WICKLOW OUTDOORS

Welcome to the Garden County, where Ireland comes out to play.

From mountain to sea, Wicklow’s varied landscape offers an amazing playground for a wide variety of outdoor activities.  Wicklow’s sceneries is an amazing backdrop to thousands of outdoor enthusiasts every week.

Wicklow is home to the largest mountain area in Ireland with rollling hills, dense forrests and mountains reaching close to 1000 meters or 3000 feet high.  Wicklow’s many lakes, rivers, and 30 km coastline along the Irish Sea create a varied playground for watersports activities.

TOP TRAILS IN WICKLOW

Wicklow is home to more than 50 marked trails offering what is probably Ireland’s best walking destination.  Here are some of the most iconic walks Wicklow has to offer

TOP OUTDOOR EVENTS IN WICKLOW

Wicklow is home to many outdoors events throughout the year.  Find here a selection of some of the most iconic and challenging events in Wicklow.

UNIQUE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES IN WICKLOW

Go deepsea fishing, spend a night in a tipi, get on a fatbike, cruise on an e-bike, learn to surf, play disk-golf:  Wicklow offers some unique experiences to enjoy the outdoors!

2 days ago

Wicklow Tourism

The Round Tower, at Glendalough. ⠀

The most iconic of all the landmarks in Glendalough, if not #Wicklow, is the Round Tower, which stands 33 meters tall.

It was built almost 1000 years ago by the monks of St. Kevin’s monastery. The conical roof had to be replaced in 1876 when it was struck by lightning. ⠀Find out more about visiting Glendalough here - bit.ly/GlendaloughRoundTower

The tower was called “Cloigtheach”, meaning bell tower, suggesting their main use. The tower was sometimes used as a place of refuge for monks when the monastery was under attack. They also served as both as lookout posts and as beacons for approaching monks and pilgrims.
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The Round Tower, at Glendalough. ⠀

The most iconic of all the landmarks in Glendalough, if not #Wicklow, is the Round Tower, which stands 33 meters tall. 

It was built almost 1000 years ago by the monks of St. Kevin’s monastery. The conical roof had to be replaced in 1876 when it was struck by lightning. ⠀Find out more about visiting Glendalough here - http://bit.ly/GlendaloughRoundTower
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The tower was called “Cloigtheach”, meaning bell tower, suggesting their main use. The tower was sometimes used as a place of refuge for monks when the monastery was under attack. They also served as both as lookout posts and as beacons for approaching monks and pilgrims.

 

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Tracey West

We have tried twice in the last 6 weeks to walk in Glendalough. Car parks are full and roads at a standstill. We, like many others turned around and left. I feel sorry for those who only have one chance to visit this gorgeous place...I can return again. Traffic management needs to be reviewed or park and ride system should be introduced....we are destroying this beautiful amenity.

Leonard Jonas ☘️

It’s beautiful and very historic 😀

Mike McAleer

David Mordaunt some day I will go there

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3 days ago

Wicklow Tourism

***WIN*** An exclusive Wicklow Outdoors Beanie!

We're running a competition over on Instagram - follow this link for more details - bit.ly/WicklowOutdoorsComp

On Instagram, just post a photo of the Wicklow Outdoors, including the hashtag #WicklowOutdoors ! We'll select four of your photos, which we'll share here on Facebook, and your guys will vote for your favourite!

The winning photo (with the highest number of likes) gets one of our brand new beanies, in a choice of aqua, grey orange, not yet available in shops 😀😀😀
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***WIN*** An exclusive Wicklow Outdoors Beanie!  

Were running a competition over on Instagram - follow this link for more details - http://bit.ly/WicklowOutdoorsComp

On Instagram, just post a photo of the Wicklow Outdoors, including the hashtag #WicklowOutdoors ! Well select four of your photos, which well share here on Facebook, and your guys will vote for your favourite!

The winning photo (with the highest number of likes) gets one of our brand new beanies, in a choice of aqua, grey orange, not yet available in shops 😀😀😀

 

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Ashleigh Faughnan

5 days ago

Wicklow Tourism

With romance in the air this Valentine's Day, here's a lovely little spot in #Wickow to bring your loved-one!

This bench, near the Pepperpot Tower in Powerscourt Gardens, was once a 'Courting Bench'. The bar on the wall continued down to the ground to separate the two lovers so they could sit beside each other... but not get too close! Find out more about visiting Powerscourt Gardens here - bit.ly/PowerscourtHouseWicklow

#powerscourt #gardens #wicklow Powerscourt Estate
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With romance in the air this Valentines Day, heres a lovely little spot in #Wickow to bring your loved-one! 

This bench, near the Pepperpot Tower in Powerscourt Gardens, was once a Courting Bench.  The bar on the wall continued down to the ground to separate the two lovers so they could sit beside each other... but not get too close!  Find out more about visiting Powerscourt Gardens here - http://bit.ly/PowerscourtHouseWicklow

 #powerscourt #gardens #wicklow Powerscourt Estate

 

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have to admit that when I first saw the "bar" seperation of two people was NOT the first thing to spring to mind

Kelly McGarvey

Ruth Watkins

No patty fingers.