Wicklow County Tourism

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Aug
23
Sat
Wicklow Heritage Week
Aug 23 – Aug 31 all-day

EVENTS IN WICKLOW

Open Day at Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Location: Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Date: 24th August 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM

Enniskerry Village Walking Tour

Location: Town Clock, Enniskerry

Date: 26th August 18:30 PM to 20:00 PM

St. Pauls Graveyard Trail

Location: St Pauls Graveyard, Bray

Date: 23rd August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 27th August 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

A guided walk in Glendalough Monastic City

Location: Reception Glendalough Hotel

Date: 29th August 16:00 PM to 18:00 PM

Shamrock Fund in WW1

Location: Bray Public Library

Date: 26th August 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM

The Brabazons of Dublin and Wicklow

Location: Bray Public Library

Date: 28th August 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM

Heritage Trail – Guided Walk

Location: Wicklow Arms, Delgany Village

Date: 24th August 11:30 AM to 13:00 PM , 31st August 11:30 AM to 13:00 PM

Rockpool Ramble

Location: Above Cove Beach, Greystones, Co. wicklow

Date: 29th August 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Secrets of the Hedgerow – powerful tales, poisonous brews.

Location: The Wicklow Arms, Delgany, Co. Wicklow

Date: 23rd August 13:00 PM to 15:00 PM

Historical Walking Tour of Delgany

Location: The Wicklow Arms Delgany

Date: 24th August 13:00 PM to 15:00 PM

Glendalough Audio Guide

Location: Glendalough, County Wicklow

Date: 23rd August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM

Avoca Mines Guided Walk

Location: White Bridge Avoca

Date: 31st August 15:00 PM to 17:00 PM

Old Burial Ground and 13th Century Church Ruins, Guided Tour

Location: Old Burial Ground

Date: 24th August 11:00 AM to 13:00 PM , 26th August 11:00 AM to 13:00 PM , 29th August 12:00 PM to 14:00 PM

Guided Tour of Mount Usher Gardens

Location: Mount Usher Gardens

Date: 27th August 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Mining Heritage Walk at Glendason

Location: The Hero Mine, Glendason

Date: 25th August 19:30 PM to 21:30 PM

Walk of Glenturn Strand to Brides Head Beach

Location: Glenturn Car Park.

Date: 24th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM

Broadlough Loop Walk

Location: Murrough Car Park, beside new skate park

Date: 30th August 14:30 PM to 16:30 PM

St Kevin’s Way Pilgrimage

Location: Glendalough Visitor Centre Carpark

Date: 23rd August 10:00 AM to 15:00 PM

Kilmacurragh Plant Hunters and The Great War

Location: Newcastle Community Centre

Date: 29th August 20:00 PM to 22:00 PM

Talk and Demonstration of Irish Traditional Music

Location: Blessington Library

Date: 26th August 19:00 PM to 20:30 PM

A Talk at the Quaker Graveyard, Baltiboys

Location: Blessington Lakes Golf Club Baltiboys Blessington Co Wicklow

Date: 27th August 19:20 PM to 21:00 PM

World War I and it’s Impact on the Gardens of Kilmacurragh

Location: Kilmacurragh Car park.

Date: 23rd August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 24th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 30th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 31st August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Irish Quakers’ Story at Ballymurrin Quaker Farmstead from 1668

Location: Ballymurrin House, Kilbride, Wicklow (near Beehive)

Date: 23rd August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 24th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 25th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 26th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 27th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 28th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 30th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 31st August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM

Wicklow’s War – The First World War in County Wicklow

Location: Greystones Library

Date: 26th August 19:00 PM to 20:30 PM

The Week That Was in County Wicklow in 1914

Location: Ballywaltrim Library

Date: 27th August 18:45 PM to 20:00 PM

The Week That Was…in Bray

Location: Bray Library

Date: 30th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

50% off Wicklow’s Historic Gaol Tour Tickets

Location: Wicklow’s Historic Gaol

Date: 25th August 13:00 PM to 15:00 PM , 26th August 13:00 PM to 15:00 PM

Open Day at The Beit Residence

Location: The Beit Residence

Date: 24th August 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM

Open Day at The Garden Apartment

Location: The Garden Apartment

Date: 24th August 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM

Whale Watch Ireland 2014

Location: Bray Head, pitch and putt car park

Date: 24th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM

Wild Newcastle

Location: Newcastle Community Centre

Date: 26th August 20:00 PM to 21:00 PM

Megalithic Hill Walk

Location: Kippure House Estate Car Park

Date: 23rd August 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM

Blessington, 200 Years on Main Street, Who? and Where?

