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Laragh Glendalough

Old Military Road

Address
Old Military Rd, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

The Military Road runs north-south across the spine of the Wicklow Mountains. It was constructed between 12 August 1800 and October 1809, in the wake of the 1798 rebellion, to open up the mountains to the British Army to assist them in putting down insurgents who were hiding there. Rathfarnham itself was the scene of some skirmishes in the early days of the rising.

It was one of the first purpose-built roads in Ireland. Four barracks were built along the way at Glencree, Laragh,Glenmalure, and Aghavannagh. The engineer in charge was Alexander Taylor (b. 1746), who was responsible for many other roads in the country, including some turnpike roads (toll roads).

GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 53.114088
Longitude: -6.322971

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Avonmore Way

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 to 4 Hours Walks
Description of Trail The Avonmore Way follows a mixture of minor road, forest road and track as it skirts around Trooperstown Hill and winds its way...

Glendalough Spinc Walk (Blue Route)

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 to 4 Hours Walks
The walk follows the Poulanass Waterfall before entering the Lugduff Valley. From there, a steep climb up steps brings you onto the boardwalk which hugs...

Glendale Self Catering

  • Laragh Glendalough
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An ideal base for touring County Wicklow and the east coast, including Dublin, which is...

St Kieran's Church

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
To the south-east of  St. Kevin’s church lie the remains of St Kieran’s, the smallest...

Trooperstown Wood Lodge Guesthouse

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Located in the spectacular Wicklow mountains in Glendalough, Trooperstown Wood Lodge offers high quality, affordable...

The Glendasan River Restaurant at The Glendalough Hotel

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Food & Drink
The restaurant is bursting with style and elegance, combines traditional yet modern interior boasting colours...

Monastic City Gateway

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Glendalough, also known as the city of the seven churches, was enclosed within a circular...

Wicklow Mountains National Park - Information Centre

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
Wicklow Mountains National Park - information Centre Situated off the Green Road close to the Upper...

Trinity Church - Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
The Trinity Church is part of the monastic settlements in the Glendalough Valley. The Church...

The Glendalough Hotel

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
Accommodation at The Glendalough Hotel comprises 44 comfortable and spacious rooms and two suites. With panoramic views...

Glendalough Woodland Road (Silver Route)

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
This is a pleasant walk through one of the more secretive areas of Glendalough. It...

Laragh & Glendalough

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Towns & Villages
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Glendalough Poulanass Walk (Pink Route)

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  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
The steep climb up along the Poulanass Waterfall is worth the effort. The name Poulanass...

Irish Working Sheepdogs

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Attractions
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Glendalough Mines

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Wicklow Way Baggage

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Wicklow Way Baggage is a highly reliable service offering door-to-door baggage transfers between B&Bs, hotels...

Glendalough Hermitage

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • Accommodation
“Come away to a quiet place and rest awhile” (Mark 6:31) Glendalough Hermitage Centre offers...

Ballybraid / Ballyboy Trail

  • Laragh Glendalough
  • fredwicklow
  • 2 Hours or less Walks
A short and enjoyable walk which brings you to Ballyboy Viewpoint. From here you’ll get...
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