The Piper’s Stone – Ireland’s Ancient East We’re here in Athgreany, Hollywood, 2.5 kilometers south of Hollywood, in county Wicklow, on the N81. This very ancient site consists of a ring of stones knows as the Piper’s Stones. Click here for location and access info

Celebrity Gardener Diarmuid Gavin, launches the 2017 Wicklow Gardens Season “What amazes people when they come to Ireland, and especially to Wicklow, is the range of plants that can be grown here, plants that have been sourced from all corners of the planet.  Because of Wicklow’s temperate climate, with very few extremes of hot or [...]
Powerscourt Estate launches innovative multi-lingual audio guides – the first of their kind in Ireland On Monday 3rd April, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, officially launched the new innovative multi-lingual audio guides at Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Powerscourt Estate is the first visitor attraction in Ireland to use the [...]
Video:  Wicklow, Created by Nature, Made by the People A landscape molded by an ice-age that thawed 10,000 years ago;  Where glacier valleys lye between towering mountains; Where dense woodland blankets rolling hills;  where bubbling streams feed mountain lakes; and where patchwork fields meet the Irish Sea:  Wicklow! The Garden of Ireland has been blessed [...]
Destination South Wicklow:  Rathgall, Aghwole & Rathwood A mix of Bronze Age, Early Christian, Chocolate & Family Fun! Welcome to the Deep Southern end of County Wicklow.  This is probably the most remote location in the County: beyond the villages of Aughrim, Tinahely and Shillelagh, on the Carlow border.  Yet, as remote as it might [...]

New Book:  ‘Wicklow Bound’, A Seasonal Guide by Seán Ó Súilleabháin After ten years of living in and exploring Wicklow, Seán Ó Súilleabháin has composed a magnificent and unique guide to Ireland’s Garden County. Commencing in January, each chapter covers a new month and thoughtfully details the subtle changes to be observed in the countryside […]

St. Patrick’s Wicklow landing and other tales to boost local economy as part of Ireland’s Ancient East Storytelling central to town’s business growth It could have been a local Wicklow shamrock to go down in history with our patron saint had the locals not had other ideas.  Legend has it that St. Patrick initially arrived […]

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 […]

Prisoner’s life of Billy Byrne at Wicklow’s Historic Gaol Interview with Mary Morris, Matron at Wicklow’s Historical Gaol. William “Billy” Byrne who was to become one of the most romantic figures of the 1798 Rebellion in Wicklow.  His vision and role has been immortalised in many stone, story and song.  Billy was arrested in May […]