creation of an elaborate garden. It's certainly worth a visit and features include well-maintained gardens, sweeping terraces, ornamental lakes, picturesque walks as well as walled gardens. And for the nature lover among you there are over 200 different species of trees and shrubs.
Wicklow's Historic Gaol
Telephone 353(0)404 61599 / 66433
Monday to Saturday : 10.30 am - 4.30 pm
Sunday : 11.00am - 4.30pm
Story of Crime, Cruelty, Exile & Misery"One of the most haunted places in Ireland"
This is a major new visitor attraction located in Wicklow town. A two million restoration plan has been carried out by Wicklow County Council to develop the old county Gaol. There has been a Gaol on this site since 1702 and it remained active until 1924. During this time thousands of prisoners, young and old, men, women and children, guilty and innocent passed through its doors. The story of Wicklow's Historic Gaol is their story. The exhibition covers such episodes as the 1798 Rebellion, the Great Famine, life in the Gaol during the 18th and 19th centuries and transportation to the penal colonies of Australia. The highpoint of the visit is the reconstruction of the prison ship, which visitors can climb aboard.
Lough Tay is a small but scenic lake set in the Wicklow Mountains in County Wicklow, Ireland. It lies between the mountains of Djouce and Luggala, and is most easily viewed from above, from the R759 or the Wicklow Way as it descends past the J. B. Malone memorial. It is fed by the Cloghoge River, which then drains into Lough Dan to the south.
The northern coastline forms part of an estate belonging to the Guinness family; it is edged with a beach of startlingly white sand, the dark peaty water and the white sand create a striking similarity to a pint of Guinness.