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Mel Gibson’s hike up the Sugarloaf Mel Gibson is back in Wicklow, and has been spotted hiking up the Sugarloaf in Wicklow recently.  The Hollywood actor/director chose Wicklow in 1995 to shot the blockbuster “Braveheart” with Kippure Estate as one of the main location. See below image of Mel on top of the Sugarloaf: A photo posted […]

BOOK: “Rising from Obscurity” retraces the 19th Century life of Wicklow resident Harriet Susannah Ellis Second-cousins-twice-removed Kim Burkhardt from Seattle and Brian Ellis from Dun Laoghaire wrote the biography of their great-great grandmother, Harriet Susannah Ellis. although born in Co. Sligo, Harriet spent most of her life in Shillelagh and Carnew from the ages of seven […]

Head for the hills on the cosmopolitan Wicklow Way Reporter David Medcalf pulled on his hiking boots and set off to find some of those making the most of the mountains on the Wicklow Way Most of those who follow the Way seriously take at least three days to complete the trek from one end […]

#WakeUpInWicklow:  Playing in the Garden of Ireland By Barry Egan – Sunday Independent Twitter–EMAIL Lord Byron could have been writing about the Garden of Ireland, Wicklow, when he rhapsodised thus: “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in […]

Interview with Sean Heffernan, Head Gardener at Mount Ushers Gardens: “Mount Usher Gardens were  established by Edward Warpole in the 1860’s.  The Garden has been a Robesonian garden for nearly 150 years.” “Edward Warpole originally bought the mill here at mount usher.  Originally a tuck mill and then a corn mill, it unfortunately fell down […]

Wake Up In Wicklow “Wake up in one of Ireland’s true scenic treasures with magnificent hills and mountains, long sandy beaches, rivers and lakes.” “Wake up in a place that offers hundreds of kilometers of walking trails and cycling routes, kayaking, surfing, sailing, horse-riding, and some of Ireland’s best golf courses.” “Wake up in a [...]

Wicklow Amazing Drone Footage Produced by, this amazing drone footage goes through some of Wicklow's most scenic locations Wicklow locations shown include the following: Glendalough Lake & Monastic Site More Info Sally Gap More Info Powerscourt Waterfall More Info Powerscourt More Info The Sugar Loaf More Info Lough Tay - Guinness Lake More Info Glenmacnass [...]

The Secret Behind Sammy-the-Seal Interview with Alan Hegarty, from the Lighthouse Restaurant and the Fishman shop: “Sammy arrived in 2012 when we opened the fish shop and he has actually trained me into feeding him 3 times a day at 9 o’clock, 1 o’clock and 4 o’clock. At high tide he would jump out of the […]