Location: Blessington Library

Date: 23rd August 10:00 AM to 13:00 PM , 23rd August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 26th August 13:00 PM to 20:30 PM , 27th August 10:00 AM to 13:00 PM , 27th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 28th August 10:00 AM to 13:00 PM , 28th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 10:00 AM to 13:00 PM , 29th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 30th August 10:00 AM to 13:00 PM , 30th August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM

Our Wicklow Heritage Community Archive

Location: Tinahely Courthouse Art Centre

Date: 24th August 19:00 PM to 21:00 PM

Forest School Day for all the Family

Location: Castleruddery Organic Farm

Date: 30th August 10:30 AM to 15:30 PM

Free Guided Historical Tours of Calary Church and Grounds

Location: Calary Church, on the R755 between Kilmacanogue and Roundwood

Date: 23rd August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 24th August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 30th August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 31st August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM

Famine Walk of Rathdrum Avondale

Location: Parnell Park, Rathdrum

Date: 23rd August 11:00 AM to 14:00 PM

Avoca Heritage and Graveyards Walk

Location: Avoca Mill, Avoca Village

Date: 27th August 12:00 PM to 14:00 PM

Preban Cemetary Exhibition

Location: Courthouse Tinahely

Date: 26th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 27th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 28th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM

‘Twenty Tonnes of Folklore: The 1937-1938 Schools’ Folklore Collection in North East Wicklow’

Location: Greystones Library

Date: 28th August 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM

Wicklow Past: Footsteps in Time

Location: The Foyer, County Buildings

Date: 25th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 26th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 27th August 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 28th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM

Traditional Children’s Games

Location: Tara’s Palace Museum of Childhood

Date: 25th August 12:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 26th August 12:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 27th August 12:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 28th August 12:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 29th August 12:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Burnaby Vintage Day

Location: Burnaby Park, Greystones, County Wicklow

Date: 31st August 14:00 PM to 17:00 PM

Medieval Lathe Demonstration with Eoin Donnelly

Location: National Botanic Gardens

Date: 24th August 12:00 PM to 15:00 PM

Sharing Heritage Accross the Generations

Location: Car Park, Kilmacurragh

Date: 27th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 31st August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Kilbride Pyramid Project

Location: Kilbride Pyramid

Date: 23rd August 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM , 24th August 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM , 25th August 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM , 26th August 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM , 27th August 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM , 28th August 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM , 29th August 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM , 30th August 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM , 31st August 9:00 AM to 20:00 PM

St. Saviour’s Church

Location: St. Saviuor’s Church

Date: 23rd August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 24th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 25th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 26th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 27th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 28th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 29th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 30th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 31st August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Bat Walk

Location: Arklow Bay Hotel

Date: 26th August 20:00 PM to 22:00 PM

Kustomkidz Kraft Kreatorz

Location: Julie’s Craft Store

Date: 23rd August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 24th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 25th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 26th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 27th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 28th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 30th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 31st August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM

Arklow Kynoch Heritage Walk

Location: Outside Bridgewater Shopping Centre

Date: 23rd August 14:30 PM to 16:00 PM

 

Aug
31
Sun
Climb Lugnaquilla, Wicklow’s Highest Mountain
Aug 31 all-day

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Walk up Lugnaquilla, the highest peak of Leinster

Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain outside of Kerry, with its summit at 925 meters (3,035ft) above sea level.

This challenging but accessible mountain is one of the best walks in the Wicklow Mountains and on a clear day, offers breathtaking views over the Wicklow Mountains and far beyond.

Footfalls Walking Holidays & Adventure.ie are organizing a series of fully guided walks to the summit of this mountain over July & August

Each walk is fully guided by qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders (2 guides for 16 people)

BOOK NOW – LIMITED PLACES
€25 per person

Equipment:

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Well worn waterproof boots
  • Warm clothing, hat & gloves
  • Water and food for the walk
  • Good level of fitness
  • Enthusiasm and good humour

Walk Schedule:

  • 9:30 – 10am:  Walk Registration at the Glenmalure Lodge  (GPS:  52.957727, -6.353465 - click for map)
  • 10 to 10:15am:  Walk briefing at the Glenmlure Lodge  (GPS:  52.957727, -6.353465 - click for map)
  • Walks starts from Baravore/Upper Car Park Glenmalure Valley (GPS:  52.988009, -6.412902 - click for map)
  • Walk:  between 5 and 6 hours to complete
  • Refreshments:  from 3pm at the Glenmalure Lodge

Walk location:

  • Registration and booking will take place from 9.30 am at the Glenmalure Lodge  (GPS:  52.957727, -6.353465 - click for map)
  • The walk will start at the upper car park in the Glenmalure Valley (GPS:  52.988009, -6.412902 - click for map)

Terms & Conditions:

