About Us

Welcome to Wicklow

The Garden of Ireland

Wicklow is located thirty minutes South of Dublin City Centre. From Mountains to Sea, Wicklow’s landscape is unique: cliffs, sandy beaches, rolling mountains, hidden lakes, bogs, friendly villages, etc.

Wicklow is at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East: visit here pre-historic places of worship; follow on the footsteps of St Kevin in Glendalough’s 6th Century monastic site; experience the troubled times of the 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow Jail; admire the grandeur of Russborough or Killruddery houses; wander through Ireland’s most beautiful gardens like Powerscourt or Mount Usher.

Wicklow is Ireland’s premier outdoor destination: walk or cycle the Wicklow mountains. Play on some of Ireland’s best links and parkland golf courses. Ride through stunning landscape. Fish along our coast, rivers or lakes.

Wicklow has the largest national park in Ireland, the biggest forest land, the largest mountain area, the highest waterfall, the biggest man-made lake and the source of Dublin’s own River Liffey.

Getting There

Getting to Wicklow couldn’t be simpler, as the county lies directly beside the capital city, with access to Dublin Airport. Two ferry ports are also in close proximity to the county, in Dun Laoghaire and Rosslare. Once you arrive, there is a wide choice of transport from bus to train, taxi to coach and more. Just click on any of the categories below to find out what is the best option for you.

Dublin Airport

1h 20m drive to Glendalough (centre of County)

Shannon Airport

3h 12 min to Glendalough

Belfast Airport

3h 20 min to Glendalough

Cork Airport

3h 30 min to Glendalough

Dublin Port

1h20min to Glendalough

Rosslare Port

2h to Glendalough

Belfast Ferry Port

3h 15 min to Glendalough

Intercity Trains

Wicklow is on the Wicklow/Rosslare route and enjoys several daily trains with 4 stations along the East Coast: Bray, Greystones, Kilcoole, Wicklow Town, Rathdrum & Arklow.

Dublin Commuter Train (DART)

Bray and Greystones along the North Coast of Wicklow enjoy frequent connections with Dublin city centre.

Dublin Bus

Dublin operates various day and night buses between Dublin and North East & West Wicklow: 44 to Enniskerry, 65 to Blessington, 84n to Bray & Greystones, 84x to Greystones-Kilcoole-Newcastle, 184 to Newtownmountkennedy

Bus Eirann

The Irish national bus company offers also various connection from Dublin and Dublin Airport:

  • N.2: express service from Dublin Airport to Wicklow Town & Arklow – limited runs
  • N.133: Hourly bus service from Dublin Airport to Bray, Newtown, Ashford & Wicklow Town