Towns & Villages



Blessington is one of the biggest towns in West Wicklow.  Beside the Blessington Lakes and the Wicklow Mountains, Blessington is steeped in history.  Around every corner there are buildings, statues, and relics of the past staring back at you.  Some of the more noticeable features include the Credit Union House, Downshire Monument, Saint Mary’s Church of Ireland, and the Horseshoe Arch, all of which are found in the centre of town.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude 53.169658
Longitude -6.534069

See & Do in Blessington

Lakeshore Heritage Trail

The Blessington Lakeside Heritage Project is an exciting initiative, developed by the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council in association with local people in the Blessington area.

This trail covers a wealth of stories and folklore about local landmarks; Neolithic settlements,  flooded villages; granite stone cutting traditions and the rebuilding of Dublin after the 1916 Rising

Russborough House

Russborough was built between 1741-1750 and is regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses. It has magnificent views of the Blessington Lakes and Wicklow Mountains .

Blessington Greenway

This walk links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at Russborough House. The trail starts at Blessington and leads south along the shores of Blessington Lakes and through forest and natural woodland.

Discover Blessington

South West Wicklow Heritage Trail

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  • Attractions
80km / 50 miles / Full Day The county of Wicklow is naturally divided by the granite expanse of the Wicklow Mountains, the largest continuous...

Public Transport (bus-train)

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  • Services
Getting to and around Wicklow by public Transport (bus-train) Bus Route 183 (Local Link): Wicklow Town to Glendalough (via Ashford, Roundwood, Annamoe, and Laragh). This...

The Avon

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

Blessington Greenway Walk

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  • 2 Hours or less Walks
The Blessington Greenway walk links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at...

Prospect House

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

Mermaid Arts Centre

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  • Arts Centres & Galleries
Since our launch in August 2002, Mermaid Arts Centre has made a splash in the...
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