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Kilmacanogue

Kilmacanogue

Welcome to Kilmacanogue, gateway to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains, situated at the foot of the Great Sugarloaf Mountain on the main route from Dublin to Wexford.
The ancient Irish name Cill Mocheanóg meaning the church of Mocheanóg refers to an early Irish saint who founded a monastic settlement here around 650-750 AD. Mocheanóg came from Wales and was a disciple of Saint Patrick and he had strong associations with Glendalough.

In 1834 the population of Kilmacanogue was 2,797 and by 1891 it had fallen by 40% to 1678, mainly due to famine and emigration.
In 1910 Kilmacanogue was a delightful residential district, pleasantly situated amidst beautiful scenery, and inhabited principally by country gentry, Dublin merchants, retired clergymen, and professional gentlemen.

Today this vibrant village has almost 1,000 residents. A great numbers of walkers visit this area and the nearby mountains. The winding country roads are a haven for cyclists offering spectacular scenery.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 53.168597
Longitude: -6.136197

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The Sugarloaf Trail

  • Kilmacanogue
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
Great Sugar Loaf Mountain dominates the skyline as you drive south from Dublin into Wicklow. This unique mountains stands apart from the rest of the...

Avoca Kilmacanogue

  • Kilmacanogue
  • fredwicklow
  • Cafes & Deli's
Set in the grounds of the old Jameson (of whiskey fame) estate, surrounded by ancient trees and rolling gardens, the Avoca store at Kilmacanogue is...

Sugar Loaf Way

  • Kilmacanogue
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
Route Description: The Sugar Loaf Way starts at Kilmacanogue 1916 Commemorative Garden close to Kilmacanogue...

Kilmacanogue

  • Kilmacanogue
  • fredwicklow
  • North-East Wicklow
Welcome to Kilmacanogue, gateway to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains, situated at the foot of...

Deerpark Djouce

  • Kilmacanogue
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 to 4 Hours Walks
The ‘Long Hill’ provides road access to several car parks from which you can start...

Great Sugarloaf

  • Kilmacanogue
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The Great Sugarloaf (Ó Cualann also Beannach Mhór) is 4km west of Kilmacanogue.  Its isolation...

Djouce Woods Trail

  • Kilmacanogue
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
This route provides a shorter / easier option to the Deerpark Djouce route. The route...

Plucks of Kilmacanogue

  • Kilmacanogue
  • fredwicklow
  • Food & Drink
Plucks is a local pub serving great food and drink. With the views of the...
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