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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

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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...

Threecastles, Oldcourt

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A rectangular tower house with a barrel vault (a vault arched structure of monastery)  forming a ceiling or roof. The barrel consists of a semi...

Seefin - Passage Grave

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

Tulfarris Golf Resort

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

Blessington Bookstore

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

Toms Bike Shop

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

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...

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...

Kippure Adventure Activity Centre

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

Blessington Lakes Drive

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

Prospect House

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

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 Self Catering

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

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 Lakes

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

Blessington Tourist Office

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Blessington Tourist Office provides comprehensive information on what to do and places of interest to...

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...

Russborough House - Ireland's Ancient East

  • Blessington
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Russborough was built between 1741-1750 and is regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses....
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