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Dine in the Dark at the Mystic Celt Restaurant The Mystic Celt Restaurant in Wicklow Town to Challenge Customers to Dine in the Dark On 10th November On November 10th the Mystic Celt restaurant will challenge local customers to Dine in the Dark as part of Ireland’s first National Dine in the Dark week. On […]

Autumn in Wicklow! Introduces Autumnal Retreats & Halloween Activities this October #WakeUpInWicklow Autumn is here and what better county to experience the outdoors and the season’s rich colours then in the garden of Ireland, Wicklow. has introduced a selection of activities making it easy to plan your retreat and #WakeUpInWicklow. Wicklow is a […]

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 […]