Wicklow County Tourism

Scenic Locations

Ballykissangel

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Avoca, Avoca
Avoca avillage was the filmset for Ballykissangel,  a BBC television drama set in a picturesque irish village of the same name. The original story revolved around a young English Roman Catholic priest as he became part of a rural community

Baltinglass Abbey

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Church Lane, Baltinglass
The abbey is situated on the east bank of the River Slaney on the North side of Baltinglass town. The six beautiful Gothic arches on either side of the nave, supported by alternate round and square pillars, are a noteworthy feature of the r

Blessington Lakes

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Blessington Lakes, Blessington
Set in the Wicklow Mountains, the Blessington Lakes cover 500 acres water. The Lakes were formed 50 years ago by the building of the Poulaphouca Dam and hydroelectric station. Many amenities can be enjoyed in the Lakes area.

Bray Seafront Promenade & Bray Head

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Bray Seafront , Bray
Bray enjoys a mile long beachfront promenade. The beach is dominated by Bray Head and its summit cross, with the Sugar Loaf and the Wicklow mountains in the background.  

Brittas Bay Beach

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Brittas Bay, Brittas Bay
Brittas has a 5km stretch of powdery sand and sand dunes, it is designated as a proposed Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It is an area of ecological importance and habitats of interest include sand dunes, ferns and grassland areas. The

East Coast Wetlands & Nature Reserve

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Sea Road, Newcastle
BirdWatch Ireland is restoring a wetland nature reserve in Blackditch, Newcasle as part of a four year project to protect rare waterbirds and fen habitat and to provide access to the visiting public. An assortment of different birds can be

Glen of Imaal

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Glen of Imaal, Donard
The Glen of Imaal (Gleann Uí Mháil) is a remote valley in the western Wicklow Mountains. Ringed by Lugnaquilla (highest point in Leinster) and its foothills. Much of the Glen is used by thearmy as an artillery firing range, and the many w

Glenmacnass Waterfall

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R115 - Military Road, Laragh Glendalough
The Glenmacnass River follows the Old Military road from Sally Gap to Laragh and Glendalough.  The Glenmacnass Waterfall is a stunning scenic location and  a popular photo  stop for visitors touring along the uplands of the Wicklow Hills

Glenmalure Valley & Waterfall

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Glenmalure Valley , Rathdrum
This remote and wild valley is the longest of its kind in Ireland and Britain. Along the route you will enjoy spectacular views along the valley and the Carawaystick Brook Waterfall.  

Great Sugarloaf

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R755, Kilmacanogue
The Great Sugarloaf (Ó Cualann also Beannach Mhór) is 4km west of Kilmacanogue.  Its isolation from other hills, steep slopes, and conical shape makes it appear much taller than it’s 501m height above sea level.  It is composed of Cam