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Blessington

Blessington

Welcome to Blessington

Blessington is one of the biggest towns in West Wicklow.  Beside the Blessington Lakes and the Wicklow Mountains, Blessington is steeped in history.  Around every corner there are buildings, statues, and relics of the past staring back at you.  Some of the more noticeable features include the Credit Union House, Downshire Monument, Saint Mary’s Church of Ireland, and the Horseshoe Arch, all of which are found in the centre of town.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude 53.169658
Longitude -6.534069

See & Do in Blessington

Lakeshore Heritage Trail

The Blessington Lakeside Heritage Project is an exciting initiative, developed by the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council in association with local people in the Blessington area.

This trail covers a wealth of stories and folklore about local landmarks; Neolithic settlements,  flooded villages; granite stone cutting traditions and the rebuilding of Dublin after the 1916 Rising

Russborough House

Russborough was built between 1741-1750 and is regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses. It has magnificent views of the Blessington Lakes and Wicklow Mountains .

Blessington Greenway

This walk links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at Russborough House. The trail starts at Blessington and leads south along the shores of Blessington Lakes and through forest and natural woodland.

Discover Blessington

Blessington Tourist Office

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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:...

Hunting Brook Gardens

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At the heart of this excitingly contemporary Irish garden lies Jimi’s Wicklow home, a modest timber house that he built in 2002 and where he...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

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

Toms Bike Shop

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Bike Shop & Bike Hire Whether just popping in to buy a tube or handing...

Grangecon Cafe & Food Store

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Wholesome aromas will draw you into Jenny and Richard Street’s smashing cafe, which retained its...

Threecastles, Oldcourt

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

Kippure Adventure Activity Centre

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Whether you are looking for adventure and fun, for an educational experience, or if you...

Prospect House

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Prospect House, is a charming Georgian house colourwashed in a deep traditional ochre lime finish,...

Seefin - Passage Grave

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

Blessington Bookstore

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Opened since 2005, The Blessington Bookstore is nestled on the bustling, leafy green Blessington Main...

June Blake's Garden

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

Tulfarris Golf Resort

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

Avon Ri Self Catering Townhouses

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Self Catering Accommodation at Avon Rí consists of 39 luxury self catering townhouses with stunning...

Abhainn Ri Farmhouse

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Luxury Guest Bedrooms: Stay at a 170 year old traditional Wicklow farmhouse and enjoy luxury...

The Cow House @ June Blake's Gardens

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

Blessington Lakeshore Heritage Trail

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The Blessington Lakes are nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The waters of...

Irish Car Rentals

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Irish Car Rentals offers cheap car hire with 15 locations nationwide in Ireland. Dublin South...

Abhainn Ri Self Catering

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