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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

Group Accommodation & Self-Catering Lodges at Kippure Estate

  • Blessington
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  • Accommodation
Whether you are coming to Kippure Estate for your wedding reception or family function, a corporate event, outdoor activities, hillwalking or simply to get away...

Kippure Adventure Activity Centre

  • Blessington
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  • Activities
Whether you are looking for adventure and fun, for an educational experience, or if you just want to relax and tune into nature, the Adventure...

Join Fleet - Peer to Peer Car Rental

  • Arklow
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  • Car & Camper Van Hire
Fleet is the new peer to peer car rental app launching on iOS and Android...

Blessington Lakes

  • Blessington
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  • Attractions
Welcome to the Blessington Lakes (Poulaphouca Reservoir) Set in the Wicklow Mountains, the Blessington Lakes...

Blessington Lakeshore Heritage Trail

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

National Bird of Prey Centre

  • Blessington
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  • Activities
At the National Bird of Prey Centre you will get a chance to meet Birds...

Toms Bike Shop

  • Blessington
  • wicklownews
  • Activities
Bike Shop & Bike Hire Whether just popping in to buy a tube or handing...

Charles Camping

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

Hunting Brook Gardens

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

Prospect House

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

The Manor Cottages Self Catering

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
The Manor Cottages are nestled in the grounds of a 19th-century manor house in the...

St. Mark's Cross

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

Blessington Lakes Drive

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

Threecastles, Oldcourt

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

Tulfarris Golf Resort

  • Blessington
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  • 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...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

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

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...
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