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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 5000 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

June Blake's Garden

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Crafternoon Tea

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  • wicklownews
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Grangecon Cafe & Food Store

  • Blessington
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  • Cafes & Deli's
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Charles Camping

  • Blessington
  • wicklownews
  • Local Shops
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CP Adventure - Avon Ri Adventure Centre

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
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Threecastles, Oldcourt

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  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
A rectangular tower house with a barrel vault (a vault arched structure of monastery)  forming...

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...

Hunting Brook Gardens

  • Blessington
  • wicklownews
  • Attractions
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Blessington Lakes

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
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Group Accommodation & Self-Catering Lodges at Kippure Estate

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  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
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The Elbowroom Escape - Donard

  • Baltinglass
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
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Kippure Adventure Activity Centre

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
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South West Wicklow Heritage Trail

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

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....

Tulfarris Golf Resort

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
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Blessington

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  • fredwicklow
  • Towns & Villages
[vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column width="1/3"]Blessington is one of the biggest towns in West Wicklow.  Beside the...

Prospect House

  • Blessington
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St. Mark's Cross

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