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Blessington Lakes

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Blessington Lakes, Blessington
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Welcome to the Blessington Lakes (Poulaphouca Reservoir)

Set in the Wicklow Mountains, the Blessington Lakes cover 5000 acres water. The Lakes were formed 50 years ago by the building of the Poulaphouca Dam and hydroelectric station.

The Poulaphouca reservoir is the largest man made lake in Ireland and is a great base for various outdoor activities.

The road around the lake offers amazing views over the reservoir and the Wicklow Mountains.  Drive or Cycle around the lake going through historic villages such as Valleymount, Ballyknockan or Lacken.

Walk the popular Blessington Greenway, visit nearby Russborough House and its interactive exhibition or enjoy a paddle on the lake.

Discover Blessington

June Blake's Garden

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
For the last eleven years June Blake has devoted her time to creating an exciting, experimental and contemporary garden. It is set in the heart...

The Manor Kilbride

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Drive southwards from Dublin through the gloriously rugged Wicklow Mountains and, at the foot of the famous Sally Gap, you’ll find The Manor, a rambling...

CP Adventure Centre

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
We are an Outdoor Adventure Activity Company located at Russborough House & Parklands in Blessington,...

Prospect House

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Prospect House, is a charming Georgian house colourwashed in a deep traditional ochre lime finish,...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
This church, just 7km from Blessington, commands stunning views out over the Blessington Lakes. It...

National Bird of Prey Centre

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
At the National Bird of Prey Centre you will get a chance to meet Birds...

The Cow House @ June Blake's Gardens

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
The Cow House is a recently restored 19th Century farm building set in the grounds...

The Avon

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
The Avon, situated at the start of the Wicklow Greenway and only 30min drive from...

Blessington Lakeshore Heritage Trail

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The Blessington Lakes are nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The waters of...

Group Accommodation & Self-Catering Lodges at Kippure Estate

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Whether you are coming to Kippure Estate for your wedding reception or family function, a...

Blessington Tourist Office

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Services
Blessington Tourist Office provides comprehensive information on what to do and places of interest to...

Pure Result Boot Camp

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Activities
Find a new you! Pure Results is a fitness retreat with a difference. A seven...

Disc Golf Course - Kippure

  • Blessington
  • JM Publishing
  • Activities
Kippure Estate is opening Ireland’s first official Disc Golf Course. We are extremely excited about...

West Wicklow Heritage Trail

  • Baltinglass
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
80 km / 50 miles / Full Day The county of Wicklow is naturally divided...

St. Mark's Cross

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The 4.2m high cross at Blessington Village Cemetery known as St Mark's Cross, was previously...

The Elbowroom Escape - Donard

  • Baltinglass
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Venue Hire The elbowroom escape is a treasure nestled in the Wicklow landscape. Feel the...

Hunting Brook Gardens

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
At the heart of this excitingly contemporary Irish garden lies Jimi’s Wicklow home, a modest...

Seefin - Passage Grave

  • Blessington
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
More interesting and more exciting to the general visitor are tombs known as Passage-Graves, which...
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