  • This is a prepaid walk only. No unpaid walkers will be accepted on the day.  Last booking for each walk will be accepted 4 days prior to the walk.
  • Refund for no shows will be at the discretion of the organizer.
  • Walkers must have required equipment ready before the climb. Walkers without adequate equipment will be refused to take part.
  • Participants must be 16 years of age or older on the day of the walk, all under 18s must have a parent/guardian with them at all times
  • Weather up Lugnaquilla is unstable, and reaching the summit is not guaranteed.
  • Footfalls Walking Holidays and Adventure.ie reserve the right to cancel the walk up Lugnaquilla if weather conditions are not safe.  Alternative walk will be organised for the day.
  • The final decision for the climb or alternative walk will be done at briefing in the Glenmalure Lodge
  • This walk is fully guided, participants must stay with their guide at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the route.

 

BOOK NOW – LIMITED PLACES
€25 per person

Sep
5
Fri
BYOB Bowling @ Wicklow Bowl & KidZone
Sep 5 @ 20:00 – 21:00

€10 for 3 hours of bowling, pool & arcade games.

Bring Your Own Beer (or wine, cider, champagne! – whatever your favourite tipple is!)

Over 18′s only. ID required.

 

 


Sep
6
Sat
Swimming: Glendalough Upper Lake
Sep 6 @ 12:56 – Sep 7 @ 13:56

Glendalough valley was carved out by a glaciers during the ice age which formed the two lakes from which Glendalough gets its name. The upper lake being our venue.

In Irish mythology as with many of our Irish lakes Glendalough has also had an unwanted visitor in the form of a monster which lived in the upper lake. This creature was preying on the local congregation which was growing due to the popularity of Saint Kevin. The feeling among the people was in favour of killing the creature but Saint Kevin, an animal lover, would not let this happen. But,luckily for us, Saint Kevin entreated the creature to move to the lower lake where it lived feeding on the sickness washed from the livestock that were driven through the lakes by the locals.

Spring fed waters, oak lined banks and on the edge of the Wicklow mountains with sprint 750m and Olympic 1.5km distances to choose from, the Glendalough swim has something for everyone and is without doubt a race not to be missed.

Saturday Swims  750m   Open Water Swim 10am
1500m Open Water Swim 11am
Register from 8am

Sunday Swim –     3900m Open Water Swim 10am
Register from 8am – 9am

More info:

Sep
14
Sun
Field Day @ Enniskerry @ Knocklinn Farm
Sep 14 all-day

The 2014 Enniskerry Victorian Field Day takes place on Sunday 14th September 2014 at Knocklinn Farm, Ballyman Road just minutes from Bray and Enniskerry in Co. Wicklow. Proceeds are in aid of Bray Lakers and our local parishes in Enniskerry.   Gates are open from 11am to 5pm.  Entry fee only  €10 per Adult, €5 OAPs’ and kids go FREE.


 

About The Enniskerry Victorian Field Day

The Enniskerry Victorian Field Day Festival is held annually in September at Knocklinn Farm, on the Ballyman road minutes from Bray and Enniskerry and only 30 minutes from Dublin! This family farm has been run by the Heatley family since 1914 and is an idyllic setting for a Victorian themed festival with the Sugarloaf Mountain providing an amazing backdrop and the views of the coastline sparkling in the distance are stunning.

The Festival attracts over 4,000 people each year. The 2014 Enniskerry Victorian Field Day takes place on Sunday 14thSeptember. Come along in Victorian costume; it adds to the spirit of the day and you will be in with a chance to win magnificent prizes in our ‘Best Dressed’ Competition .

Our fantastic programme of events guarantees you a day out like no other! There are wide arrays of activities that will appeal to all ages and keep you entertained for an entire day! The festival programme includes; Steam Threshing – a sight not seen on this farm in over sixty years; Tug of War battles; Vintage car and tractor showsArtisan market and food fair. Other Entertainment highlights include puppetry; pony rides; Dog shows ; Horseshoe throwing; Nail Driving; Archery; Falconry;  Kids games and carousels and a variety of exciting competitions.

The Festival is organised entirely by dedicated volunteers and the local parishes of Enniskerry. Each year the proceeds of the day are divided between the joint parishes and a national charity organisation. We have chosen to work with the amazing Bray Lakers for 2014. Lakers is a sport and recreational club for children and adults with an intellectual disability. The club provides a wide range of sporting, educational and essential support services to members across Leinster. They have been in operation since 1989 and currently have 400 members supported by 130 volunteers and staff.

