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Rathsallagh House Awarded Best Historic Hotel Wedding Experience for 2017 Competing against 500 hotels throughout Europe, Rathsallagh House was awarded Best Historic Hotel Wedding Experience at the 2017 Historic Hotels of Europe Awards, which took place on 23rd of October 2016 in Santorini, Greece. Industry leaders, hoteliers and media representatives gathered from all over Europe […]

Weekend Break: Midnight in the Garden of Ireland Wicklow’s a great place to visit any time, but its Halloween treats will delight all the family, writes Sean O’Riordan from the Irish Examiner Normally a trip to the tranquil, scenic county known as the garden of Ireland wouldn’t put you in the horrors, but as we […]

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 […]