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Laragh Glendalough

Old Military Road

Address
Old Military Rd, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

The Military Road runs north-south across the spine of the Wicklow Mountains. It was constructed between 12 August 1800 and October 1809, in the wake of the 1798 rebellion, to open up the mountains to the British Army to assist them in putting down insurgents who were hiding there. Rathfarnham itself was the scene of some skirmishes in the early days of the rising.

It was one of the first purpose-built roads in Ireland. Four barracks were built along the way at Glencree, Laragh,Glenmalure, and Aghavannagh. The engineer in charge was Alexander Taylor (b. 1746), who was responsible for many other roads in the country, including some turnpike roads (toll roads).

GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 53.114088
Longitude: -6.322971

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Glendalough Poulanass Walk (Pink Route)

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The steep climb up along the Poulanass Waterfall is worth the effort. The name Poulanass is taken from the Irish 'Poll an Eas' which means...

Glendalough Miners Road Walk (Purple Route)

  • Laragh Glendalough
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This easy ramble starts in the Upper car park and brings you along the shoreline of the lake. As you get deeper into the valley...

Clondara Bed and Breakfast

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Accommodation
Beautifully situated in an acre of lush landscaped gardens, Clondara nestles right beside the carpark...

Glenmalure Lodge

  • Laragh Glendalough
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Glenmalure Lodge is situated in the heart of the Wicklow Hills. Old world friendly atmosphere,...

Wicklow Heather Restaurant

  • Laragh Glendalough
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Enjoy a truly superb yet affordable gourmet experience in the tasteful surroundings of the Wicklow...

The Glendalough Hotel

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Accommodation
Accommodation at The Glendalough Hotel comprises 44 comfortable and spacious rooms and two suites. With panoramic views...

St Kieran's Church

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
To the south-east of  St. Kevin’s church lie the remains of St Kieran’s, the smallest...

Shekina Sculpture Garden

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
Garden Description: This one acre garden includes a stream with a bridge, two ponds on...

Glendalough Distillery

  • Laragh Glendalough
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The aim of Glendalough Distillery is to recapture Ireland’s lost heritage of great spirit production...

Wild Wicklow Tours

  • Laragh Glendalough
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Explore one of the most famous and enchanting places in Ireland, Glendalough. The spectacular hidden...

Heather House B&B

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Accommodation
Idyllically situated in the picturesque village of Laragh, just minutes from Glendalough National Park, Heather...

The Caher

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
To the east of the upper lake are the remains of  a stone enclosure, 20...

Priest House - Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
To the west of St Kevin’s Cross lies a small building known as the Priest’s...

Glendalough Green Road Walk

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • 2 Hours or less Walks
An easy stroll along the valley floor brings you to the Lower Lake. As you...

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Information Centre

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Attractions
Wicklow Mountains National Park - information Centre Situated off the Green Road close to the Upper...

JuJu's Adventures

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Activities
JuJu’s Adventures: Visiting Glendalough…..Why not unlock its beauty with a wonderful Wicklow Adventure? Trail run...

Mike’s Hikes

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Activities
Mike's Hikes is a new Wicklow based walking/hiking venture.  Many of the hikes are in...

Casey's Bar & Bistro @ The Glendalough Hotel

  • Laragh Glendalough
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  • Food & Drink
The old bar and lounge were transformed into an open space in 2015 and renamed Casey's...
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