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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

Blessington Tourist Office

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Services
Blessington Tourist Office provides comprehensive information on what to do and places of interest to visit in Co. Wicklow and surrounding areas. On Sale are:...

The Manor Kilbride

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Drive southwards from Dublin through the gloriously rugged Wicklow Mountains and, at the foot of the famous Sally Gap, you’ll find The Manor, a rambling...

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....

Seefin - Passage Grave

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
More interesting and more exciting to the general visitor are tombs known as Passage-Graves, which...

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 Bookstore

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

Crafternoon Tea

  • Blessington
  • wicklownews
  • Cafes & Deli's
Crafternoon Tea on Main Street Blessington is a little oasis of elegance that invites you...

St. Mark's Cross

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The 4.2m high cross at Blessington Village Cemetery known as St Mark's Cross, was previously...

Charles Camping

  • Blessington
  • wicklownews
  • Local Shops
Charles Camping is Ireland's leading leisure retailer, specialising in Caravans, Tents, Trailer Tents, Awnings and...

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...

The Elbowroom Escape - Donard

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

Blessington Lakes Drive

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

June Blake's Garden

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
For the last eleven years June Blake has devoted her time to creating an exciting,...

The Avon

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
The Avon, situated at the start of the Wicklow Greenway and only 30min drive from...

West Wicklow Heritage Trail

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

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

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

South West Wicklow Heritage Trail

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

Abhainn Ri Farmhouse

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Luxury Guest Bedrooms:   The old Victorian farmhouse at Abhainn Ri has been in the...
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