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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

Seefin - Passage Grave

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
More interesting and more exciting to the general visitor are tombs known as Passage-Graves, which are set in round earthen tombs. The chamber is approached...

Blessington Lakes Drive

  • Blessington
  • visitwicklow
  • Attractions
On this 26km round trip you will get to experience one of Wicklow's hidden gems. The drive surrounds the valley where the Kings river once...

Threecastles, Oldcourt

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

The Manor Cottages Self Catering

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

Kippure Adventure Activity Centre

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

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...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

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

National Bird of Prey Centre

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

Abhainn Ri Self Catering

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

Blessington Bookstore

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

Abhainn Ri Farmhouse

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

Blessington Greenway Walk

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
The Blessington Greenway walk links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at...

Avon Rí Adventure Centre - Blessington Team Up

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
Blessington Team Up offers a wide range of leisure activities in Wicklow for you to partake...

St. Mark's Cross

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

Prospect House

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

Disc Golf Course - Kippure

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

Join Fleet - Peer to Peer Car Rental

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

Charles Camping

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