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Blessington

Blessington

DISCOVER 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 Lakeshore Heritage Trail

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The Blessington Lakes are nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The waters of this man made reservoir, created c. 1940 form the centrepiece...

St. Mark's Cross

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The 4.2m high cross at Blessington Village Cemetery known as St Mark's Cross, was previously known as St Boaithin's cross up until the nineteenth century....

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...

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...

Avon Ri Self Catering Townhouses

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

The Manor Cottages Self Catering

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