‘In Lakers we passionately believe that each member is unique, has their own abilities and is entitled to the opportunity for a better future.’ Bray Lakers 

 

At a Glance

  • The 2014 Festival is on Sunday September 14th
  • Kids Go Free
  • Adults €10 each  OAPs’ €5
  • Gates open from 11am-5pm
  • Organised Free parking on site
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fabulous Food Fair
  • Live music and entertainment all day
  • Picnic areas
  • Toilet Facilities

For more info to go:

 

Walk @ Glendalough @ Education Centre
Sep 14 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Join us on a gentle stroll around Glendalough to learn how to identify trees. Discover their history, folklore, ecology and uses, from the mighty oak, the King of the Trees, to the delicate Mountain Ash.
Location: The Information Office, by the Upper Lake, Glendalough.
Practicalities: Adults & older children only. No dogs. This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper lake has a car park fee.  Booking is essential. Bookings will be taken from Sat 30 Aug.

For more info go to:

 

Wedding Open Day @ Kippure
Sep 14 @ 16:04 – 17:04

Wedding Open Day – Sunday, 14th September 2014

We at Kippure Estate would like to invite you to attend our Wedding Open Day!

Come and visit our estate, which is surrounded by the wild and beautiful Wicklow Mountains, where we host weddings all year round. You will be able to see the areas for ceremonies, pictures, the reception rooms and accommodation for yourself, and find out more about our wedding packages while you are here.

When? Sunday, 14th September, 12pm- 6pm
Where? Kippure Estate, Manor Kilbride, Blessington, County Wicklow, Ireland

Includes: Complimentary fruit punch and canapés

For more information: Phone 01-458 2889 or email grainne@kippure.com

Find out more about weddings at Kippure here: http://www.kippure.com/weddings/wedding-venues-wicklow.htm

More info:

Sep
26
Fri
Festival of History – La Touche Legacy in Greystones
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day

La Touch Legacy in association with Greystones Archeological and Historical Society

At Charlesland Golf & Country Club

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For more info go to:

Sep
28
Sun
Climb Lugnaquilla, Wicklow’s Highest Mountain
Sep 28 all-day

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Walk up Lugnaquilla, the highest peak of Leinster

Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain outside of Kerry, with its summit at 925 meters (3,035ft) above sea level.

This challenging but accessible mountain is one of the best walks in the Wicklow Mountains and on a clear day, offers breathtaking views over the Wicklow Mountains and far beyond.

Footfalls Walking Holidays & Adventure.ie are organizing a series of fully guided walks to the summit of this mountain over July & August

Each walk is fully guided by qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders (2 guides for 16 people)

BOOK NOW – LIMITED PLACES
€25 per person

Equipment:

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Well worn waterproof boots
  • Warm clothing, hat & gloves
  • Water and food for the walk
  • Good level of fitness
  • Enthusiasm and good humour

Walk Schedule:

  • 9:30 – 10am:  Walk Registration at the Glenmalure Lodge  (GPS:  52.957727, -6.353465 - click for map)
  • 10 to 10:15am:  Walk briefing at the Glenmlure Lodge  (GPS:  52.957727, -6.353465 - click for map)
  • Walks starts from Baravore/Upper Car Park Glenmalure Valley (GPS:  52.988009, -6.412902 - click for map)
  • Walk:  between 5 and 6 hours to complete
  • Refreshments:  from 3pm at the Glenmalure Lodge

Walk location:

  • Registration and booking will take place from 9.30 am at the Glenmalure Lodge  (GPS:  52.957727, -6.353465 - click for map)
  • The walk will start at the upper car park in the Glenmalure Valley (GPS:  52.988009, -6.412902 - click for map)

Terms & Conditions:

  • This is a prepaid walk only. No unpaid walkers will be accepted on the day.  Last booking for each walk will be accepted 4 days prior to the walk.
  • Refund for no shows will be at the discretion of the organizer.
  • Walkers must have required equipment ready before the climb. Walkers without adequate equipment will be refused to take part.
  • Participants must be 16 years of age or older on the day of the walk, all under 18s must have a parent/guardian with them at all times
  • Weather up Lugnaquilla is unstable, and reaching the summit is not guaranteed.
  • Footfalls Walking Holidays and Adventure.ie reserve the right to cancel the walk up Lugnaquilla if weather conditions are not safe.  Alternative walk will be organised for the day.
  • The final decision for the climb or alternative walk will be done at briefing in the Glenmalure Lodge
  • This walk is fully guided, participants must stay with their guide at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the route.

BOOK NOW – LIMITED PLACES
€25 per person

Oct
1
Wed
Haunted Forest & Ghost Train @ Glenart Castle
Oct 1 @ 16:00 – 23:00

Would you take a ride on Ireland’s Scariest Train?

Have you got what it takes to make it through the Haunted Forest?

Opening October 1st

For Bookings and info please visit www.glenartevents.com

Can you handle the horror?

More info: