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Blessington Lakes

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Blessington Lakes, Blessington
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Welcome to the Blessington Lakes (Poulaphouca Reservoir)

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.

The Poulaphouca reservoir is the largest man made lake in Ireland and is a great base for various outdoor activities.

The road around the lake offers amazing views over the reservoir and the Wicklow Mountains.  Drive or Cycle around the lake going through historic villages such as Valleymount, Ballyknockan or Lacken.

Walk the popular Blessington Greenway, visit nearby Russborough House and its interactive exhibition or enjoy a paddle on the lake.

Discover Blessington

Blessington Lakeshore Heritage Trail

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The Blessington Lakes are nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The waters of this man made reservoir, created c. 1940 form the centrepiece...

St. Mark's Cross

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The 4.2m high cross at Blessington Village Cemetery known as St Mark's Cross, was previously known as St Boaithin's cross up until the nineteenth century....

Hunting Brook Gardens

  • Blessington
  • wicklownews
  • Attractions
At the heart of this excitingly contemporary Irish garden lies Jimi’s Wicklow home, a modest...

Blessington Bookstore

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Cafes & Deli's
Opened since 2005, The Blessington Bookstore is nestled on the bustling, leafy green Blessington Main...

The Cow House @ June Blake's Gardens

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
The Cow House is a recently restored 19th Century farm building set in the grounds...

South West Wicklow Heritage Trail

  • Baltinglass
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
80km / 50 miles / Full Day The county of Wicklow is naturally divided by...

West Wicklow Heritage Trail

  • Baltinglass
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
80 km / 50 miles / Full Day The county of Wicklow is naturally divided...

Tulfarris Golf Resort

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
Situated on a 200 acre estate overlooking Poulaphouca and the Blessington Lakes at the foothills...

Abhainn Ri Self Catering

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Abhainn Rí is a superb self-catering accommodation found in the heart of Wicklow, surrounded by...

Disc Golf Course - Kippure

  • Blessington
  • JM Publishing
  • Activities
Kippure Estate is opening Ireland’s first official Disc Golf Course. We are extremely excited about...

Blessington Lakes Drive

  • Blessington
  • visitwicklow
  • Attractions
On this 26km round trip you will get to experience one of Wicklow's hidden gems....

Russborough House - Ireland's Ancient East

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Russborough was built between 1741-1750 and is regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses....

Blessington Greenway Walk

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
The Blessington Greenway walk links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at...

Group Accommodation & Self-Catering Lodges at Kippure Estate

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Whether you are coming to Kippure Estate for your wedding reception or family function, a...

CP Adventure - Avon Ri Adventure Centre

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
[vc_video link="https://youtu.be/4G6fayqCTx0"]Avon Rí has an extensive range of land and water-based activities for you to...

The Elbowroom Escape - Donard

  • Baltinglass
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Venue Hire The elbowroom escape is a treasure nestled in the Wicklow landscape. Feel the...

Kippure Adventure Activity Centre

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
Whether you are looking for adventure and fun, for an educational experience, or if you...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
This church, just 7km from Blessington, commands stunning views out over the Blessington Lakes. It...
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