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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

National Bird of Prey Centre

  • Blessington
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At the National Bird of Prey Centre you will get a chance to meet Birds of Prey from around the world as well as our...

Blessington Bookstore

  • Blessington
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  • Cafes & Deli's
Opened since 2005, The Blessington Bookstore is nestled on the bustling, leafy green Blessington Main Street. We are a haven of books, barista coffee and...

The Cow House @ June Blake's Gardens

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

Blessington Lakeshore Heritage Trail

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

Threecastles, Oldcourt

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

Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

  • Blessington
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  • Accommodation
Tulfarris is more than just a hotel, golf and leisure resort. It's a culmination of...

Grangecon Cafe & Food Store

  • Blessington
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  • Cafes & Deli's
Wholesome aromas will draw you into Jenny and Richard Street’s smashing cafe, which retained its...

Disc Golf Course - Kippure

  • Blessington
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  • Activities
Kippure Estate is opening Ireland’s first official Disc Golf Course. We are extremely excited about...

Kippure Adventure Activity Centre

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

The Manor Cottages Self Catering

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

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...

Blessington Lakes Drive

  • Blessington
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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,...

Blessington Lakes

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

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...

Seefin - Passage Grave

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

Irish Car Rentals

  • Blessington
  • wicklownews
  • Car & Camper Van Hire
Irish Car Rentals offers cheap car hire with 15 locations nationwide in Ireland. Dublin South...

Abhainn Ri Farmhouse

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